Senators vs. Rangers - 1/24/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Rangers (26-16-5) at Ottawa Senators (22-20-6)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 3:00 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)
The Line: Ottawa Senators +119 / New York Rangers -131 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The New York Rangers and Ottawa Senators meet Sunday afternoon at the Canadian Tire Centre.
The New York Rangers hope for a big victory after winning six of their last 10 games. The New York Rangers are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 17.7 percent of their power plays. Mats Zuccarello leads New York with 17 goals, Rick Nash has 21 assists and Derick Brassard has 94 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 79.1 percent of their power play chances. Henrik Lundqvist has allowed 92 goals on 1,177 shots faced and Antti Raanta has given up 20 goals on 220 shots. Lundqvist has allowed five goals in his last three games.
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The Ottawa Senators need a victory after losing 10 of their last 15 games. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 18.5 percent of their power plays. Mike Hoffman leads Ottawa with 21 goals, Bobby Ryan has 25 assists and Kyle Turris has 114 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 75.2 percent of their power play chances. Craig Anderson has allowed 104 goals on 1,202 shots faced and Andrew Hammond has given up 32 goals on 341 shots. Anderson has allowed 10 goals in his last three games.
The Rangers are 5-0 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 3-11 in their last 14 road games. The Senators are 1-6 in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and 7-19 in their last 26 Sunday games. The Rangers are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Ottawa and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Senators are a tough team to back, especially against Eastern teams where they've lost six of their last seven. However, the Rangers have lost 11 of their last 14 on the road. I'll take a shot with the home team and plus money.