Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins will be looking to rebound as the underdog on the NHL betting lines on Saturday night as they take on the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden in the second game of their first-round playoff set.
The Penguins fell 2-1 to the Rangers in the opener of the series on Thursday night, with Blake Comeau providing the lone Pittsburgh goal while Derick Brassard and Ryan McDonagh scored for New York. Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist stopped 24 of 25 Pittsburgh shots in that Game 1 victory.
Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Rangers Opening Odds and Betting Line
If you’re going with the New York Rangers in this one, they were listed as moneyline favorites of -165 on most NHL hockey betting menus (such as Bodog) early today for Saturday’s contest. The over-under total was at 5 earlier at Bet365.
Computer Prediction: Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Rangers Pick
Odds – VSB
prediction models pick the Rangers to win this game 3.3-1.7. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Rangers Odds and Stats.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Rangers sit at 54-22-7 on the season; in comparison, the Pittsburgh Penguins are currently 43-28-12. Looking to wager on the totals? New York is 39-35-9 OU, and Pittsburgh is 31-48-4 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Pittsburgh injuries news.
This game puts the New York Rangers, most recently No. 16 in the Odds – VSB
NHL Power Rankings, up against the Pittsburgh Penguins, who rate a No. 26 in the latest survey.
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How Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Rangers Stats Match Up
Offensively, the game matches up the New York Rangers No. 4-ranked offense (3.06 goals per game) against a Pittsburgh Penguins defense that ranks No. 9 at 2.55 goals per game allowed. The Rangers powerplay has clicked at a 16.88% rate while the Penguins have a 84.86% rate on the penalty kill.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Pittsburgh was a 2-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Rangers. They lost as +158 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.
Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Rangers Betting Odds Trends
Pittsburgh is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Pittsburgh’s last 11 games on the road
NY Rangers is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of NY Rangers’s last 13 games
NY Rangers is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Rangers’s last 7 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Pittsburgh home to New York, Monday, April 20th