Rangers meet Habs in Montreal
The New York Rangers are 0-4 in their past four games against the Montreal Canadiens on the NHL lines as those teams meet on the ice at the Bell Centre on Saturday.
Overall the Rangers are just 3-7 in their past 10 games against the Canadiens, losing 2-0 to them at home as a -117 favorite when they last met on October 28.
The UNDER has paid out in each of the last four games between the teams.
The Canadiens sit at 10-8-2 on the season; in comparison, the Rangers are currently 9-9-0. Looking to wager on the totals? Montreal is 5-14-1 OU, and New York is 7-8-3 OU.
The visitors opened as 134 moneyline underdogs 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.
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 6-rated Canadiens and the No. 15-ranked Rangers, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.
New York lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Devils on November 12. Bettors who backed the Devils at +160 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors to the payout window.
The Canadiens were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Blue Jackets. That made winners of bettors who got Montreal at -109 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Montreal's No. 20-ranked offense (2.6 goals per game) against a Rangers defense that ranks No. 16 at 2.72 goals per game allowed. The Canadiens powerplay has clicked at a 23.68% rate while the Rangers have a 83.08% rate on the penalty kill.
A few Rangers at Canadiens trends to consider:
NY Rangers is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Rangers's last 6 games
NY Rangers is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
NY Rangers is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games on the road
Montreal is 1-5-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal's last 6 games at home
Montreal is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing NY Rangers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal's last 5 games when playing NY Rangers
New York home to Los Angeles, Sunday, November 17th
Montreal home to Minnesota, Tuesday, November 19th