The Ottawa Senators have secured their spot in the postseason but can wrap up second place in the Atlantic Division with a victory over the New York Rangers tonight. Sportsbooks opened the Sens as -130 home faves with a total of 5.
– Shark Bites
- The Rangers are 1-4 SU in their last five games.
- The Senators are 2-5 SU in their last seven games.
- The total has gone UNDER in five of the Rangers’ last six games against the Senators.
Ottawa completed a season sweep of Boston with a 2-1 shootout triumph on Thursday to clinch the playoff berth. A potential date with the NHL-best Washington Capitals could await them in the first-round if they lose out, so expect Guy Boucher’s club to have no shortage of fire going forward.
The Rangers, who have been locked into the postseason for quite a while, rested six regulars in Wednesday’s 2-0 setback to the Caps. Captain Ryan McDonagh was back at practice on Friday but will sit out a fourth straight game vs the Senators.
Henrik Lundqvist has posted a 2.08 goals-against average and .931 save percentage on the year, but he’s been sub-par vs Ottawa in his career. The Swede is 15-17-3 lifetime against the Senators.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
NHL Hockey odds makers at Bovada had the Ottawa Senators as -130 moneyline favorites in this betting matchup. Those over under betting saw the line open at 5 at BetOnline.
Odds – Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 2.8-2.3 win for the Senators on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
New York Rangers vs Ottawa Senators Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Senators sit at 43-27-10 on the season; in comparison, the New York Rangers are currently 47-27-6. Looking to wager on the totals? Ottawa is 31-46-3 OU, and New York is 40-34-6 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Ottawa vs New York injuries news.
The Rangers – Senators odds would favor the Rangers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Ottawa is rated No. 17 in the current Odds – Shark poll, while New York is at No. 16.
The game also pits Ottawa’s No. 21-ranked offense, averaging 2.59 goals per game, against a Rangers defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.69 goals allowed. The Senators power play is averaging 17.34% while the Rangers defense kills off 79.64% of their penalties.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
In their last action, New York was a 2-0 loser on the road against the Capitals. Bettors on Washington at -208 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
Ottawa was a 2-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Bruins. They won as +180 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.
- NY Rangers is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
- NY Rangers is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Rangers’s last 5 games
- NY Rangers is 16-7 ATS in its last 23 games on the road
- Ottawa is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
- Ottawa is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Ottawa’s last 9 games
- Ottawa is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
New York home to Pittsburgh, Sunday, April 9th