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Sens Look to Rebound After a Flat Performance in Game 4

Ottawa was bound to cool down at some point and with all the bounces falling the Rangers’ way in Game 3, the Senators failed to cash their seventh underdog bet of the postseason. They will, however, get another chance to do that tonight when they head into Madison Square Garden as massive moneyline underdogs as the Sens look to take their series with the Blueshirts back to Ottawa with a 3-1 lead.

SHARK BITES
  • The Senators are 6-2 SU this postseason as a moneyline underdog
  • The Rangers are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games after a win.
  • Craig Anderson now has a .948 save percentage and a 7-3 SU record in his last 10 starts at MSG.

Given how the Sens have played this postseason – and how resilient they’ve been – it would really not be smart to not at least consider their moneyline tonight. Ottawa has yet to lose back-to-back games in the playoffs and the Sens now have 30 underdog wins since the beginning of the 2016-17 regular season.

The Rangers received a few key bounces on Tuesday night and one in particular led to Michael Grabner bagging his fourth goal of the playoffs. Craig Anderson got his wires crossed with no-name D-man Ben Harpur and coughed the puck up behind the net to the Rangers’ second-leading goal scorer and he – unlike Anderson – made no mistake. If it hadn’t been for that game-winning goal, the Sens would not have had to chase the lead like they did and I suspect it would have been a tighter finish.

Mats Zuccarello, Mika Zibanejad and Grabner made up the best forward line of the night but other than that, the Rangers had little to offer in the way of offense. Expect Guy Boucher to make the necessary adjustments to lock those boys down and get his club back playing the hockey that got them to this point.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're backing the visiting Ottawa Senators in this one, they Senators listed earlier today as underdogs of 153 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Those over/under total betting saw the number open in the area of 5, depending on the book.

A 3.2-2.6 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.

Ottawa Senators vs New York Rangers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

New York will face the 50-30-11 Senators. In totals betting, the Rangers are 42-41-8 in over under betting so far this season while the Ottawa Senators are 35-50-6. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Ottawa injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 18-rated Ottawa Senators taking on the No. 12-rated New York Rangers in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits New York's No. 4-ranked offense, averaging 3.08 goals per game, against a Senators defense that ranks No. 10 at 2.6 goals allowed. The Rangers power play is averaging 18.99% while the Senators defense kills off 80.66% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Senators were a 4-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -164 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Ottawa is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Ottawa is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • Ottawa is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Ottawa is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • NY Rangers is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • NY Rangers is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of NY Rangers's last 12 games
  • NY Rangers is 3-12 ATS in its last 15 games at home

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Ottawa home to New York, Saturday, May 6th

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