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Ottawa Senators

New York Rangers
32-31-14 April 05, 2014, 07:00 PM | Madison Square Garden 43-30-5

The New York Rangers will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Ottawa Senators invade Madison Square Garden on Saturday.

New York will face the 32-31-14 Senators. In totals betting, the Rangers are 30-38-10 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Senators are 45-31-1 favoring the OVER.View Ottawa Senators vs New York Rangers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Rangers in this one found them earlier as -205 Favorite on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

The Rangers sit at No. 10 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Senators sit at a No. 28 on the same chart.

Last time out for Ottawa, they were a 7-4 loser as they battled the Canadiens at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Canadiens at +100 were rewarded, while the 11 goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

The Rangers were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Avalanche. That made winners of bettors who got Colorado at -110 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 18-ranked offense (2.69 goals per game) against a Senators defense that ranks No. 30 at 3.36 goals per game allowed. The Rangers powerplay has clicked at a 18.25% rate while the Senators have a 80.33% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Senators at Rangers trends to consider:
Ottawa is 4-8-1 SU in its last 13 games
Ottawa is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Ottawa is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against NY Rangers
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Ottawa's last 20 games when playing on the road against NY Rangers
NY Rangers is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Rangers's last 5 games at home
NY Rangers is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Ottawa
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of NY Rangers's last 20 games when playing at home against Ottawa

Next up:
Ottawa at New York, Tuesday, April 8th
New York home to Carolina, Tuesday, April 8th