Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Rangers vs. Penguins NHL Odds
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(56-18-7) New York Rangers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (52-22-7)
Date: Saturday, May 7th
Time: 7:07 PM ET
Venue: PPG Paints Arena
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Rangers +100 Penguins -120(Bet Now!)
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: New York +1.5 -135/ Penguins -1.5 +115
NHL Betting Total: O/U 6
The New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins face off on Saturday in an NHL playoff game at PPG Paints Arena. This series is currently tied 1-1, and this is a big game for both teams.
In the first game it was the Pittsburgh Penguins that won 4-3 in triple overtime. In the second game the Rangers got some revenge winning 5-2.
New York Rangers
The New York Rangers could have folded after their first game, after losing in triple overtime, but all they did in the second game was bounce back scoring five goals, and now they have a ton of confidence heading into this game.
The Rangers have scored 251 goals while they have given up 205 goals. The Rangers offense is ranked 16th while their defense is ranked second. In this game they are going to need to try and jump out to a big lead.
Artemi Panarin has been the top player for the Rangers scoring 22 goals and adding 74 assists for 96 points.
On the other side of this matchup is the Pittsburgh Penguins and they need a win in this game, or this series might be all but over. The defense wasn’t great in the second game, and it needs to be a lot better in this game.
The Penguins have scored 267 goals while they have given up 226 goals per game. They are ranked 11th in terms of goals while their defense is ranked 5th. In this game they are going to need to get goaltending.
Jake Guentzel has been the top player for the Penguins scoring 40 goals and adding 44 assists. Sidney Crosby is also having a strong season scoring 31 goals and adding another 53 assists for the season.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Penguins are 7-1 in their last 8 after allowing 5 goals or more in their previous game.
- Rangers are 6-1 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Rangers are 5-1 in their last 6 road games.
- Penguins are 1-5 in their last 6 Conference Quarterfinals games.
- Penguins are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
Free New York Rangers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Prediction
At home, I expect the Penguins defense is going to be better, and that is going to be the difference as Pittsburgh gets the job done. Look for Pittsburgh to score three or four goals, and that is going to be the difference here. Back Pittsburgh to win this game on the puck line.
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