Rangers vs Devils Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for NHL Playoffs Game 5 (New Jersey Capitalizes on Newfound Momentum)

Rangers vs Devils Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for NHL Playoffs Game 5 (New Jersey Capitalizes on Newfound Momentum)


The 2022-23 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs continue on Thursday, April 27, including Game 5 of the Eastern Conference's New York Rangers vs. New Jersey Devils series.

Rangers vs Devils Game 5 Info

  • Series: Series tied 2-2
  • Date: Thursday, April 27, 2023
  • Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Prudential Center -- Newark, New Jersey
  • Coverage: ESPN2

This back-and-forth series is now down to a best-of-three after the Devils picked up a 3-1 victory in Game 4. New Jersey defenseman Jonas Siegenthaler's first-ever playoff goal wound up being the game-winner while goaltender Akira Schmid turned aside all but one of the 23 shots he faced to score the victory.

Rangers vs Devils Odds & Spread

  • All NHL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: NYR: (+105) | NJ: (-126)
  • Spread: NYR: +1.5 (-245) | NJ: -1.5 (+198)
  • Total: 5.5 -- Over: (-104) | Under: (-118)

The Devils enter this contest as home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 5.5 goals with the over being favored at -118 odds.

Rangers vs Devils Betting Trends

  • The Rangers are 2-4 straight up in their last six games.
  • New Jersey is 14-3 straight up in its last 17 games against the Metropolitan Division.
  • The total has hit the under in six of the Rangers' last eight games.
  • The total has hit the over in 13 of New Jersey's last 20 games against the Rangers.

Rangers vs Devils Prediction & Pick

After scoring 10 goals in the first two games, the Rangers' offense has been held to two since the series shifted to Madison Square Garden. The Rangers simply haven't been able to solve Schmid, who's stopped 57-of-59 shots (.966 save percentage) since the start of Game 3.

While the Rangers won the previous two games at Prudential Center, I'm siding with the Devils in Game 5. New Jersey has found a way to contain New York's top players over the last two games and now has momentum on its side. Besides, Gerard Gallant's club is only 12-17 straight up as the underdog this year, whereas the Devils are 38-26 as the favorite.

With a rowdy Prudential Center crowd giving them a boost, look for the Devils to finally win on home ice this postseason.

Final Score Prediction: Devils: 4 | Rangers: 2

Rangers vs Devils Best Bet

Although the last two games have been low-scoring affairs, I expect a bit more offense in Game 5. For starters, the Rangers and Devils combined for six goals in each of the two previous games at Prudential Center. The over is actually 15-5 in the last 20 games between these clubs played in New Jersey.

With a 3-2 series lead on the line, expect the Rangers and Devils to step up a bit, resulting in the 5.5-goal total being surpassed.

Bet: Over 5.5 Goals (-104)

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