Free NHL Hockey Pick: Rangers vs Penguins Odds
Weekly NHL betting sees the New York Rangers taking on the Pittsburgh Penguins Wednesday February 10th at CONSOL Energy Centre in Pittsburgh. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NHL Hockey season long so stay tuned for more FREE NHL hockey predictions.
New York Rangers (30-18-5) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (27-18-7)
Date: Wednesday, February 10th
Time: 8:00 ET
Venue: CONSOL Energy Centre, Pittsburgh, Penn.
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Pens -140
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NHL Betting Total: 5
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Two hot Metropolitan rivals square off in Pittsburgh as the Penguins look for their third-straight win when they take on the New York Rangers Wednesday night.
The Rangers come in to this game winners of three straight and look to separate themselves from the red-hot Penguins in the standings.
The New York Rangers have now won three games in a row and are catching fire at the right time.
With 65 points, the Rangers sit third in the highly competitive Eastern Conference but are still 15 points behind the Washington Capitals in the Metropolitan Division.
New York has notched back-to-back divisional wins and is looking for its third in a row against a very hot Pittsburgh Penguins team.
Since returning from the All-Star break, the Rangers have played four straight games that could have gone either way. After trailing 2-0 against the Minnesota Wild on Feb. 4, the Rangers rattled off four straight goals to leave Madison Square Garden with a 4-2 win.
Two days later, New York beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 in a shootout after tying the game with 12 seconds left in the 3rd period.
The Rangers are showing how resilient they are by pulling out some extremely close games, but can they grind out another close victory against a quality divisional opponent?
The Pittsburgh Penguins played an extremely disappointing first half of the season, firing their head coach along the way.
A big part of Pittsburgh’s struggles was the lack of scoring, though the team has seemed to turn that around since returning from the All-Star break.
The Penguins have scored 18 goals in their last four games and continue to lead the league in shots on goal with an average of 32.6 per game.
Sidney Crosby notched two goals in Pittsburgh’s 6-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks Monday night, extending his scoring streak to a career-high seven games.
When Crosby is on, the Penguins are on, and it’s certainly showing in the standings as they try to catch the Rangers for second place in the Metropolitan Division.
Pittsburgh boasts an impressive 16-7-4 record at home and is 7-2-1 in its last 10 games.
Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury has eerily similar stats to New York’s Henrik Lundqvist, so both goalies are pretty much the same on paper.
NHL Hockey Handicapping Trends
- Rangers are 10-13-3 on the road.
- Rangers are 4-1 in last 5 games vs. Penguins.
- Penguins are 16-8-4 vs. Eastern Conference.
- Penguins are 16-7-4 at home.
- The OVER is 3-7 in last 10 games between the Rangers and Penguins.
Free NHL Hockey Prediction
Both teams are playing great hockey at the right time, but the Rangers have been worn down by extremely tough games. The Penguins have been playing just as well as the Rangers have, and they’re scoring more now than they did during any point of the season’s first half.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Pittsburgh ML
The last five games between these two teams have been decided by one goal, so it’s sure to be a close contest. I’ll take the Penguins at home.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Pittsburgh 3 – New York 2
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