New York Rangers vs. Montreal Canadiens - 12/6/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Montreal Canadiens (12-11-6) at New York Rangers (14-10-3)
NHL Hockey: Friday, December 6, 2019 at 7:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Rangers -115 / Montreal Canadiens +104 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Montreal Canadiens and New York Rangers meet Friday in NHL action at Madison Square Garden.
The Montreal Canadiens need a win after losing nine of their last 10 games. The Montreal Canadiens are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 18.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Brendan Gallagher leads Montreal with 11 goals, Tomas Tatar has 15 assists and Shea Weber has 85 shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 73.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Carey Price has given up 70 goals on 691 shots faced and Keith Kinkaid has allowed 24 goals on 192 shots. The Montreal Canadiens have allowed three or more goals in eight of their last 10 games.
The New York Rangers look for another win after winning five of their last seven games. The New York Rangers are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power play opportunities. Artemi Panarin leads New York with 12 goals, Pavel Buchnevich has 14 assists and Jacob Trouba has 75 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 76.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Henrik Lundqvist has given up 52 goals on 580 shots faced and Alexandar Georgiev has allowed 30 goals on 342 shots. The New York Rangers have allowed three or less goals in five of their last six games.
The Canadiens are 8-2 in their last 10 Friday games, 21-46 in their last 67 games as a road underdog and 8-21 in their last 29 games playing on 0 days rest. The Rangers are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest, 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 1-4 in their last 5 games as a favorite. The over is 5-1 in Canadiens last 6 overall. The under is 5-0 in Rangers last 5 overall. The Canadiens are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in New York. The home team is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings. The favorite is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings. The under is 21-8-7 in the last 36 meetings in New York. The over is 3-0-1 in the last 4 meetings.
The Montreal Canadiens have won four of the last six meetings against the Rangers, but they're unbackable in their current form, especially on the road and on the end of a back to back. The New York Rangers have had an impressive week and are winning games with an improved defense. If it continues, the Rangers have a chance to enjoy an even deeper winning stretch. This line is very cheap when you consider how poorly the Montreal Canadiens look. Give me the Rangers on their home ice.