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Senators Peaking at Perfect Time to Take on Slumping Rangers

It looks like the Rangers’ torrid pace is finally slowing a little and that’s good news for the Ottawa Senators, who they will play tonight. If this game has been played two weeks ago I would’ve predicted the Rangers in a landslide but the Sens have come out of nowhere and are winners of three straight games – two of them as underdogs.

SHARK BITES
  • The Senators are 16-6 in their last 22 games against the Rangers at MSG.
  • 6 of the last 7 games in this matchup have gone UNDER.
  • 11 of the Senators last 14 games have gone UNDER.

Defense has been a serious problem for the Rangers all season and it was only a matter of time before their red-hot offense cooled down a little. Bookmakers, however, are still giving the Rangers the benefit of the doubt giving bettors like us a good opportunity to make some underdog dollars.

Craig Anderson has been low-key one of the best goalies in the league this year and is just about unbeatable on the road. He’s 4-1 away from the Canadian Tire Centre with a stout .951 save percentage. Anderson has been more than a great story this season and if he gets the start tonight – he should – the Senators are looking like an excellent bet as moneyline underdogs.

Ottawa Senators vs New York Rangers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

15-6-1 New York battles the Senators, currently with a 13-7-1 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 13-8-1 for the Rangers and 7-13-1 for the Senators. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Ottawa injuries news.

The New York Rangers sit at No. 2 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Ottawa Senators sit at a No. 26 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the New York Rangers No. 1-ranked offense (3.86 goals per game) against a Ottawa Senators defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.43 goals per game allowed. The Rangers powerplay has clicked at a 21.54% rate while the Senators have a 87.1% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Ottawa was a 2-1 winner at home against the Hurricanes. Bettors on Ottawa at -121 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

New York won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Flyers on November 25. Bettors who backed the Rangers at -127 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Ottawa is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games
  • Ottawa is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Ottawa's last 14 games
  • Ottawa is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • NY Rangers is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • NY Rangers is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Rangers's last 6 games
  • NY Rangers is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Ottawa home to Buffalo, Tuesday, November 29th
New York home to Carolina, Tuesday, November 29th

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