Chris Kreider celebration

New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) celebrates after scoring on Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Pyotr Kochetkov (52) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, April 26, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

  • The Montreal Canadiens travel up to New York to face the Rangers from Madison Square Garden at 7:30pm ET
  • Samuel Monteambeault is projected to start against Alexandar Georgiev
  • Read below for the Canadiens vs Rangers odds, prediction, and best NHL betting pick for Wednesday

After a difficult Metropolitan Division clash for the New York Rangers, the Rangers entertain the Montreal Canadiens  on Wednesday, April 27th. Puck drop is set for 7:30pm ET at Madison Square Garden The game will be broadcast on MSG and SN360.

The New York Rangers are listed at -380 odds, with Montreal at +300 in the Canadiens vs Rangers odds. The Wednesday NHL odds set New York covering the puckline at -140.

Can the Penguins  get some healthy bodies back and repel the Predators? Let’s see what the top NHL pick is for this matinee.

Canadiens vs Rangers Odds 

Team Moneyline Spread Total
Montreal Canadiens +300 +1.5 (+120) O 6.0 (-105)
New York Rangers -380 -1.5 (-140) U 6.0 (-115)

Odds as of April 26th at Caesars Sportsbook

New York online sports betting markets set the Over at 6.0 (-105) in the Canadiens vs Rangers odds on Wednesday night.

Rangers Betting Analysis

So, the New York Rangers are playing pretty well. However, New York’s loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday eliminated them from a chance to win the Metropolitan Division title. They are now at +1600 when it comes to the Stanley Cup Odds after starting the year at +2400.

Currently, New York holds the second spot in the Metropolitan and is 28 games over .500. After winning seven of their last 11, they are now 51-23-6 on the season and battling with Tampa Bay and even Boston for home-ice advantage.

New York is one of eight teams over 100 points in the Eastern Conference. When it comes to the NHL playoff bracket, that has never happened in the modern era. They won four straight but dropped a hard-fought game against the Boston Bruins.

Fortunately, though the Rangers were a bit shorthanded, they did play well enough. The home loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night is a bit more troubling.

Thankfully Montreal cannot stop much of anyone. This may be what New York needs.

Shesterkin is a likely Vezina Trophy winner and Adam Fox won the Norris Trophy for best overall defenseman last year. They are two of the big cogs for New York. However, Shesterkin expects to get rest and a few other Rangers may as well.

Despite that news, the NHL odds range from -380 to -400. Also, 54% of the betting percentage is on the New York moneyline (at -380) and 54% ATS.

Canadiens Betting Analysis

A nine game losing streak has inched the Canadiens closer to the worst record in the league. They are in a neck-and-neck battle with the Arizona Coyotes. The Coyotes have lost 10 straight games while Montreal has dropped nine consecutive contests.

Now,  Carey Price has been shut down again. Either way, he was not effective.

Montreal is struggling. On Sunday, they gave up five more goals to the Boston Bruins which included four of the first five goals. The defense and goaltending have been allowing too many second chances while the offense just cannot keep up anymore.

Canadiens vs Rangers Recent Results

Date Result Moneyline Puckline Over/Under
11/16/2021 Rangers 3 Canadiens 2 NYR MTL Under
10/16/2021 Rangers 3 Canadiens 1 NYR NYR Under
12/27/2019 Rangers 5 Canadiens 2 NYR NYR Over
3/29/2019 Canadiens 2 Rangers 1 MTL NYR Under
11/23/2019 Rangers 6 Canadiens 5 NYR NYR Over

Canadiens vs Rangers Pick

The Canadiens and Rangers expect to be a pedestrian matchup for the New York Rangers to contend with as the backup goaltenders are projected to start. Samuel Montembeault and Alexandar Georgiev are just not Carey Price and Igor Shesterkin.

Now, New York has 108 points and will be the two seed in the Metropolitan Division. They will eventually face either the Pittsburgh Penguins or Washington Capitals next week.

At least, New York is at home. In that sense, both squads may try to play tighter than usual. New York does not want to drop three in a row. Also, there is that Rangers’ goal record that Chris Kreider wants to set.

The approach with this is don’t overthink. Take the Rangers’ puckline if it stays at around -150 or better. It’s worth the danger.

Pick: New York Rangers Puckline (-140)

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