Senators vs. Rangers Game 4 Pick
Can the New York Rangers get their NHL Playoffs series with Ottawa Senators back to even when the two meet up tonight at 7:30PM ET in Game 4?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, New York is favored at home in this game, as the Rangers are getting a money line of -170 to win. The Senators are listed with odds of +150 to prevail. The over/under total for the game is set at 5 goals.
The Rangers got on the board in the series when they picked up a 4-1 win on Tuesday night to cut the series deficit to 2-1. The home team has now won all three games in this series and five straight meetings between these two teams. New York is 53-30-8 overall on the season and 24-17-4 at home. Ottawa is 50-30-11 overall and 25-18-2 on the road.
New York left little doubt about Game 3, as the Rangers jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the second period. Mats Zuccarello and Michael Grabner scored in the opening period while Rick Nash and Oscar Lindberg found the net in the second. Jean-Gabriel Pageau would get Ottawa’s lone goal late in the second. Henrik Lundqvist had a nice bounce-back effort in Game 3, stopping 26 of the 27 shots he faced.
Being back home was the cure for all that was ailing the Rangers. New York functioned very efficiently on offense while Lundqvist got back to looking like his old self. Home teams have dominated this matchup all year and I expect that to continue today. New York only lost by one goal in the two games at Ottawa, but rolled in Game 3. Look for the Rangers to roll again today.
NHL PLAYOFFS PREDICTION: NEW YORK RANGERS -170