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Rangers at Devils: What bettors need to know

New York Rangers at New Jersey Devils (-115, 4.5)

THE STORY: The gloves are off as the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils prepare for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals. The visiting Rangers - and head coach John Tortorella in particular - are furious at what they perceive is the Devils' selling of penalty calls to the officials. Tortorella's latest rant notwithstanding, the Rangers come into this one with plenty of momentum after striking for three third-period goals in a 3-0 victory over New Jersey in Game 3.

TV: 8 p.m. ET, NBCS, CBC

ABOUT THE RANGERS: When Devils head coach Peter DeBoer criticized Rangers forward Brandon Prust for a hit that left defenseman Anton Volchenkov woozy - referring to it as "head-hunting" - Tortorella came out swinging. He cited two incidents during the game in which he believes the Devils were just as guilty of head-hunting tactics. "I look at (Dainius) Zubrus' elbow to (Anton) Stralman, I look at (Zach) Parise launching himself into (Michael) Del Zotto," Tortorella said. "Maybe if our players stay down on the ice, we'll get something." DeBoer's response to Tortorella's tirade: "Comical."

ABOUT THE DEVILS: Parise was noticeably absent from Game 3's post-game quote sheet. The star sniper was dealing with more than just the loss to the Rangers - he also faced questions about comments his father made before the game. J.P. Parise, a former NHLer who played for Canada in the 1972 Summit Series, suggested that Parise would be a good fit with the Rangers. The younger Parise, an unrestricted free agent this summer, simply didn't want to deal with the media crush he anticipated. "I probably would have said some things I’d regretted," he said. "So … I was just upset about how the game went."

TRENDS:
- Rangers are 11-5 in their last 16 games as a road underdog.
- The under is 10-3-9 in the Rangers' last 22 overall.
- Devils are 8-2 in their last 10 home games.

OVERTIME:

1. New York has four power-play goals against the best penalty-killing unit in the regular season. The Devils are just 1 for 12 with the man advantage.

2. Rangers G Henrik Lundqvist leads all netminders with three postseason shutouts.

3. Parise has 13 goals and 20 assists in 43 career regular-season games against the Rangers.

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Posted by DDH420
2 years ago

NHL(1)NJ (full time) ML -120 (2)NJ -1.5 +265..........................................................MIXED(1)DEVS ML to CELTS ML to THUNDER ML +230 X 1.5 UNITS (2)DEVS -1.5 to CELTS -5.5 to THUNDER -7.5 +1230
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Posted by NYBUILT
2 years ago

Rangers both MLB and NHL. Celts/Phi over 174 and Lakeshow +8
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Posted by DDH420
2 years ago

King Felix never seems to beat TEX......BOL2US on the baseball RAGS but I gotta ride with the LUCIFERS on the ice.
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Posted by NYBUILT
2 years ago

I wished I had waited on you two...I feel like im on island..LOL.. GL bro
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Posted by DDH420
2 years ago

Not happy about seeing you on the Lakers tonight. CELTS are in so if NJ hangs on I could have OKC ML & -7.5 to polish those two beefy parlays.
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Posted by NYBUILT
2 years ago

Good luck Leek, on the Rangers tonight!
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Posted by LeeK3
2 years ago

Yesterday Mike Smith and the Coyotes shutout the Kings and I lost my Team Total Over bet again on the Kings. That makes 3 bets in a row that I have lost in hockey to take me to 145-131-6 for +6.2 units on the season.....I stuck with my plan of whomever won Game 3, to bet the opposite in Game 4 of the Rangers versus Devils Series, and I bet the Devils on the low ML of -120 for tonight's Game #4..... I have a feeling this Series could go back and forth until Game 7 and after the Devils got shutout in Game 3, I think they go all out tonight with their forechecking as they try to keep the pressure on in the Rangers' zone. The Devils actually out-shot the Rangers 36-22 last game but they could not capitalize and they also went 0 for 5 on the Power Play. I think and hope that changes tonight. Also, the Devils have won 8 of their last 10 games at home.........................NEW JERSEY -120 vs Rangers, to win 1 unit........Good Luck to us all!
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Posted by DDH420
2 years ago

" King Felix never seems to beat TEX......BOL2US on the baseball RAGS but I gotta ride with the LUCIFERS on the ice."