Betting on today's Rangers and Canadiens game? Catch the action at Bell Centre in Montreal, QC, as the Canadiens hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on NHLN. The Rangers are the favored team in this Eastern conference contest against the Canadiens. The game's over/under currently sits at 6 goals.

NEW YORK RANGERS VS MONTREAL CANADIENS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Montreal Canadiens +1.5

This game will be played at Bell Centre at 7:00 ET on Saturday, January 6th.

WHY BET THE MONTREAL CANADIENS:

  • Coming in as 1.5 goal favorites, our projections have the Rangers picking up a 4-3 win.
  • Take the Rangers on the moneyline
  • On the puck line, we like Canadiens (+1.5)

Do the Rangers Stand a Chance in Montreal?

Currently, the Rangers hold an overall record of 26-10-1 for the season. On the road, New York has a 13-5-1 record, while they are 13-5-0 at their home venue. They are currently positioned 1st in the Eastern Metropolitan division and 1st in the Eastern conference.

When it came to the puck line, New York have posted a 19-18 record. Their road performance against the puck line stands at 12-7, while they are 7-11 at home. On average, New York's games have finished with 6.2 goals per game. The season's average over/under line stands at 6.1. In total, the Rangers come in with an over/under record of 18-16-3.

When looking at their past three road matchups, New York has an puck line record of 3-0 while averaging 4 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.

In terms of their offensive performance, the Rangers are averaging 3.4 goals per game this season, putting them in the 11th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 19th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Rangers offense is 4th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 20th in the NHL.

New York's leading scorer is Artemi Panarin. So far, he has 24 goals which is 4th in the NHL. Panarin also comes into the game with 29 assists.

Coming into the game, the Canadiens' defense is 30th in takeaways at 5.2 takeaways per contest. Overall, they are giving up 3.3 goals per game which is 5th in the NHL.

Goalie Jonathan Quick gets the start and has made 12 starts this season. His record at this point is 9-2, and his save percentage is 0.5098039215686274%.

Can Montreal Pull Out the Win as Home Underdogs?

So far this season, the Canadiens have an overall record of 16-17-5. On the road, Montreal is 9-7-3 and 7-10-2 at home. This record has them sitting 6th in the Eastern Atlantic division and 13th in the Eastern conference.

Montreal is 23-15 against the puck line this season. On the road, their puck line record sits at 13-6 compared to 10-9 at home. For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring Montreal is 6.3. The season's average over/under line is currently at 6.4. The Canadiens come in with an over/under record of 20-17-1.

Montreal has a 1-2 record in their last three home games. In this stretch, they averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 3. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.

For their offensive performance, the Canadiens come in averaging 2.7 goals per game this season, which is 28th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 27th in the league. So far this year, the Canadiens are 4-3 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 12-14 in games with fewer shots on goal.

Montreal's leading scorer is Nick Suzuki. So far, he has 12 goals which is 73rd in the NHL. Suzuki also comes into the game with 22 assists.

Entering the game, the Canadiens' defense ranks 30th in takeaways, averaging 5.2 takeaways per contest. In the NHL, they currently stand at 5th in terms of goals allowed, giving up an average of 3.3 goals per game.

Goalie Sam Montembeault comes into the game having made 16 starts this season. So far, his record is 8-5 and he has a save percentage of 0.6911764705882353%.