Montreal Canadiens vs. New York Rangers Prediction, NHL Odds

Liam Gilks | Updated Nov 16, 2021

The Canadiens look to shake off their early-season woes with a trip to New York to meet their original six rivals, the Rangers.

Montreal
22-49-9-2
AT
November 16, 2021, 7:00 PM ET
Madison Square Garden
NY Rangers
52-24-3-3
Puckline +1.5 -150
Moneyline +170
Over / Under o +5.5

12%

Betting Action

88%

Puckline -1.5 +125
Moneyline -204
Over / Under u +5.5

12%

Betting Action

88%

Sundays 5-2 loss put Montreal 4-11-2 on the year and has them sitting 29th in the league.

The Rangers are -178 favourites to win on the NHL odds with a total of 5.5.

Canadiens vs. Rangers NHL Betting Odds

In their past 10 meetings, the Habs and Rangers have each won five, with the Rangers taking the two most recent, including a 3-1 victory in their first matchup of the season. A whopping 90 percent of the betting public have the Rangers taking it tonight. The over/under is not so lopsided with 74 percent grabbing the over.

The Rangers own a 6-8 record on the over/under after playing the over in all of their past five games. The Blueshirts are ranked 11th and 8th in goals for and against respectively and are 8-7 against the spread so far.

Montreal’s offence is ranked 31st – second last in the league – averaging 2.1 goals per game while giving up at least three at the other end. They are 8-8 on the over/under so far but have struggled to cover the spread, going 6-11.

Montreal Canadiens

The Habs were up 2-1 on the Boston Bruins after two periods Sunday night, but then allowed four goals in the third period, as they lost 5-2 to their bitter rival.

The Canadiens are in the midst of a self-inflicted goalie dilemma after Jeff Petry decided to throw an opponent into Jake Allen, putting him on the shelf for the time being.

Samuel Montembeault is now the starter and rookie Cayden Primeau will serve as the backup. Montembeault did play his best game so far versus the Bruins, stopping 36 of 40 shots, but still has a discouraging .890 save percentage and 3.78 goals-against average.

Montreal is 1-6-1 on the road this season, getting outscored 31-15.

New York Rangers

The Rangers’ shootout win over rivals New Jersey Devils on Sunday night extended their win streak to three games.

It took 10 games but Kaapo Kakko finally got himself on the score sheet with a beauty goal in the third period of their last game. Rangers fans have been waiting a while for the former second overall pick to reach his full form.

Aleksandar Georgiev got the win Sunday, so expect Igor Shesterkin to return to the crease tonight. Shesterkin has been lights out through 11 games with a 7-2-2 record, a .929 save percentage, a 2.46 goals against and one shutout.

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