Habs try to bounce back versus Rangers
The Montreal Canadiens will be looking to bounce back from an ugly Game 1 loss to the New York Rangers on Monday night as those teams hit the ice in Game 2 of the Eastern final.
Montreal lost 7-2 as a -120 home favorite on the NHL betting lines at the sportsbooks in Game 1 on Saturday afternoon, in an easy OVER result for bettors. The OVER/UNDER, however, is just 1-7-2 in the last 10 Canadiens versus Rangers games.
New York Rangers vs Montreal Canadiens Opening Odds and Betting Line
If you're backing the visiting New York Rangers in this one, they Rangers listed earlier today as underdogs of 110 at most Sportsbooks, including Bovada. Those over/under total betting saw the number open in the area of 5, depending on the book.
Computer Prediction: New York Rangers vs Montreal Canadiens Pick
Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 2.9-2.7 win for the Rangers on Monday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Montreal Canadiens currently sport a record of 54-31-9. The New York Rangers are 54-37-6. Betting totals have seen the Canadiens post a 35-46-13 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Rangers have gone 36-47-14 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Montreal vs New York injuries news.
The Montreal Canadiens sit at No. 26 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the New York Rangers sit at a No. 10 on the same chart.
How New York Rangers vs Montreal Canadiens Stats Matchup
Offensively, the game matches up the Montreal Canadiens No. 17-ranked offense (2.69 goals per game) against a New York Rangers defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.32 goals per game allowed. The Canadiens powerplay has clicked at a 18.13% rate while the Rangers have a 85.14% rate on the penalty kill.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
New York won its last outing, a 7-2 result against the Canadiens on May 17. Bettors who backed the Rangers at +110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
New York Rangers vs Montreal Canadiens Betting Odds Trends
NY Rangers is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
NY Rangers is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
NY Rangers is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Montreal
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Rangers's last 7 games when playing Montreal
Montreal is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Montreal's last 9 games
Montreal is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Montreal is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing NY Rangers
Next Betting Matchups
New York home to Montreal, Thursday, May 22nd