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Ottawa Senators vs New York Rangers 12/2/2022 Expert Picks Predictions and Previews

Ottawa Senators vs New York Rangers 12/2/2022 Expert Picks Predictions and Previews

The Ottawa Senators and the New York Rangers will see NHL action at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan, NY, on Friday at 7:00 PM ET. The Senator improved their offense and is now averaging 3.05 goals per game. The Senators are struggling this season. Left-Winger Brady Tkachuk, Center Tim Stützle, and Forward Claude Giroux led the top two lines with 26 goals and 41 assists with the team contributing on the attack. Defensemen Jake Sanderson and Thomas Chabot brought in four goals and 16 assists to help crack open the attack while LW Alex DeBrincat, RW Drake Batherson, and Center Shane Pinto delivered 20 goals and 25 assists among them.

The Senators have a chaotic defense that allows 3.36 goals per game, including 20 goals in the last six matches, despite the offense’s improvement. The defensive unit played horribly allowing opponents to open cracks in the goal despite Goaltenders Jake Sanderson and Travis Hamonic’s combined 2.1 defensive point shares and 68 blocked shots. Cam Talbot’s performance, who has a .918 save percentage and a 2.57 goals-against average on 294 shots, brightened the spots.

  • The total stayed UNDER in 6 of Ottawa’s last 7 matches. 
  • The Senators are 4-12 SU in their last 16 matches. 
  • The Ottawa Senators are 1-4 SU in their last 5 matches against the New York Rangers.

Ottawa Senators vs New York Rangers 12/2/2022 Expert Picks Predictions and Previews

The Rangers started just fine in the season but their offense has to improve since they are only making three goals per game (3 goals in each of their past three games). Adam Fox brought in six goals and 19 assists from the point while Chris Kreider, Mika Zibanejad, and Artemi Panarin totaled 28 goals and 42 assists, the rest of the offense played poorly. Alexis Lafreniere and Kaapo Kakko, who play important roles in the forward line, contributed a dismal seven goals and 11 assists to the offense.

The Rangers’ defense is one of the toughest in the league, surrendering 2.79 goals per game, with just one in their last game, despite the offense’s struggle to improve. The Rangers have an excellent defensive duo in Adam Fox and Ryan Lindgren, who summed up for 3.6 defensive point shares and 76 blocked shots. Braden Schneider and K’Andre Miller have 2.1 defensive point shares. Goalie  Igor Shesterkin fared well, stopping 503 of 503 shots for a 2.58 goals-against average and a .913 save percentage.

  • The total stayed UNDER in 6 of the NY Rangers’ last 9 matches. 
  • The total remained UNDER in 8 of the Rangers’ last 10 games against the Senators. 
  • The New York Rangers are 1-5 SU in their last 6 matches at home.

Ottawa Senators vs New York Rangers. The NHL pick for this game is the New York Rangers. The Senators want to make up the deficit and win the game on the road. The Rangers showed promise, and they want to dominate this game from the moment the puck is dropped. The Rangers only permit 2.79 goals per game. With a strong showing on their home ice, the Rangers ought to prevail in the contest. The Rangers will win to a predicted score of 4-1

NHL Starting Time: 7:00 PM (EDT)

Location: Madison Square Garden, NY

Date: Friday, December 2, 2022

TV: MSG

NHL Odds: Ottawa Senators +155

NHL Totals: 6.5

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