New York Rangers home to Canadiens in hockey betting action
Montreal Canadiens vs New York Rangers Odds
The Montreal Canadiens will look to grab a road win when they take on the Rangers in New York at Madison Square Garden on Friday in hockey odds action.
Supporters of the Canadiens have seen them go 29-34-14 so far this season, while the Rangers are at 49-21-7. In totals betting, the Rangers are 30-30-17, while the Canadiens are 30-37-10.
On the opening NHL line for this matchup, New York sat as -240 favorites. The total was set at 5.
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 7-ranked Rangers and the No. 15-rated Canadiens in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 11-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 19 at 2.8 goals per game allowed. The Rangers powerplay has clicked at a 14.7% rate while the Canadiens have a 88.7% rate on the penalty kill.
Last time out for Montreal, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Panthers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Panthers at -108 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.
The Rangers were a 4-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Jets. That made winners of bettors who got New York at +100 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.
Montreal Canadiens Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Washington are 6-4
After playing Florida are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
New York Rangers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Florida are 5-5
After playing Winnipeg are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
A few Canadiens at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal's last 5 games on the road
Montreal is 7-2 SU in their last 9 games when playing NY Rangers
Montreal is 3-8 SU in their last 11 games when playing on the road against NY Rangers
Montreal is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
NY Rangers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games
NY Rangers are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games at home
NY Rangers are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games when playing at home against Montreal
NY Rangers are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games when playing Montreal
Montreal at Washington, Saturday, March 31
NY Rangers home to Boston, Sunday, April 1