Moneyline favors Rangers in battle with Senators
New York Rangers vs Ottawa Senators Odds
The Senators get a visit from the New York Rangers in hockey action on Thursday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.
The Senators sport records of 9-6-2 heading into this matchup, while the Rangers sit at 8-6-1 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 4-13 for the Senators and 6-9 for the Rangers.
The visitors opened as 110 moneyline favorites in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5 for those preferring over under wagers, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 10-rated Rangers taking on the No. 14-rated Senators in this contest.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Ottawa's No. 26-ranked offense (2.4 goals per game) against a Rangers defense that ranks No. 10 at 2.5 goals per game allowed. The Senators powerplay has clicked at a 16.1% rate while the Rangers have a 84.5% rate on the penalty kill.
New York lost its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Canadiens on February 19. Bettors who backed the Canadiens at +146 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Last time out for Ottawa, they were a 3-1 winner as they battled the Islanders at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Senators at -119 were rewarded, while the 4 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
New York Rangers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Florida are 5-5
After playing Montreal are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3
Ottawa Senators Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing NY Islanders are 4-6
After a win are 5-5
A few Rangers at Senators trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the NY Rangers last 5 games on the road
NY Rangers are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games when playing on the road against Ottawa
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of the NY Rangers last 10 games
NY Rangers are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Ottawa's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ottawa's last 5 games at home
Ottawa is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Ottawa is 2-8 SU in their last 10 games when playing at home against NY Rangers
NY Rangers at Montreal, Saturday, February 23
Ottawa home to Toronto, Saturday, February 23