Planning on watching today’s Rangers and Senators game? Catch the action at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON, as the Senators hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. In this Eastern matchup, the Rangers are favored by -1.5 goals against the Senators. The over/under for the game is 6.5 goals.
NEW YORK RANGERS VS OTTAWA SENATORS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Ottawa Senators +1.5
This game will be played at Canadian Tire Centre at 7:00 ET on Saturday, January 27th.
WHY BET THE OTTAWA SENATORS:
- The Rangers enter this game as 1.5-goal favorites and in our projections and we anticipate them winning by a score of 4-3.
- Take the Rangers on the moneyline
- On the puck line, we like Senators (+1.5)
Does New York Have What it Takes on the Road?
On the season, the Rangers have gone 29-16-3, putting them in 3rd place in the Eastern Conference and 1st in the Metropolitan Division. On the road, New York has gone 14-9-3.
In their last ten games, the Rangers have gone just 3-7 and have dropped four of their last five contests. In games where they have been favored, New York has gone 24-13-2.
On the season, the Rangers have gone 22-26 against the puck line and have a puck line record of 14-25 when favored. So far, New York has 17 wins by multiple goals and 12 wins by just one goal.
Over their last ten games, the Rangers have gone just 3-7 against the puck line and have a road puck line record of 14-12. In their last ten road games, New York’s puck line record is 5-5.
Games involving New York have an average of 6.1 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 6.1. In terms of their over/under performance, the Rangers come in with a record of 25-20-3.
When looking at their past three road matchups, New York has an puck line record of 2-1 while averaging 2 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.
For their offensive performance, the Rangers come in averaging 3.2 goals per game this season, which is 13th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 9th in the league. So far this year, the Rangers are 21-11 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 8-4 in games with fewer shots on goal.
New York’s leading scorer is Artemi Panarin. So far, he has 29 goals which is 6th in the NHL. Panarin also comes into the game with 34 assists.
Defensively, the Senators are currently 29th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.5 shots per game against Ottawa. They also are 26th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.
Entering the game, goalie Jonathan Quick has started 15 games this season. His current record stands at 9-4, and his save percentage is 0.495%.
Can the Senators Pull Out the Win as Home Underdogs?
At home this season, the Senators have gone 12-12-2 and are 8th in the Atlantic Division. In the Eastern Conference, Ottawa is 16th with an 18-25-2 record. Over their last ten games, the Senators have gone 4-6, and they have won two of their last three games.
As the underdog, Ottawa has gone 7-17-2 this season, and they have been the underdog in 25 of their 45 games. In games against Eastern Conference opponents, the Senators have gone 14-13 this year.
At home, Ottawa has a puck line record of 12-13 and an average scoring margin of .0 goals per game. So far, they have been the underdog in 25 games, going 12-13 against the puck line.
Over their last ten home games, the Senators have a puck line record of 5-5, and they have won three straight games vs. the puck line at home. This season, Ottawa has 14 wins by more than one goal.
Games involving Ottawa have an average of 7 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 6.6. In terms of their over/under performance, the Senators come in with a record of 24-17-3.
Across their last three road contests, New York has a 2-1 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 1-2, while averaging 2 goals per game.
In terms of their offensive performance, the Senators are averaging 3.4 goals per game this season, putting them in the 14th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 17th in the league. The Senators went 12-15 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 6-10.
Ottawa’s leading scorer is Brady Tkachuk. So far, he has 19 goals which is 37th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 18 assists so far.
Defensively, the Senators come into the season ranked 29th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30.5 shots per game against Ottawa. For the season, they are ranked 26th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.
Goalie Joonas Korpisalo comes into the game having made 27 starts this season. So far, his record is 10-15 and he has a save percentage of 0.845%.