New Jersey is in a series of poor roles for this
game adding to my confidence that the Rangers will win this game and move on to the NHL Playoffs.
Ryan’s NHL 5* Locks
New Jersey at the New York Rangers
12:30 PM ET, April 9, 2011
Rangers favored by -175/155
provided by Pinnacle
5* graded play on the
Rangers as they take on the New Jersey Devils in NHL action set to start at
12:30 PM ET Saturday, April 9. My
proprietary sports handicapping database and simulator shows a high probability
that the Rangers will win this game. The Rangers currently sit in the eighth
and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, but they will need help to
maintain that position. This is the Rangers last game of the regular season and
they have 91 points. Carolina has two remaining games entering Friday night
action and can jump over the New York Rangers with two straight wins.
Carolina is playing Atlanta at the time of this writing Friday
night and are defeating them 3-0 through two periods. Presuming they hold onto
the win this will force the Rangers to win to have any opportunity to gain the
eighth and final playoff spot. Carolina is scheduled to play the Tampa Bay Lightning Saturday
night at 7:00 PM ET and are currently $1.63 favorites. Point is that the
Rangers will be fully focused to win the game knowing they are all but out if
Supporting this graded play is a system that has produced a
record of 146-98 making 36.2 units since 1996. Play on any team against the money line off
an embarrassing home loss where they were shut out and are winning between 51%
and 60% of their games on the season. The Rangers put themselves into this rather
helpless situation losing to Atlanta 3-0 and were installed as $2.35 favorites.
The simulator shows a high probability that the Rangers will
score at least three goals in this game and that New jersey will have no more
than two goals in this game. In past games where the Rangers allowed two or
fewer goals they have produced a 33-8 record making 28 units this season,
103-34 making 68.8 units spanning the past three seasons, and 396-104 making
308.4 units since 1996. In past games where the Rangers have scored three or
more goals they are 12-7 making 5.2 units per one unit wagered this season,
36-16 making 21.3 units per one unit wagered spanning the past three seasons.
When New jersey has allowed three or more goals in past games they are just
3-17 losing 16.6 units per one unit wagered this season, 19-39 losing 28.5
units per one unit wagered spanning the past three seasons, and 84-162 losing
161.2 units per one unit wagered since 1996. Moreover, in past games where New
Jersey scored two or fewer goals they are just 13-38 losing 32.6 units per one
unit wagered, 31-101 losing 99 units per one unit wagered spanning the past
three seasons, 145-404 losing 458.4 units one unit wagered since 1996.
New Jersey is in a series of poor roles for this game adding to
my confidence that the Rangers will win this game easily. Note that New Jersey
is just 8-23
against the money line losing 16.8 units per one unit wagered after having lost
two of their last three games this season. Rangers are a resilient club noting
they are 14-5 against the money line making 9.4 units per one unit wagered
after a loss by two goals or more in their previous game this season.
NHL Free Pick
Take the New York Rangers.