|2014 NHL Playoffs: Canadiens vs. Rangers Game 3 Picks & Predictions|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Thursday, 22 May 2014 13:16|
Canadiens vs. Rangers Game 3 Pick
NEW YORK, NY (The Spread) – The Rangers will look to extend their lead in the Eastern Conference Finals when they host the Canadiens at 8:00PM ET in Game 3.
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Rangers are -170 money line favorites over the Canadiens, who are +156 on the ML. The total for tonight’s game is currently sitting at 5 goals with New York sitting on a two-games-to-none lead in this best-of-seven series.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Rangers opened at -175 but now they’re -170 money line favorites, while the Canadiens opened at +161 and now they’re +156. The total hasn’t moved since opening at 5 at most online and Vegas sports books.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers that have currently been placed on this game, 52% of bettors favor the Canadiens. This information is subject to change, however, so click on the link provided for the most updated public betting stats.
NHL FREE PICK: Take the under. According to latest NHL trends, the under is 8-1-2 in the last 11 meetings between these two teams and 14-6-2 in the last 22 meetings in New York. The under is also 4-1 in the Canadiens’ last five versus the Metropolitan and 4-1-1 in the Rangers’ last six games playing on two days rest. The under is also 11-3-1 in the Rangers’ last 15 games versus a team with a winning record, 23-8-2 in their last 33 games following a win and 17-7-3 in their last 27 home games.
2014 NHL PLAYOFFS FREE PICK: CANADIENS/RANGERS UNDER 5