Claude Julien’s first game behind the Habs bench didn’t necessarily go as planned, but it may take more than a few games to fix Montreal’s broken offense. The Canadiens will travel to New York tonight looking to stop their skid that’s seen them drop seven of their last eight overall as they go up against a Rangers team that has done the exact opposite in that same span.
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- The Canadiens are 1-9 SU in their last 10 games against teams with winning records.
- The visiting team is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games in this matchup.
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of the Canadiens’ last 7 games on the road.
Scoring just 1.43 goals per game in their last seven, the Canadiens are part of the minority of a trend that’s seen most teams in the league up their goal scoring since the all-star break. Couple that trend with the one that’s seen them give up an astounding 3.14 per game in that same time frame and you get a losing hockey team.
The Rangers, on the other hand, are coming off a 2-1 win against the Capitals that could end up being their most impressive of the entire season. New York’s current run of form is putting the Blueshirts back in the Metropolitan conversation and with a win against the Habs tonight, they’ll pull within six points of the lead.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the New York Rangers as -141 favorites earlier today. The over under opened at 5.5 at MyBookie for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals.
A 4.4-1 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
The New York Rangers currently sport a record of 38-19-1. The Montreal Canadiens are 31-20-8. Betting totals have seen the Rangers post a 31-23-4 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Canadiens have gone 24-25-10 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Montreal injuries news.
The Canadiens – Rangers odds would favor the Rangers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. New York is rated No. 11 in the current Odds – Shark poll, while Montreal is at No. 25.
The game also pits New York’s No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 3.38 goals per game, against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 9 at 2.59 goals allowed. The Rangers power play is averaging 19.88% while the Canadiens defense kills off 79.9% of their penalties.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Canadiens were a 3-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Jets. That made winners of bettors who got Winnipeg at +152 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for OVER bettors.
Last time out for New York, they were a 2-1 winner as they battled the Capitals at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -118 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
- Montreal is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
- Montreal is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal’s last 6 games
- Montreal is 14-7 ATS in its last 21 games on the road
- NY Rangers is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
- NY Rangers is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
- NY Rangers is 2-13 ATS in its last 15 games at home
- NY Rangers is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Montreal home to New York, Thursday, February 23rd
New York at Toronto, Thursday, February 23rd