The New York Rangers (29-16-3) travel to face off against the Ottawa Senators (18-25-2) on Saturday, January 27th. This game will be played at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa and televised on ESPN+. Both the Rangers and Senators will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 ET.
Rangers vs Senators
The New York Rangers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
On the road this year, the Rangers have gone 14-9-3. In the Eastern Conference, they are 15-9, and overall, New York is 29-16-3. For the season, the Rangers have been favored in 39 of their 48 games and have a record of 24-13-2 in those games. In their division, New York is in 1st place.
Over their last ten games, the Rangers have gone just 3-7, and they are 1-4 in their last five games. In their last three games, New York has gone 1-2. So far this season, the Rangers have earned 61 points, which has them in 3rd place in the Eastern Conference.
On the road this season, the Rangers have a puck line record of 14-12 and an average scoring margin of +.2 goals per game. So far, they have 17 wins by multiple goals and 12 wins by just one goal. In their last ten road games, the Rangers have gone just 5-5 against the puck line.
Overall, the Rangers have a puck line record of 22-26, including a mark of 14-25 when favored. In their last three games, they have gone just 1-2 against the puck line, and their puck line losing streak as the favorite is at two games. So far, the Rangers have gone 8-14 against the puck line on the road.
The Rangers are looking to bounce back from a 5-2 loss at home to the Golden Knights. In the first period against the Golden Knights, the Rangers scored one goal, in addition to scoring one time in the 3rd period. In the game, New York managed to score all two goals at even strength. They concluded with 38 shots on goal and committed 12 turnovers.
New York took a loss against the puck line, going into the game as the favorites with a -1.5-point advantage. The combined total of 7 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 5.5 goals for the game.
The Ottawa Senators Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
At home this season, the Senators have gone 12-12-2, and in the Eastern Conference, they are 14-13. Overall, Ottawa has an 18-25-2 record, which has them in 8th place in the Atlantic Division and 16th in the Eastern Conference. Over their last ten games, the Senators have gone 4-6, and they have won two of their last three games.
As the underdog, Ottawa has gone 7-17-2 this season, and they have been the underdog in 25 of their 45 games. Over their last five games, the Senators have gone 3-2, and they have won five straight games when they have been favored.
At home this season, the Senators have an average scoring margin of .0 goals per game, and their puck line record is 12-13. So far, Ottawa has won 14 games by multiple goals and has dropped 19 games by more than one goal.
As the underdog, the Senators have a puck line record of 12-13, and their average scoring margin as the underdog is -.1 goals per game. In their last ten home games, Ottawa’s puck line record is 5-5, and their puck line win streak is at three games.
Coming off a 3-2 loss at home to the Bruins, the Senators are hoping to bounce back today. During the first period, the Senators started slow, but they turned things around by scoring one time in the second period and one goal in the third. The team’s two goals occurred during a power play, and they managed to take 37 shots on goal while also having 16 giveaways.
Although they didn’t win, Ottawa did cover the puck line as the underdogs in the game. The game finished below the over/under line of 6.5 with a combined total of 5 goals.
New York Offense Breakdown
In terms of their offensive performance, the Rangers are averaging 3.2 goals per game this season, putting them in the 13th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 9th in the league. New York’s offense is currently ranked 5th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 23rd in the league.
The Rangers’ over/under record this season is 25-20-3. For the season, they have had 25 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging 6.1 goals per game.
Senators Offense Breakdown
The Senators come into the game scoring an average of 3.4 goals per game, putting them 14th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 17th in the league. Ottawa’s offense is currently ranked 22nd in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 20th in the league.
This season, the over/under record for the Senators’ is 24-17-3. Over the course of the season, they have had 27 games that exceeded the over/under line of 6.5. On average, their games are averaging 7 goals per game.
New York Team Defense
New York defense takes on the Senators ranked 26th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 28.1 shots per game against New York. They also are 23rd in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.
Ottawa Team Defense
In terms of defense, the Senators head into the game ranked 29th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.5 shots per game against Ottawa. So far, they are 26th in shutouts, achieving 1 shutouts.
Rangers vs Senators Trends
- In their last three road games, New York has averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 2. The team’s record in this stretch was 1-2 while going 2-1.
- When looking at their past three home matchups, Ottawa has an puck line record of 3-0 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.
- Through their last five games as the betting underdog, the Senators have a strong record vs the puck line going 3-2. Their straight up mark in these contests is 1-4.
- Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, New York has an puck line mark of 2-8 while going 3-7 straight up.
For a moneyline pick, I’m taking the Rangers to pick up on a win over the Senators and the road. With the moneyline sitting at -134, I’ll be locking in a bet on the Rangers straight-up.
When it comes to my suggested pick for the puck line, I’d advise taking the Senators to cover. Even in the event of a Rangers victory, this matchup is likely to remain closely contested, and the Senators should cover the puck line.
With an over/under line sitting at 6.5 goals, we like this game to surpass that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the over.
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