Montreal Canadiens vs New York Rangers NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Canadiens vs New York Rangers Prediction 2/15/2024

The Montreal Canadiens (22-23-8) travel to face off against the New York Rangers (34-16-3) on Thursday, February 15th. This game will be played at Madison Square Garden in New York and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.

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The Montreal Canadiens Are Coming Off A Win

Heading into tonight’s game, the Canadiens sit in 13th place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 22-23-8. In their last 10 games, Montreal has gone 4-6, and they have lost two straight games as the underdog.

On the road this season, the Canadiens have gone 11-9-5, and as the underdog, they have a record of 18-22-8. Over their last five games, Montreal has gone 2-3, and they have gone 1-2 in their last three games.

On the road this season, Montreal has gone 17-8 vs. the puck line, and their average scoring margin is -.6 goals per game. So far, the Canadiens have been the underdog in all but five games, and their overall puck line record is 33-20.

Across their last ten games, Montreal’s puck line record is 6-4, and they have 15 losses by just one goal. Overall, the Canadiens have 15 one-goal wins and seven wins by multiple goals.

In their previous game, the Canadiens hosted the Ducks and game away with a 5-0 win. On offense, the Canadiens were held scoreless in the first period, but found the net three times in the second period and ended with two goals in the third. Montreal’s two power-play goals contributed to their total of 5 goals. Their offensive performance came with 38 shots on goal and three giveaways.

Montreal secured a win against the puck line, entering the game as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage. The over/under line for the game was 6.5, and it concluded with a combined total of 5 goals.

The New York Rangers Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Rangers have been dominant, going 18-7-0, and they have won three straight games on their home ice. In the Eastern Conference, New York is in third place, and in the Metropolitan Division, they are in first place.

Over their last ten games, the Rangers have gone 6-4, and they have won five straight games overall. As the favorite this season, New York has gone 27-13-2.

At home, the Rangers have gone 11-14 against the puck line this season. Overall, their puck line record is at 26-27, including going 2-1 against the puck line in their last three games.

So far, New York has won 20 games by multiple goals compared to 14 wins by just one goal. In their last five home games, the Rangers have gone 4-1 against the puck line.

In their recent matchup, the Rangers hosted the Flames and came away with a 2-0 victory. In the first period, the Rangers struggled to find the net on offense, but they turned things around with one time in the second period and one goal in the third. All two goals came at even strength. They finished with 31 shots on goal and had 10 turnovers.

Coming into the game favored by -1.5, New York also managed to pick up a victory against the puck line. The game ended below the over/under line of 5.5, with a combined total of 2 goals.

Montreal Offense Breakdown

The Canadiens come into the game scoring an average of 2.8 goals per game, putting them 26th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 27th in the league. This year, the Canadiens have recorded a 5-3 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 17-19 record.

So far, the Canadiens have an over/under record of 27-25-1. Coming into the game, they have played 27 games that went beyond the 6 over/under line. Their games, on average, had 6.4 goals per game.

Rangers Offense Breakdown

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When looking at their offense, the Rangers have an average of 3.2 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 12th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 9th in the league. New York’s offense is currently ranked 7th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 24th in the league.

This season, the over/under record for the Rangers’ is 27-23-3. Over the course of the season, they have had 25 games that exceeded the over/under line of 6. On average, their games are averaging 6 goals per game.

Montreal Team Defense

Defensively, the Canadiens come into the season ranked 3rd in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 33.6 shots per game against Montreal. For the season, they are ranked 27th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.

New York Team Defense

Defensively, the Rangers come into the season ranked 25th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 28.1 shots per game against New York. For the season, they are ranked 17th in shutouts, coming in with 3 shutouts.

Canadiens vs Rangers Trends

  • When looking at their past ten road matchups, Montreal has an puck line record of 6-4 while averaging 2 per game. The team went 3-7 overall in these games.
  • New York has played well in their previous three home games, going 3-0 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 0. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 3-0.
  • New York has done well both straight up and vs the puck line when favored to win the game, going 3-2 SU and 3-2 puck line in their last five games.
  • In their last five games as the betting favorite, the Canadiens have a straight up record of 4-1, while going 1-4 against the spread.

Canadiens vs Rangers Prediction

When it comes to a straight moneyline bet, look no further than the Rangers. Nevertheless, given the payout of -260, you could also think about incorporating this bet into a parlay.

When it comes to my suggested pick for the puck line, I’d advise taking the Canadiens to cover. Even in the event of a Rangers victory, this matchup is likely to remain closely contested, and the Canadiens should cover the puck line.

When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 6 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.

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