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Sens Will Look to Once Again Overcome Underdog Odds

Ottawa is the only remaining Atlantic Division team and bookmakers are not yet sold on the Senators, opening them as +140 series underdogs in their best-of-seven with the Rangers. The Sens are also underdogs for Game 1 in Ottawa tonight and considering how well moneyline dogs have performed this postseason, they could be worth a look.

SHARK BITES
  • The Senators were 4-1 as moneyline underdogs in the 1st round.
  • The Rangers are 1-3 SU and 0-4 on the puckline in their last 4 games against the Senators.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of the Rangers' last 7 games against the Senators.

Henrik Lundqvist was the Rangers’ saving grace in the first round and he’ll likely have to be again vs the Sens. Ottawa plays an effective trap and doesn’t give up very many scoring chances. When they do, however, Craig Anderson is usually there to bail them out. Despite having a tumultuous season personally, Anderson’s .939 even-strength save percentage was tops in the league for starting goalies who were on a team that made the playoffs.

Additionally, Ottawa was outshot by Boston in just one game in the opening round and the Senators should be able to get the better of one of the weakest defense corps in the NHL in this one. Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh, their best d-man, will have to be the Rangers’ best player behind Lundqvist if the Blueshirts are to get back home to New York without having to dig themselves out of a hole.

Keep in mind, though, the Rangers were the best road team in the NHL in the regular season and they managed to steal two games from the Habs at the Bell Centre in Round 1.  

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're backing the visiting New York Rangers in this one, they Rangers listed earlier today as 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.

A 3-2.6 result in favor of the Rangers is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

New York Rangers vs Ottawa Senators Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Ottawa Senators bring a 48-29-11 record to the battle against the 52-29-7 Rangers. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Ottawa go 34-49-5 so far and the Rangers go 41-40-7. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Ottawa vs New York injuries news.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 18-ranked Ottawa Senators and the No. 12-rated New York Rangers in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Ottawa Senators No. 22-ranked offense (2.58 goals per game) against a New York Rangers defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.62 goals per game allowed. The Senators powerplay has clicked at a 17.33% rate while the Rangers have a 80.33% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

 

In their last action, Ottawa was a 3-2 winner on the road against the Bruins. Bettors on Ottawa at +129 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • NY Rangers is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • NY Rangers is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of NY Rangers's last 9 games
  • NY Rangers is 17-8 ATS in its last 25 games on the road
  • Ottawa is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Ottawa is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Ottawa is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games at home
  • Ottawa is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New York at Ottawa, Saturday, April 29th

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