New York Rangers (29-15-3) vs. Ottawa Senators (18-24-1)
New York Rangers vs. Ottawa Senators 1/27/24 – As the NHL season continues, a key matchup awaits this Saturday between New York Rangers and Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre. While Rangers look to continue their recent success, Ottawa are hoping for a dramatic turnaround with hopes to turn around their season and steal one for themselves. NHL tips and predictions enthusiasts should watch closely this contest.
The Rangers have relied heavily on their offensive prowess as an integral component of their success this season, led by Artemi Panarin’s impressive 63 point output from 29 goals and 34 assists. Vincent Trocheck and Mika Zibanejad have contributed equally powerful offensive contributions that make this trio unmatched in terms of offensive threat; an aspect which Ottawa Senators defense has been exposed against; making this matchup an essential test of Ottawa’s defensive prowess!
Ottawa Senators have shown glimpses of offensive brilliance despite their struggles, led by Tim Stutzle’s 44 points from 10 goals and 34 assists. Claude Giroux and Brady Tkachuk have also been standout performers; however, breaking through Igor Shesterkin’s formidable goaltending will prove difficult; being able to convert opportunities against such strong defense will be key for this contest.
New York Rangers vs. Ottawa Senators 1/27/24 Game Info
|Saturday, January 27, 2024, at 7:00 PM ET
|Canadian Tire Centre
Goaltender Igor Shesterkin vs. Goaltender Joonas Korpisalo
In 31 games played this season, Igor Shesterkin has compiled a 19-11-1 record for the Rangers along with a 2.82 goals against average. Facing a heavy workload, he’s faced 870 shots against and made 784 saves for a .901 save percentage. Shesterkin has yet to record a shutout this season but the reigning Vezina Trophy winner has shown flashes of his elite form that led New York to the Eastern Conference Finals last year. He’s capable of stealing games single-handedly and should give the Rangers an edge in net against Ottawa.
Joonas Korpisalo has struggled in the starter’s role for the Senators this year, posting a 3.47 GAA and .889 save percentage over 29 games. The 28-year-old has amassed a 10-15-1 record for an Ottawa team that has trouble keeping the puck out of their net. Facing 846 shots against already, Korpisalo has been under siege playing behind a porous Senators defense. He’s allowed 3+ goals in 14 of his 29 starts, including 5+ goals surrendered on 7 different occasions. The Rangers offense should be able to exploit Korpisalo’s weaknesses and light the lamp multiple times on Saturday night.
NHL Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD
As the betting odds for this matchup are yet to be determined, bettors and fans alike are keenly awaiting the lines to gauge the favorites and underdogs. The goaltenders’ form and team trends will heavily influence the odds, making this a highly anticipated aspect of the pre-game analysis.
New York Rangers Betting Trends
The Rangers are an impressive 14-12 against the spread (ATS) on the road this season, consistently covering numbers set by oddsmakers away from home. The totals have gone over in 11 of New York’s 21 road games as well, indicative of their offensive firepower.
Ottawa Senators Betting Trends
The totals have gone over in 14 of the Senators 22 home games this season, showcasing defensive issues in front of their own fans. Ottawa is a respectable 8-11 ATS at home though, generally keeping games closer than expected.
New York Rangers vs. Ottawa Senators 1/27/24 Betting Picks
Considering the analysis and betting trends, the Rangers are poised to capitalize on their offensive strengths and goaltending superiority. The Senators, while underdogs, have the potential to surprise, particularly if their key players can exploit any lapses in the Rangers’ defense.
In terms of picks, the Rangers seem to be the safer bet, with their consistent performance and depth potentially overwhelming the Senators. Prop bets on players like Panarin and Zibanejad to score could offer value, given their form. As for the over/under, the game’s dynamics suggest a possibility of a high-scoring affair, making the OVER an intriguing option.
Pro handicapping experts would likely lean towards the Rangers, given their superior record and recent form. The predicted scoreline reflects the balance of power between the teams, with the Rangers’ offensive firepower and goaltending prowess giving them the edge in this NHL showdown.
Free Pick and Prediction: New York Rangers 4, Ottawa Senators 2