Taking their series back to New York tied 1-1, the Rangers and their best-of-seven backers could be ruing the late game-tying goal scored by Tomas Plekanec in Game 2 if the Blueshirts’ struggles at Madison Square Garden continue against the Canadiens. 2-8 straight up in their last 10 games in Manhattan, the Rangers opened as -130 favorites for Game 3 but could close as home underdogs if the line keeps moving in the Habs’ favor.
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- The Rangers are 0-11 on the puckline in their last 11 games at home.
- The visiting team is 7-0 on the puckline in the last 7 games in this matchup.
- Carey Price is 2-0 with a .947 save percentage in his 2 starts at MSG this season.
This series is starting to feel very much like a classic and the odds agree, with the series price swinging back in the direction of the Canadiens after Plekanec’s late-game heroics in Game 2. Henrik Lundqvist was beaten four times on 58 shots in the Rangers’ overtime loss on Friday and could be in for another assault tonight with a core of defenders in front of him that leaves a lot to be desired.
New York was one of the worst teams at generating shots at home during the regular season and that manifested in the Rangers having the second worst home record of all teams that made the playoffs.
Since taking over behind the Canadiens’ bench, Claude Julien has led his Habs to a 10-2 straight up record in their 12 road games, including a 4-1 win over the Rangers back in March. If you can get Montreal as an underdog, it could be a good play.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The New York Rangers were listed earlier today as -130 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds – Shark (including Bovada), while odds makers set the opening betting total around 5.
A 3-2.4 result in favor of the Rangers is the prediction by the Odds – Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
Montreal Canadiens vs New York Rangers Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
This season the New York Rangers are 49-28-7 overall while the Montreal Canadiens are 48-27-9. As for the totals, New York is 41-37-6 on the OU, and Montreal is 30-39-15. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Montreal injuries news.
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds – Shark show the No. 15-rated Montreal Canadiens taking on the No. 12-rated New York Rangers in this contest.
Offensively, the game matches up the New York Rangers No. 4-ranked offense (3.11 goals per game) against a Montreal Canadiens defense that ranks No. 4 at 2.44 goals per game allowed. The Rangers powerplay has clicked at a 19.67% rate while the Canadiens have a 81.78% rate on the penalty kill.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
- Montreal is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
- Montreal is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montreal’s last 7 games
- Montreal is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
- NY Rangers is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
- NY Rangers is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Rangers’s last 5 games
- NY Rangers is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Montreal at New York, Tuesday, April 18th