Montreal will play a game on the road, as they face off with New York at Madison Square Garden in the New York Rangers VS Montreal Canadiens game.
NHL Scores show that the Canadiens has a 17-22-3 record, while the Rangers have a 24-12-7 record. Both teams have played each other once this season, with New York, winning the matchup.
The game between Rangers and Canadiens will happen today at 14:00, so ahead of the game, MatchPlug has brought you some reliable NHL Predictions Today you can use to inform yourself before the start of the game.
Predictions and Betting Preview for New York Rangers VS Montreal Canadiens
- Where: Madison Square Garden, New York
- When: Sunday, January 15, 2023
- Time: 14:00 GMT
- Teams to play: New York Rangers and Montreal Canadiens
- NHL Expert Picks: Spread -1.5
New York Rangers And Montreal Canadiens Prediction
These are some expert NHL predictions surrounding today’s game between the Rangers and Capitals.
New York Rangers Win 5 Out Of Their Last 6 Games
- Season Record: 24-12-7
- BetMGM Spread: -1.5
- BetMGM Moneyline:1.35
- BetMGM Over/Under: Under 6
- 1XBet Spread: -1.5
- 1XBet Moneyline: 1.645
- 1XBet Over/Under: Under 5.5
The Rangers were a -130 favourite in their last game and they beat the Dallas Stars 2-1 in overtime. Adam Fox scored the overtime winner and he had an assist. K’ Andre Miller scored a goal, and Igor Shesterkin blocked 24 out of 25 shots from their opponents.
New York’s offense has been playing well recently, they scored 4 goals or more in 5 out of their last 9 games. Rangers rank 16th in goals per game and 9th in shots per game.
Artemi Panarin leads with 46 points and Mika Zibanejad is next with 45 points. Mika and Chris Kreider both lead the Rangers with 19 goals. Vincent Trocheck has 31 points and Kreider has 30 points.
The Rangers’ defense and goaltending have been good too this season. The team ranks 6th in goals against per game and 7th in shots against per game. Igor Shesterkin’s record is 20-6-6 with a 2.4 GAA and .917 SV%. Jaroslav Halak has a record of 4-6-1 with a 2.85 GAA and .896 SV%.
Adam Fox on the other hand has 44 points, he is 3rd in points, 4th in goals, and third in assists amongst all the defensemen in the league. Fox is on a six-game point steak. K’Andre Miller has 23 points and is on a five-game point streak.
Montreal Canadiens Play Back To Back On The Road
- Season Record: 17-22-3
- BetMGM Spread: +1.5
- BetMGM Moneyline: 3.25
- BetMGM Over/Under: Over 6
- 1XBet Spread: +1.5
- 1XBet Moneyline: 4.62
- 1XBet Over/Under: Over 5.5
The Montreal Canadiens are on the back end of continuous back-to-back road games. Their offense has been poor. Montreal ranks 29th in goals per game and 30th in shots per game. They scored two or fewer goals in 7 of their last 10 games.
Nick Suzuki leads the team with 35 points, and Cole Caufield follows with 25 goals and ranks 8th in goals in the NHL. Kirby Dach has 26 points this year.
In addition to their defense faltering, the Canadiens’ defense and goaltending have both been poor too. They rank 29th in goals per game and 28th in shots against per game. Jake Allen’s record reads 10-16-1 with a 3.52 GAA. While Sam Montembeault has a record of 7-6-2 with a 3.39 GAA and .902 SV%.
New York has been playing really well lately, winning 5 of their last 6 games. Their offense works too, they have scored 4 or more goals in 5 of the last 9 games. The Rangers’ defense and goaltending have been very good too this season.
Rangers rank 6th in goals scored against per game and 7th in shots against per game. Igor Shesterkin’s 20-6-6 with a 2.4 GAA and .917 SV% record shines through.
In the past too, New York has won 4 out of the last 5 games with Montreal, and also defeated them on January 5th this season with a 4-1 score.
On their own part, the Canadiens have been bad recently, losing 8 out of their last 10 games. Offense, defense, and goaltending have all been awful for them this season. They rank 29th in goals per game, 30th in shots per game, 29th in goals against per game, and 28th in shots against per game.
With the Rangers playing at home, and the Canadiens playing road games back-to-back, New York will win this match by two or more goals.
Final Prediction: New York Rangers against the Spread.