NHL Playoffs Betting: Winners and Overs for Tuesday’s Slate

  • The New Jersey Devils have +190 to cover their -1.5-puck line against the New York Rangers.
  • The Rangers and Devils recent matchup history favors the over for their 5.5 total.
  • The Vegas Golden Knights have great value at -150 to win Game 1 against the Winnipeg Jets.

NEW YORK – The New York Rangers have -235 odds to cover their +1.5-puck line against the New Jersey Devils. With such heavy odds, bettors can see more profit by taking the over at 5.5 goals.

Rangers +1.5 (-230) and Over 5.5 (-120)

In the Rangers and Devils regular season series, the game totals went over 5.5 in three of their four matchups. Aside from the devils 2-1 victory in their most recent matchup, they scored at least seven goals in their other three games, which all finished by a score of 4-3.

Although playoff hockey may be a different beast, the New York Rangers had no issue cashing the over in the 2022 playoffs. In their first round matchup against the Pittsburgh Penguins, the teams combined for over 5.5 in all seven games and an average of over 8 goals per game.

The New Jersey Devils are fourth in the NHL with 3.52 goals per game and average 3.5 goals in their matchups with the Rangers this season. The -120 odds for the over at 5.5 on online sportsbooks has good value based on matchup trends.

Vegas Golden Knights ML (-150) vs Winnipeg Jets

The Vegas Golden Knights are 1.5-puck line favorites with +170 odds to cover against the Winnipeg Jets. The Jets have -200 odds to cover the puck line because of their ability to do so in two of their three matchups against Vegas in the regular season.

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The Golden Knights won all three of their games against the Jets, doing so without their starting goalie for the NHL Playoffs. Laurent Brossoit will be the goalie for the Golden Knights in Game 1, a goalie that has led Vegas to victory in each of his last five starts.

The Knights -150 money line odds on NHL sportsbooks for Game 1 in Vegas are valuable.