The New York Rangers have rolled to six wins in their last seven games against the Pittsburgh Penguins and sit as the betting favorites for Thursday night as those two teams meet in Game 1 of their best-of-seven first-round playoff series.
The Rangers last faced the Penguins on January 18, picking up a 5-2 road victory as an underdog on the NHL odds in that OVER result for totals bettors at the sportsbooks. The Rangers won three of their four games against the Penguins this past season, with the OVER/UNDER splitting at 2-2.
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 -190 on most NHL hockey betting menus (such as Bodog) early today for Thursday’s contest. The over-under total was at 5 earlier at Bet365.
Computer Prediction: Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Rangers Pick
Odds – VSB
computer score prediction models pick a possible 3.2-1.6 win for the Rangers on Thursday. 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 New York Rangers currently sport a record of 53-22-7. The Pittsburgh Penguins are 43-27-12. Betting totals have seen the Rangers post a 39-34-9 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Penguins have gone 31-47-4 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Pittsburgh injuries news.
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds – VSB
show the No. 26-rated Pittsburgh Penguins taking on the No. 16-rated New York Rangers in this contest.
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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 (3.07 goals per game) against a Pittsburgh Penguins defense that ranks No. 9 at 2.56 goals per game allowed. The Rangers powerplay has clicked at a 16.81% rate while the Penguins have a 84.95% rate on the penalty kill.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Pittsburgh won its last outing, a 2-0 result against the Sabres on April 11. Bettors who backed the Penguins at -400 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Last time out for New York, they were a 4-2 winner as they battled the Capitals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at +140 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Rangers Betting Odds Trends
Pittsburgh is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh’s last 8 games
Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh’s last 10 games on the road
NY Rangers is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Rangers’s last 5 games
NY Rangers is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Rangers’s last 6 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Pittsburgh at New York, Saturday, April 18th