Wednesday night in the NHL offers the New York Rangers an excellent opportunity to prove their might as they go for their second straight win over the defending champions. The Penguins have taken a bit of a stumble of late and will hope to have made the necessary adjustments heading into the second half of their home-and-home with the Metropolitan-leading Rangers.
- The Penguins are 7-2 on both the moneyline and puckline in their last 9 games against the Rangers.
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of the Rangers’ last 7 games as favorite.
- The Rangers are 18-6 in their last 24 games with a closing total of 5.5 or more.
New York’s league-leading offense has yet to be slowed down and through 20 games has scored 16 more goals than any other team. Henrik Lundqvist and Antti Raanta have complemented the Rangers’ goal-scoring success with excellent goaltending and this team that most thought would flounder this year has flourished.
That said, the Penguins have been incredibly resilient since Mike Sullivan took over as the bench boss in Pittsburgh and have gone an astounding 24-3 in their last 27 games after a loss.
The problem for the Penguins tonight is that the Rangers have earned an 8-2-1 record at home with the help of their 3.4 goals per game at MSG. Pittsburgh’s offense has cooled significantly recently and has potted three or more goals just once in its last four games. If they want a win tonight, the Penguins will likely have to score more than three.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the New York Rangers as -120 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL betting matchup earlier. The over under total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line at Bet365.
A 4-1.7 result in favor of the Rangers is the prediction by the Odds – Shark
handicapping pick engine. 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 Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Rangers sit at 14-5-1 on the season; in comparison, the Pittsburgh Penguins are currently 11-5-3. Looking to wager on the totals? New York is 12-7-1 OU, and Pittsburgh is 9-6-4 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Pittsburgh injuries news.
The New York Rangers sit at No. 2 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds – Shark
, while the Pittsburgh Penguins sit at a No. 9 on the same chart.
Offensively, the game matches up the New York Rangers No. 1-ranked offense (4.05 goals per game) against a Pittsburgh Penguins defense that ranks No. 22 at 2.89 goals per game allowed. The Rangers powerplay has clicked at a 21.67% rate while the Penguins have a 81.43% rate on the penalty kill.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
- Pittsburgh is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
- Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
- Pittsburgh is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
- Pittsburgh is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games when playing NY Rangers
- NY Rangers is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games
- NY Rangers is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
- The total has gone OVER in 7 of NY Rangers’s last 10 games
- NY Rangers is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Pittsburgh at Minnesota, Friday, November 25th
New York at Philadelphia, Friday, November 25th