Rangers open playoff series in Montreal

The UNDER has paid out six straight times in games between the New York Rangers and the Montreal Canadiens as those teams open an NHL playoff betting series Saturday afternoon.

New York went just 1-2 against Montreal during the regular season, with each of those contests turning into UNDER results for bettors on the NHL odds. The Rangers have just two wins in their last nine games against the Canadiens.

New York Rangers vs Montreal Canadiens Opening Odds and Betting Line

On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, Montreal sat as -130 Favorite over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.

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Computer Prediction: New York Rangers vs Montreal Canadiens Pick

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 3-2.8 result in favor of the Canadiens today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

New York Rangers vs Montreal Canadiens Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Montreal Canadiens sport a record of 54-30-9 heading into this matchup, while the New York Rangers sit at 53-37-6 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 34-46-13 for the Canadiens and 35-47-14 for the Rangers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Montreal vs New York injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 26 (Montreal Canadiens) and the No. 10 (New York Rangers) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

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How New York Rangers vs Montreal Canadiens Stats Matchup

The game also pits Montreal's No. 17-ranked offense, averaging 2.7 goals per game, against a Rangers defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.32 goals allowed. The Canadiens power play is averaging 18.3% while the Rangers defense kills off 84.98% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for New York, they were a 2-1 winner as they battled the Penguins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at +140 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Montreal was a 3-1 winner on the road against the Bruins. Bettors on Montreal at +160 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

New York Rangers vs Montreal Canadiens Betting Odds Trends

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Rangers's last 6 games
NY Rangers is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Montreal
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Rangers's last 5 games when playing Montreal
NY Rangers is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Montreal
Montreal is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
Montreal is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Montreal is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing NY Rangers
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montreal's last 5 games when playing NY Rangers

Next Betting Matchups

New York at Montreal, Monday, May 19th