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NHL Rangers vs Ottawa Senators Prediction 12/5/2023

The New York Rangers (18-4-1) travel to face off against the Ottawa Senators (9-10-0) on Tuesday, December 5th. This game will be played at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa and televised on MSG. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.

New York Rangers vs Ottawa Senators

The New York Rangers Are Coming Off A Win

Through 23 games, the Rangers have achieved an overall record of 18-4-1. When on the road, New York holds a 10-2-1 record, while they are 8-2-0 when playing at home. At the moment, they hold the 1st spot in the Eastern Metropolitan division and are ranked 1st in the Eastern conference. New York heads into the game with nine wins by more than one goal, and lost four games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record this season is 11-12.

The Rangers most recently faced the Sharks at home and achieved a 6-5 win. Against the Sharks, Rangers’ offense was able to score in all three periods. Of New York’s six goals, one were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 36 shots on goal and eight giveaways.

Although New York secured a straight-up win, they did not cover the puck line, as they were favored by -1.5. With a combined total of 11 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6 goals set for the game.

The Ottawa Senators Are Coming Off A Win

Currently, the Senators hold an overall record of 9-10-0 for the season. On the road, Ottawa has a 2-3-0 record, while they are 7-7-0 at their home venue. Their current record places them 8th in the Eastern Atlantic division and 16th in the Eastern conference. Ottawa’s average scoring difference this season sits at +.1, which has contributed to their overall puck line record of 9-10. When playing at home, they have a scoring margin of .0, and on the road, it is +.2.

In their last game, the Senators were the hosts against the Kraken, and they came away with a 2-0 win. Offensively, the Senators scored one goal in the first period and one time in the second period. In the game, Ottawa managed to score all two goals at even strength. They concluded with 28 shots on goal and committed 18 turnovers.

Ottawa came in as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage and, as a result, recorded a win against the puck line. Combining for 2 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 6.5.

New York Offense Breakdown

In terms of their offensive performance, the Rangers are averaging 3.4 goals per game this season, putting them in the 11th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 23rd in the league. New York’s offense comes into the game ranked 7th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 19th in the NHL.

The Rangers come in with an over/under record of 10-12-1. Over the course of the season, they have had 13 games failing to surpass the 6.5 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 6.1 per game.

Ottawa Offense Breakdown

The Senators come into the game scoring an average of 3.3 goals per game, putting them 29th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 30th in the league. Looking at how the Senators’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 17th in power play goals and 25th in shorthanded goals.

The Senators’ over/under record this season is 9-7-3. For the season, they have had 12 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging6.7 goals per game.

New York Team Defense

Defensively, the Rangers come into the season ranked 22nd in goals allowed. Opponents are averging 29.7 shots per game against New York. For the season, they are ranked 11th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

Ottawa Team Defense

Defensively, the Senators are currently 30th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.3 shots per game against Ottawa. They also are 16th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.

Rangers vs Senators Trends

  • Across their last five road contests, New York has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 3-2. Their overall mark in these games was 4-1, while averaging 3 goals per game.
  • In their last three home games, Ottawa has averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 3. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-1 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Senators have gone 7-3 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 5-5.
  • Over the team’s last three games as the favorite, the Rangers struggled vs the puck line going just 0-3. However, they still had a straight up mark of 3-0.

Rangers vs Senators Prediction

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 -137, I’ll be locking in a bet on the Rangers straight-up.

My recommended pick for the puck line is to take the Senators to cover. Even if the Rangers win straight-up, this one should be close throughout 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.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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