Montreal Canadiens host New York Rangers in hockey action
New York Rangers vs Montreal Canadiens Odds
New York pays a visit to Montreal on Saturday, hoping to shut down the Canadiens bats in hockey action at Bell Centre.
The Rangers will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 8-6-2 this season, while the Canadiens are 11-4-2. New York is 6-9-1 against the total, while Montreal is 8-9 versus the number.
If you're going with the Canadiens in this one, they were listed as moneyline favorites of -123 on most hockey betting menus early today for Monday's contest. The over-under was at 5 earlier at BetOnline.
This game puts the Canadiens, most recently No. 12 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Rangers, who rate a No. 10 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Montreal's No. 9-ranked offense (2.9 goals per game) against a Rangers defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.6 goals per game allowed. The Canadiens powerplay has clicked at a 18.3% rate while the Rangers have a 83.3% rate on the penalty kill.
The Rangers were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Senators. That made winners of bettors who got Ottawa at +125 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for PUSH bettors.
Last time out for Montreal, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Islanders at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Islanders at +131 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
New York Rangers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Florida are 5-5
After playing Ottawa are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4
Montreal Canadiens Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing NY Islanders are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
A few Rangers at Canadiens trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the NY Rangers last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of the NY Rangers last 12 games when playing on the road against Montreal
NY Rangers are 3-8 SU in their last 11 games when playing Montreal
NY Rangers are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games on the road
Montreal is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against NY Rangers
Montreal is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal's last 5 games
Montreal is 8-3 SU in their last 11 games when playing NY Rangers
NY Rangers home to Winnipeg, Tuesday, February 26
Montreal at Ottawa, Monday, February 25