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New York Rangers vs Montreal Canadiens 1/5/2023 Free Picks, Odds and Betting Tips

New York Rangers vs Montreal Canadiens 1/5/2023 Free Picks, Odds and Betting Tips

The New York Rangers will collide with the Canadiens in NHL action at Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada on Thursday evening at 7:00 PM ET. The NY Rangers recently slid over the Carolina Hurricanes 5-3 at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday. The Rangers (21-12-6) are on a 2-game winning slide since beating the Florida Panthers 5-3 on the road on Sunday. The Blueshirts tied the game thrice before K’Andre Miller broke the tie. Miller had three goals, 18 points this season. To add further damage over the Panthers, Filip Chytil (nine goals, 19 points) scored the fifth goal to earn their 10th game of 13 matches.

Goalkeeper Igor Shesterkin had 20 saves on Tuesday; he has a season record of 18-6-5, 2.43 goals against average, and a .917 save percentage. Ahesterkin made a perfect 2-0-0 career record with a 1.51 GAA and a.954 save percentage against the Canadiens. On the other hand, the NY Rangers are scoring the eighth-fewest goals allowed on defense while scoring the 14th-most goals per game this season (3.23). New York is currently ranked 11th in the power play with a success percentage of 23.8% and 12th on the penalty kill with an efficiency of 80.7%

  • The New York Rangers are 10-3 SU in their last 13 matches. 
  • The NY Rangers are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games with the Montreal Canadiens. 
  • The Rangers are 6-2 SU in their last 8 matches on the road.

New York Rangers vs Montreal Canadiens 1/5/2023 Free Picks, Odds and Betting Tips

The Montreal Canadiens (15-20-3) recently lost their 6th game in a row to the Nashville Predators 6-3 on Tuesday at Bridgestone Arena. Montreal capped their seven-game road trip with a 1-5-1 tally. Josh Anderson has10 goals and 13 points on the year, Cole Caufield made 22 goals and 31 points and Brendan Gallagher dropped 4 goals and 9 points for the Habs. They lost 3-0 and 6-2 in the first and third periods, respectively, after allowing three straight snipes on 2 separate occasions. Montreal has a 4-game home defense coming up after going 1-5-0 in their last 6 local games.

Sam Montembeault is 6-5-2 with a 3.44 GAA and a.897 save percentage after stopping 28 shots on Tuesday on the season. Jake Allen is now 9-15-1 on the season with a 3.52 GAA and a.894 save percentage; he has a 1-4-0 career record against the Blueshirts with a 3.39 GAA and a.860 save percentage. Allen has a perfect 2-0-0 career record against the New York Rangers. On the other hand, Montreal ranks last in the league in power play (15.0%) and 23rd in penalty kill (73.9%) in 2022–23. They also average the 4th-fewest goals surrendered per game (3.61) and the third-fewest goals (2.61).

  • The Montreal Canadiens are 0-6 SU in their last 6 matches. 
  • The Canadiens are 1-5 SU in their last 6 matches at home. 
  • The total went OVER in 4 of Montreal’s last 6 home matches against the NY Rangers.

New York Rangers vs Montreal Canadiens. The NHL pick for this game is the New York Rangers. The Canadiens were terrible in their last play on ice. Montreal is now on a season-long six-game losing slump, was outscored 22-7 in just its previous three games, and lost five of its last six games by at least one goal. While the NY Rangers, who are presently riding a three-game unbeaten run in Montreal and won by at least two snipes on two of those occasions, are fantastic. All nine of the Habs’ home losses this season were by a margin of at least two goals. The Rangers won by more than one goal in each of its last six wins overall. The Rangers will win to a predicted score of 5-3.

NHL Starting Time: 7:00 PM (EDT)

Location: Bell Centre, CAN

Date: Thursday, January 5, 2023


NHL Odds: New York Rangers -188

NHL Totals: 6.5

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