Rangers vs Canadiens Prediction - NHL Picks 1/6/24

Montreal Canadiens (16-17-5) vs New York Rangers (26-10-1)

Game Info: Saturday, January 6, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Bell Centre)

Betting Odds: Montreal Canadiens +190 / New York Rangers -244 --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The New York Rangers look for a win after winning 7 of their last 10 games. The Montreal Canadiens need a win after losing 4 of their last 5 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a New York Rangers vs Montreal Canadiens prediction.

New York Rangers Betting Preview

The New York Rangers recently beat the Lighting and Blackhawks while losing to the Hurricanes. The New York Rangers are averaging 3.38 goals per game and are scoring on 30.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Artemi Panarin leads New York with 24 goals, Vincent Trocheck has 27 assists, and Chris Kreider has 100 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 2.73 goals per game and are killing 84.1 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Igor Shesterkin has allowed 65 goals on 704 shots faced, while Jonathan Quick has given up 30 goals on 359 shots.

New York Rangers Player Prop Facts

  • Artemi Panarin has scored at least one goal in each of the Rangers' last four games against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Mika Zibanejad has recorded at least one point in each of the Rangers' last 15 games against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Artemi Panarin has recorded at least one assist in each of his last six appearances at Bell Centre.
  • Chris Kreider has the most Shorthanded Goals for the Rangers this season (2).

Montreal Canadiens Betting Preview

The Montreal Canadiens are coming off losses to the Panthers, Lightning, and Sabres. The Montreal Canadiens are averaging 2.74 goals per game and are scoring on 18.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Nick Suzuki leads Montreal with 12 goals, Mike Matheson has 21 assists and Cole Caufield has 133 shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing 3.45 goals per game and are killing 72.1 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jake Allen has given up 47 goals on 469 shots faced, and Sam Montembeault has allowed 50 goals on 516 shots.

Montreal Canadiens Player Prop Facts

  • Nick Suzuki has recorded at least one point in each of the Canadiens' last nine Saturday night games.
  • Kirby Dach has scored at least one goal in four of his last five appearances with the Canadiens as home underdogs against Eastern Conference opponents.
  • Christian Dvorak has recorded at least one assist in six of his last seven appearances with his team as an underdog against the Rangers.
  • Mike Matheson ranks 1st in the Atlantic Division for average time on ice (25:00) this season.

New York Rangers vs Montreal Canadiens prediction

The New York Rangers are simply playing the better hockey right now, and they've won 5 of their last 7 games against the Habs. The Montreal Canadiens have had issues finishing games lately, and their defense lets them down more times than not. Home ice also hasn't meant much to the Canadiens this season, as they're 7-10-2 on the season. The Rangers are just more trustworthy, so I'll lay the PL to shave down the price.

Randy’s Pick New York Rangers -1.5

Get Premium Picks Start Winning Now »
The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

Mitch's Take...

MLB, NHL Best Bets for Today Picks & Predictions Monday 4/15/24 | 7 Picks in 5 Minutes

18+ Has gambling become a problem for you? Call the National Problem Gambling Hotline.
1-800-522-4700 | ncpgambling.org

Credit Guaranteed Packages

Packages with Credit Guarantees automatically give you a credit if the package does not turn a profit—the sum of betting all individual picks. THESE ARE NOT PARLAYS UNLESS OTHERWISE CLEARLY STATED. If a credit guaranteed package does not profit, a credit for its full purchase price is automatically issued after picks are graded and verified.

For example, if you purchase a $39.95 package that doesn’t profit, you’ll get a $39.95 credit towards any future purchase(s) on our site. Credits are usually issued within hours of a game’s conclusion, so please allow a few hours for final verification.

To use your credits, log in to your account and add another package or pass to your cart. Credits will automatically reduce what you owe. Any remaining balance will be settled through our payment system, with any leftover credits available future purchases. Credits do not expire.

Dismiss