Ottawa Senators vs New York Rangers NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Ottawa Senators vs New York Rangers Prediction 4/15/2024

The Ottawa Senators (36-40-4) travel to face off against the New York Rangers (53-23-4) on Monday, April 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 7:30 ET.

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The Ottawa Senators Are Coming Off A Win

As an underdog, the Senators have gone 19-24-4 this season. In the Eastern Conference, they are 14th with a record of 36-40-4. In their division, Ottawa is 7th and has gone 14-11 against Atlantic opponents. Over their last ten games, the Senators have gone 6-4, and they have won two straight games.

On the road this season, Ottawa has gone 15-22-2, and they have gone 26-22 against other Eastern Conference teams. Over their last five games, the Senators have gone 3-2, and they have been the underdog in 47 of their 80 games this season.

On the road this season, the Senators have a puck line record of 19-20. Overall, their puck line record is 38-42, and they have been the underdog in 47 games this year. In their 47 games as the underdog, Ottawa has a scoring margin of -0.6 goals per contest.

When looking at their last 10 road games, the Senators have gone 7-3 against the puck line. So far, Ottawa has 22 wins by multiple goals and 14 losses by multiple goals. In their last five games, the Senators’ puck line record is 3-2.

The Senators recently hosted the Canadiens and emerged victorious with a 5-4 win. Against the Canadiens, the Senators’ offense scored in all three periods. Of Ottawa’s five goals, three came while in power play. They ended the game with 44 shots on goal and had 16 giveaways.

Despite the straight-up win, Ottawa did not cover the puck line, as they were favored by -1.5. The over/under line going into the game was 6 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 9 goals.

The New York Rangers Are Coming Off A Win

With a record of 53-23-4, the Rangers sit in first place in the Eastern Conference and the Metropolitan Division. They have gone 33-16 against Eastern Conference opponents this season and have won three straight games when listed as the underdog. Over their last ten games, New York is 7-3 and 42-19-2 when favored this season.

This season, the Rangers have played 39 games at home and have gone 28-11 in those contests. In their last five games, New York has gone 3-2, and they have gone 1-2 over their last three games.

At home this season, the Rangers have gone 17-22 against the puck line, and their average scoring margin is at +.6 goals per game. So far, the team has gone 39-41 against the puck line overall, and they have 30 wins by multiple goals.

Coming into this game, New York has dropped three straight games against the puck line, and in their last ten games, their puck line record is at 3-7. The team’s puck line record as the favorite is 24-39, and they have 23 wins by just one goal.

Facing the Islanders in their last game, the Rangers won by a score of 3-2. On offense, the Rangers were held scoreless in the first period, but found the net one time in the second period and ended with one goal in the third. Throughout the game, the New York offense managed to score one time while short-handed and took 43 shots on goal.

New York’s straight-up victory didn’t translate to covering the puck line in the game, despite being favored by -1.5. The over/under line for the game was 5.5, and it concluded with a combined total of 5 goals.

Ottawa Offense Breakdown

On the offensive side, the Senators are scoring an 3.1 goals per game this season, ranking 17th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 10th in the league. So far this year, the Senators are 22-24 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 12-15 in games with fewer shots on goal.

This season, the over/under record for the Senators’ is 41-36-3. Over the course of the season, they have had 44 games that exceeded the over/under line of 6.5. On average, their games are averaging 6.6 goals per game.

Rangers Offense Breakdown

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The Rangers come into the game scoring an average of 3.4 goals per game, putting them 8th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 12th in the league. Looking at how the Rangers’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 7th in power play goals and 17th in shorthanded goals.

The Rangers come in with an over/under record of 44-33-3. Over the course of the season, they have had 41 games failing to surpass the 6.5 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 6.3 per game.

Ottawa Team Defense

Defensively, the Senators are currently 26th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.4 shots per game against Ottawa. They also are 26th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

New York Team Defense

New York defense takes on the Senators ranked 18th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 29.4 shots per game against New York. They also are 20th in shutouts, with 4 shutouts.

Senators vs Rangers Trends

  • Ottawa has played well in their previous 5 road games, going 3-2 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 2. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 4-1.
  • Across their three previous home games, New York has an puck line mark of 1-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 2-1 while averaging 3 goals per game.
  • The last ten games that New York was the underdog, they have an puck line mark of 9-1 while going 7-3 straight up.
  • The last ten games that Ottawa was favored, they have an puck line mark of 1-9 while going 4-6 straight up.

Senators vs Rangers Prediction

When it comes to a straight moneyline bet, look no further than the Rangers. Nevertheless, given the payout of -234, you could also think about incorporating this bet into a parlay.

For my recommended choice in the puck line, I’m leaning towards the Senators to cover. Even if the Rangers secure a straight-up win, this game is expected to be tightly contested, and the Senators should cover the puck line.

For those looking at the over/under line set at 6.5 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.

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