Montreal Canadiens vs New York Rangers Prediction, Pick and Preview, April 27 (4/27): NHL
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- Apr 26, 2022, 11:06:09 PM
Credit: photo by Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports
|Time||7:30 p.m. EST|
|Canadiens money line||+290|
|Canadiens spread||+1.5 (+120)|
|Rangers money line||-380|
|Rangers spread||-1.5 (-140)|
|Over / under||6|
2021-2022 season stats
|Montreal Canadiens||New York Rangers|
|Road / home record||10-23-7||26-8-4|
|Goals per game||2.55||3.04|
|Goals allowed per game||3.90||2.47|
|Shots per game||29.8||29.1|
|Shots allowed per game||34.5||30.8|
|Over / under record||45-33-2||31-45-4|
The Montreal Canadiens hit the road and will visit the New York Rangers on Wednesday night. This is the third time these teams face off this season, the Rangers won the last 2 games. The Canadiens are eliminated and the Rangers have clinched the playoff berth.
The Canadiens have lost 9 games in a row and are 10-30 on the road with a 20-49-11 record overall ranking 8th in the Atlantic division. The Canadiens are 13-31-4 in Eastern Conference play. Montreal scores 2.6 goals per game, the fewest in the NHL. Nick Suzuki leads them with 21 total goals.
Nick Suzuki leads the Canadiens with 38 total assists and has 59 points. Cole Caufield has four goals and one assist over the last 10 games for Montreal.
In their last 10 games the Canadiens are 1-9, averaging 2.6 goals, 4.9 assists, 4.4 penalties and 11 penalty minutes while allowing 4.3 goals per game with an .871 save percentage.
New York Rangers
The Rangers have won 3 of their last 5 games and are 26-12 at home this season, with a 51-22-6 record overall ranking 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. The Rangers are 15-8-1 in division matchups. New York is ninth in the Eastern Conference averaging 5.3 assists per game, led by Artemi Panarin with 1.0.
Mika Zibanejad leads the Rangers with a plus-28 in 79 games this season. Panarin has 12 assists over the last 10 games for New York.
In their last 10 games the Rangers are 7-3, averaging 3.4 goals, 6.2 assists, 2.7 penalties and 6.8 penalty minutes while giving up 1.5 goals per game with a .946 save percentage.
Montreal are 0-9 SU in their last 9 games.
Montreal are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against NY Rangers.
NY Rangers are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games.
NY Rangers are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games at home.
The Rangers have the #3 defense in the NHL and are allowing only 1.5 goals per game in their last 10 games. The Canadiens have one of the worst defenses in the league and are allowing 4.3 goals per game in their last 10 games. The Rangers have lost their last 2 games but against two of the toughest teams. The Rangers should win this one easy.
PICK: Rangers -1.5 (-140)
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