Rangers vs. Canadiens Game 1 Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Canadiens are -126 money line favorites over the Rangers, who are +116 on the ML. The total, meanwhile, is currently sitting at 5 for this Game 1 matchup.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Rangers opened at +113 on the money line but their odds have jumped to +116, while the Canadiens' odds have gone from -122 up to -126. As for the total, it hasn't budged since opening at 5.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers that have currently been placed on this game, 72% 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 Montreal. According to latest NHL trends, the Rangers are just 1-5 in their last six games versus the Canadiens and 1-9 in their last 10 meetings in Montreal. The home team is also 21-8 in the last 29 meetings between these two clubs while the Habs are 5-1 in their last six home games. They're also 4-1 in their last five games playing on two days of rest, 6-2 in their last eight games following a win, and 8-2 in their last 10 when their opponent allows two goals or less in their previous contest.
2014 NHL PLAYOFFS FREE PICK: MONTREAL CANADIENS -126