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Ottawa Senators vs New York Rangers Betting Preview


New York Rangers

Ottawa Senators
25-21-3 January 18, 2014, 02:00 PM | Canadian Tire Centre 21-18-9



The Ottawa Senators will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the New York Rangers invade Canadian Tire Centre on Saturday.

The Senators currently sport a record of 21-18-9. The Rangers are 25-21-3. Betting totals have seen the Senators post a 28-19-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Rangers have gone 19-21-9 against the number.

View New York Rangers vs Ottawa Senators Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 105 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under wagers, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 16-ranked Senators and the No. 6-rated Rangers in this matchup.

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New York won its last outing, a 1-0 result against the Red Wings on January 16. Bettors who backed the Rangers at -162 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Ottawa was a 5-4 loser in its last match at home against the Canadiens. They lost as -120 favorites, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Ottawa's No. 10-ranked offense, averaging 2.88 goals per game, against a Rangers defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.57 goals allowed. The Senators power play is averaging 18.93% while the Rangers defense kills off 84.03% of their penalties.

A few Rangers at Senators trends to consider:
NY Rangers is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Rangers's 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 Ottawa
Ottawa is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Ottawa's last 6 games
Ottawa is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Ottawa's last 15 games at home


Next up:
New York home to Washington, Sunday, January 19th
Ottawa at Washington, Tuesday, January 21st

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