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Rangers Senators Game 2 betting

The top-seeded New York Rangers are the favorites at the sportsbooks once again on Saturday as they host the Ottawa Senators in Game 2 of the first-round series between the clubs.

The Rangers took a 1-0 lead on the Senators on Thursday night with a 4-2 home victory, with Henrik Lundqvist stopping 30 of 32 Ottawa shots to help his club pay out on the NHL betting lines.

Craig Anderson allowed four goals on 31 shots for Ottawa in that loss.

New York will face the 41-31-10 Senators. In totals betting, the Rangers are 32-31-19 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Senators are 42-38-2 favoring the OVER.

View Ottawa vs NY Rangers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NHL line for this matchup, New York sat as -170 favorites. The total was set at 5.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Rangers rated this week at No. 7 and the Senators sitting at No. 14.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 13-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) against a Senators defense that ranks No. 24 at 2.9 goals per game allowed. The Rangers powerplay has clicked at a 15.7% rate while the Senators have a 81.6% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for Ottawa, they were a 4-2 loser as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -170 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Ottawa Senators Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing NY Rangers are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

New York Rangers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Florida are 5-5
After playing Ottawa are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

 

A few Senators at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Ottawa's last 5 games on the road
Ottawa is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Rangers
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Ottawa's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Ottawa's last 12 games when playing on the road against NY Rangers
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of the NY Rangers last 12 games when playing at home against Ottawa
NY Rangers are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games
NY Rangers are 10-5 SU in their last 15 games at home
NY Rangers are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing Ottawa

Next up:
Ottawa home to NY Rangers, Monday, April 16

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