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Can the Home Team Stay Unbeaten in Rangers-Sens Series?

This series has been fairly cut and dried for bettors: bet the home team and make money. Road teams are 0-5 straight up in this series heading into Game 6 and sportsbooks have taken notice, opening the Senators as +150 moneyline underdogs, marking the 11th time they’ve come out of the gates as the dog this postseason.

SHARK BITES
  • The Rangers are 3-0 SU in Game 6s at home since the NHL adopted the wild-card format.
  • The visiting team is 0-7 SU in its last 7 games in this matchup.
  • The Rangers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games as home favorites.

Outscoring them 8-2 on home ice this series, the Rangers have peeled the Sens in the Big Apple and will look to send this thing to a decisive Game 7 with another solid performance in New York. The problem? Ottawa has thrived as an underdog all postseason, going 7-3 when bookmakers have put them on the wrong side of the chalk, and the scorelines from Game 3 and 4 don’t tell the whole story.

Something was clearly up with Erik Karlsson in the last game at Madison Square Garden but he figured things out in Game 5, collecting three assists (one on the overtime winner) and skating more than 30 minutes. He’ll be a large factor again tonight if the Sens want to put this series to bed but so will goaltender Craig Anderson.

He’s been putting his team behind the 8-ball since Game 2, posting a save percentage under .900 in four straight contests. This is his worst stretch since the start of the season where he was in a similar four-game slump. How did he rebound? He posted two straight shutouts, stopping the next 59 shots he faced.

Andy has yet to steal a game in this series and if there’s an opportunity for him to do that, it’s tonight. The Rangers offense has looked really good at home this postseason and will more than likely collect the majority of the shots on goal this evening.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Ottawa Senators opened as 149 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including BetOnline. The total opened at 5 for those preferring over under betting, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.7-2 result in favor of the Rangers. 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

This season the New York Rangers are 54-30-9 overall while the Ottawa Senators are 51-31-11. As for the totals, New York is 43-41-9 on the OU, and Ottawa is 36-50-7. 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

Offensively, the game matches up the New York Rangers No. 4-ranked offense (3.1 goals per game) against a Ottawa Senators defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.63 goals per game allowed. The Rangers powerplay has clicked at a 18.8% rate while the Senators have a 80.85% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

 

Betting Trends
  • Ottawa is 11-5 ATS in its last 16 games
  • Ottawa is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
  • Ottawa is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games on the road
  • Ottawa is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games when playing NY Rangers
  • NY Rangers is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • NY Rangers is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • NY Rangers is 6-19 ATS in its last 25 games at home
  • NY Rangers is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Ottawa home to New York, Thursday, May 11th

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