Montreal Canadiens at New York Rangers - 4/27/22 NHL Picks and Prediction
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New York Rangers (51-22-6) vs Montreal Canadiens (20-49-11)
Game Info: Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
Betting Odds: New York Rangers -435 / Montreal Canadiens +320 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The New York Rangers Rangers host the Montreal Canadiens in Wednesday NHL Action.
The Montreal Canadiens come into this road contest with an overall record of 20-49-11. Through 80 games, the Canadiens are 8th in the Atlantic Division. On the season, they have found the net 207 times, good for a rank of 30th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Montreal is the 32nd ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.9 goals per game. So far, the Canadiens have a strength of schedule rating of 9th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 31st ranked team in the NHL.
The New York Rangers get set to host the Montreal Canadiens with an overall record of 51-22-6. This mark places them 2nd in the Metropolitan division. Through 79 games, the Rangers have scored 245 goals, giving them an average of 3.05. This output gives them a rank of 15th among NHL teams. On defense, New York Rangers is the 2nd ranked unit, giving up 2.46 goals per contest. So far, the Rangers have played the 24th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account New York's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 9th in the NHL.
Through 80 games, the Montreal Canadiens goal and overall scoring leader is Nick Suzuki with 59 points. He has reached his mark of 21 goals, on a shooting percentage of 11.4%. So far, 38.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Cole Caufield, who has 20 assists to go along with his 20 goals. However, when on the ice, the Canadiens are -28 in scoring differential. Montreal's top goalie is Jake Allen, who is giving up an average of 3.3 goals per game.
Coming into this game, the New York Rangers leader in points is Artemi Panarin. In New York's 79 games, he has come up with 22 goals and 74 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 12.4%. The team's top overall goal scorer is Chris Kreider. Of his 51 goals, 51.0% have come during power play time. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +21.0. New York's top goalie is Igor Shesterkin, who is giving up an average of 2.03 goals per game. In his 52 games played, he has turned in 38 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
In Montreal's 80 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 45-33-2. So far, taking the over when the Canadiens are playing away from home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 24-15-1. On the season, 62.0% of Montreal's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 40.0% of the scoring coming from the Canadiens. Coming into this game, the Rangers have an over-under record of 30-47-2. When playing at home, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 15-22-1. On the season, 43.0% of New York's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 49.0% of the scoring coming from the Rangers. Look for this matchup to fall below the line of 6 goals, as New York has features an outstanding goalie unit, in Montreal's 29th ranked scoring unit will struggle.
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