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Hockey Matchup - New York Rangers Ottawa Senators Odds Preview

Ottawa SenatorsNew York Rangers
March 8, 7:00 PM | Madison Square Garden

Ottawa Senators vs New York Rangers Odds

12-8-4TEAM RECORD12-8-2

The Ottawa Senators will be looking for their second straight payout over the New York Rangers this season as those clubs meet at Madison Square Garden in NHL betting action on Friday.

The Senators slipped past the Rangers by a score of 3-2 as a +125 home underdog on the NHL odds at the sportsbooks in their first meeting of the season on February 21. The OVER/UNDER has gone 1-4-5 for totals bettors over their past 10 matchups.

The Senators will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 12-8-4 this season, while the Rangers are 12-8-2. Ottawa is 5-17-2 on the totals; New York is 8-12-2.

View Ottawa vs NY Rangers Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 15-rated Senators taking on the No. 12-rated Rangers in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 20-ranked offense (2.6 goals per game) against a Senators defense that ranks No. 2 at 2 goals per game allowed. The Rangers powerplay has clicked at a 15.4% rate while the Senators have a 88.9% rate on the penalty kill.

The Senators were a 5-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Maple Leafs. That made winners of bettors who got Toronto at -135 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

New York won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Islanders on March 7. Bettors who backed the Rangers at -115 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Ottawa Senators Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 7-3
After playing Toronto are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

New York Rangers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Florida are 5-5
After playing NY Islanders are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

A few Senators at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ottawa's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ottawa's last 5 games
Ottawa is 7-2 SU in their last 9 games when playing on the road against NY Rangers
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Ottawa's last 19 games when playing on the road against NY Rangers
NY Rangers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of the NY Rangers last 19 games when playing at home against Ottawa
NY Rangers are 9-4 SU in their last 13 games at home
NY Rangers are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games when playing at home against Ottawa

Next up:
Ottawa home to Boston, Monday, March 11
NY Rangers at Washington, Sunday, March 10