Artemi Panarin, Ryan Strome, and the New York Rangers will do battle against Connor Brown, Jean-Gabriel Pageau, and the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre for an Eastern Conference tilt. The match gets going at 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday, November 22, and fans at home can witness the game live on MSG Network.
New York Rangers at Ottawa Senators Odds
Each team currently has an identical -110 money line for this one, and the Over/Under (O/U) has been placed at 7 goals (-115 for the over, -105 for the under).
Ottawa is 10-12 straight up (SU) and has netted 1.9 units for moneyline bettors this year. That early-season winning percentage is a welcome improvement over the 29-53 record from the 2018-19 season campaign. Out of its 22 regular season outings, 12 of them have gone under the total, while 10 have gone over and none have pushed. The team’s 6-4 SU at home so far this year.
The Senators have converted on just 8.1 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a figure that puts them in the bottom- overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, their penalty kill is rated 18th overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 81.7 percent of all penalties.
Averaging 31.1 saves per game with a .924 save percentage, Anders Nilsson (6-5-1) has been the top goalkeeper for Ottawa this year. If the Sens, however, decide to rest him, head coach Dj Smith might roll with Craig Anderson (4-9-9 record, .901 save percentage, 3.11 goals against average).
New York has netted 1.6 units for moneyline bettors this year and is currently 9-10 straight up (SU). Through 19 regular season contests, 10 of its games have gone under the total, while nine have gone over and none have pushed. The Rangers are 3-4 SU as the away team this season.
The Rangers have scored on 22.7 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a mark that places it in the top-10 among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 29th overall and it’s successfully killed off 73.0 percent of all penalties.
Henrik Lundqvist (3.31 goals against average and .910 save percentage) has been the primary option in goal for New York. Lundqvist is averaging 31.2 saves per game and has five wins, seven losses, and one OT loss to his credit.
New York Rangers at Ottawa Senators Free Picks
Pick: SU Winner – Rangers
Six of New York’s last ten games have been decided by two goals or more. The team is 4-2 in those games.
The Rangers are 4-5 SU when they serve more penalty minutes than their opponent while the Senators are 4-5 SU in games where they serve more minutes than the opposition.
Ottawa may hold an advantage if this one comes down to the wire. The team’s 4-2 in games decided by one goal, while New York is 2-4 in such games.
The under has hit in four of Ottawa’s last five games.
New York is ranked 30th this season with 14.6 giveaways per game. That figure has trended lower recently, however, as it’s averaged 12.1 giveaways over its last 10 games and 11.6 giveaways over its last five.
Ottawa has averaged 14.6 giveaways over its last five home games, a rise over its season average of 11.8 giveaways per game (ranked 24th).
The Sens this season have registered the fourth-most hits in the league (27.6 per game), but that average has jumped up to 31.8 over their last five home outings.