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Standing behind the podium inside Madison Square Garden’s fifth-floor interview room following Friday’s nationally dispiriting loss to the Vegas Golden Knights, New York Rangers head coach Peter Laviolette needed four words to summarize his team’s play heretofore in the calendar year 2024:

“It’s not good enough.”

Back Rangers On Moneyline Picks Against Senators

Generally, losing 7 of 10 games is, in fact, suboptimal.

Which is where the Rangers find themselves entering Saturday’s first-half finale against the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre. Facing a Senators squad that is last in the Atlantic Division, New York is Betus.com.pa’s pick in NHL odds.

Rangers vs Senators Game Information 

  1. Game: Rangers (29-16-3) vs Senators  (18-24-2).
  2. Location: Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  3. Day/Time: Thursday, Jan. 27, 7 p.m. ET
  4. Rangers vs Senators Live Stream: NHL.com

The New York Rangers (29-16-3) are slight, -115 moneyline favorites as they attempt to snap a two-game losing streak when they visit the Ottawa Senators (18-24-2) on Saturday, January 27, 2024 at Canadian Tire Centre. The game airs at 7 p.m. ET on MSG, NHL Network, and SN1. The over/under is 6.5 in the matchup.

Rangers vs Senators Odds and Spreads

  1. New York has won eight straight games played on no day’s rest.
  2. New York has lost-four-of-its-last-five-games.
  3. New York has won-four-of-its-last-five-games following a home loss of at least three goals.
  4. New York has lost-six-of-its-last-seven-road-games.
  5. New York has lost-four-of-its-last-five-road-games against teams who have losing records at home.
  6. New York has lost-four-of-its-last-five-games when its opponent scored two or fewer goals in its previous contest.
  7. The over is 4-1 in Ottawa’s last five contests against Metropolitan Division competition.
  8. The over is 4-1 in New York’s last five contests against Atlantic Division competition.

Over/Under Pick:  Go low (under 6½, +105

Even though the Rangers are in the midst of a 10-game slide (3-6-1), their 2.87 goals against per game average still ranks 10th in the NHL. Add to that goaltender Jonathan Quick has a 2.46 goals against average this season and it is likely that they will keep the Senators in check.

Pick Against the Spread: (Rangers  (-1½, +190) 

Ottawa’s team .883 save percentage ranks 30th in the NHL.

Moneyline Pick: Rangers -125

New York is averaging 3.18 goals per game. Ottawa goaltender Joonas Korpisalo has a 3.44 goals against average this season.

Player Prop Pick: Artemi Panarin (+130 anytime goal scorer)

Panarin, who leads the Rangers with 29 goals, has scored six goals in 13 games played in the calendar year 2024.

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Rangers vs Senators Prediction

The New York Rangers will defeat the Ottawa Senators, 4-1.

Questions of the Day

Will Jonathan Quick Make a Least 20 Saves Against the Senators?

Yes. Quick, who has a .913 save percentage and 2.46 goals against average heretofore this season, is averaging 24.9 saves per game.

Will Brady Tkachuk Score?

Tkachuk’s 19 goals lead the Senators, as does his 0.43 goals per game average. Still, expect New York’s goaltending and defensive structure to limit his chances.

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