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Ottawa Senators vs New York Rangers Betting Preview

New York RangersOttawa Senators
March 28, 7:30 PM | Scotiabank Place

New York Rangers vs Ottawa Senators Odds

16-13-3TEAM RECORD18-9-6

Ottawa will try to be nasty hosts on Thursday when the New York Rangers pay a visit to Scotiabank Place.

This season the Senators are 18-9-6 overall while the Rangers are 16-13-3. As for the totals, Ottawa is 9-18-6 on the OU, and New York is 9-17-6.

View NY Rangers vs Ottawa Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Ottawa sat as -116 favorites over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.

Power Rankings:
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 8-rated Senators and the No. 18-ranked Rangers, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Ottawa's No. 20-ranked offense (2.6 goals per game) against a Rangers defense that ranks No. 4 at 2.4 goals per game allowed. The Senators powerplay has clicked at a 20.2% rate while the Rangers have a 81.3% rate on the penalty kill.

The Rangers were a 5-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Flyers. That made winners of bettors who got New York at +110 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Last time out for Ottawa, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Devils at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Senators at -134 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

New York Rangers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Florida are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Ottawa Senators Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 8-2
After playing New Jersey are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Rangers at Senators trends to consider:
NY Rangers are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games when playing on the road against Ottawa
NY Rangers are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing Ottawa
Ottawa is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Ottawa is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
Ottawa is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing NY Rangers
Ottawa is 3-8 SU in their last 11 games when playing at home against NY Rangers

Next up:
NY Rangers at Montreal, Saturday, March 30
Ottawa home to Toronto, Saturday, March 30