Rangers seek big 3-0 lead on Canadiens

The New York Rangers get a chance to take a commanding 3-0 lead on the Montreal Canadiens in the NHL's Eastern Conference final on Thursday night when they meet in Game 3.

The Rangers beat the Canadiens 3-1 on the road in Montreal in Game 2 of the best-of-seven set on Monday night in an UNDER result for totals bettors on the NHL odds. Saturday's 7-2 Rangers win in Game 1 turned out to be an OVER result.

Bettors who expected the absence of Carey Price would force the total up by half a goal were disappointed.

Montreal Canadiens vs New York Rangers Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Montreal Canadiens were listed as 155 underdogs on the NHL hockey moneyline earlier at Bovada. The over under total was set at 5 before betting started earlier on Thursday at BetOnline.

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Computer Prediction: Montreal Canadiens vs New York Rangers Pick

A 2.9-2.7 result in favor of the Rangers is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Montreal Canadiens vs New York Rangers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

New York will face the 54-32-9 Canadiens. In totals betting, the Rangers are 36-48-14 in over under betting so far this season while the Montreal Canadiens are 35-47-13. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Montreal injuries news.

The Canadiens - Rangers odds would favor the Rangers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. New York is rated No. 10 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Montreal is at No. 26.

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How Montreal Canadiens vs New York Rangers Stats Matchup

The game also pits New York's No. 18-ranked offense, averaging 2.67 goals per game, against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 6 at 2.53 goals allowed. The Rangers power play is averaging 17.63% while the Canadiens defense kills off 83.95% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

 

Montreal Canadiens vs New York Rangers Betting Odds Trends

Montreal is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games
Montreal is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal's last 6 games
Montreal is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games on the road
NY Rangers is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
NY Rangers is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
NY Rangers is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games when playing Montreal
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of NY Rangers's last 8 games when playing Montreal

Next Betting Matchups

Montreal at New York, Sunday, May 25th

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