Devils vs Rangers Game 5 Prediction & Best Bets

Nate Hornung

Thu Apr 27 2023

Devils vs Rangers Game 5 Prediction & Best Bets cover

With the series all tied at two games a piece, the Devils and Rangers go back across the river to square off in Game 5 tonight!

Each team took two games on the other’s home ice, and tonight the Devils look to get the first home win of this series. Can it be done? Or will the Rangers continue domination in New Jersey?

Let’s breakdown tonight’s game!

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Devils vs Rangers Matchup Breakdown

The Rangers took Games 1 and 2 in New Jersey by a score of 5-1 in each contest. The Devils responded by taking their own pair of games in the Garden, both low scoring matchups.

Tonight, we have Game 5. The Rangers have home ice advantage in Game 6, however we haven’t seen that really come into play with neither team being able to win at home.

Will that change tonight?

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Matchup Information

  • Venue & Location: Prudential Center (Newark, NJ)
  • Date: Thursday April 27th, 2023
  • Puck Drop: 7:30pm Eastern
  • Broadcast: ESPN2

Betting Odds

Odds courtesy of FanDuel.

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  • New Jersey Devils -1.5 (+210)
  • New York Rangers +1.5 (-260)


  • New Jersey Devils -120
  • New York Rangers +100


  • Over 5.5 (+100)
  • Under 5.5 (-122)

Devils vs Rangers Game 5 Best Bets

NJD/NYR Over 5.5 (+100) FanDuel

I feel like the under will be a popular pick based on previous games in this series. We saw 6 goals in Games 1 and 2, but we had a penalty shot and an empty netter to start off the series.

During the regular season, we saw 3 of 4 games go over between these two squads. The goaltending in this series has been unbelievable from Igor Shesterkin. On the other side, Akira Schmid has stepped up and gotten two much needed wins for New Jersey, stopping 96.6% of shots in the last to games.

For even money, I’ll bet on a little goalie regression in Game 5.

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Chris Kreider Over 0.5 Point (-132) FanDuel

I’ll sound like a broken record, but we’re betting this until it doesn’t hit. I am very surprised the books didn’t raise this up to -150 after the series he has had, but let me break it down for you again.

Kreider hits this number in 57% of games this season. Against the Devils? He’s hit this number in all 8 games this year, including 3 multi-point games, 2 of those being in this playoff series.

Dating back to last season, Kreider has hit this in 11 straight games against New Jersey. He’s hit in 13 of his last 14 against NJ, and 18 of his last 21. The man just eats up the Devils.

He’s also hit this in 10 of his last 12 playoff games overall. We’re riding it again tonight.

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Game 5 Prediction

Back at home, I think Jack Hughes might find a different gear tonight. The man is all in and certainly does not want his season to end. In front of his home crowd, I believe he will be fired up again this evening.

I predict we go to overtime tied 3-3, and our young hero finds the net to win it for New Jersey.

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Nate Hornung
Nate Hornung

Nate has been a recreational sports bettor for about 4 years. In that time, he has grown to love the pursuit of winners and sticking it to The Man. Currently pursuing a Math degree, Nate hopes to get a better understanding of numbers to help him become a more profitable sports gambler, however he will be the first to tell you this game is about more than just stats.