A nice winner on Sunday as the Kings never trailed and went on to win 4-2 including an empty netter that sealed the deal with about 45 seconds left in the game.
Tonight we see Game 1 of the other Conference Finals series between the New Jersey Devils and New York Rangers. I have no series play going here, but I do have a play for tonight’s game…
New Jersey Devils @ New York Rangers – OVER 4.5 GOALS (-130)
(Note: I’m risking 1.30 units to win 1.00 units)
These two teams have met 6 times already this season and they don’t like each other at all – it should be a great series. The totals of the 6 meetings from most recent to the first were: 6, 5, 2, 1, 7, and 5. As you can see 4 of the 6 games got over tonight’s posted total of 4.5. Although the Rangers have been playing the UNDER all playoffs long I think the Devils will set the pace tonight. New Jersey has scored 3 or more goals in 7 straight games and all but 2 of their 12 postseason games thus far. Although the Rangers have either “pushed” or went under the total in all but 1 game in these playoffs they have had a number of games with 5 goals. 7 of their 14 games have had 5 or more goals and therefore would have cashed OVER 4.5 wagers. Tonight I see the Devils setting the pace and I expect it to be more of an offensive game than a defensive game. I wouldn’t be surprised to see this game at 2-2 at one point and cashing our OVER wager tonight.