Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Rangers vs Penguins Odds
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(1-3-0) New York Rangers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (3-1-0)
Date: Saturday, April 23rd
Time: 3:00 PM
Venue: CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Penguins -185
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 5
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The Penguins Take their series back to steel town and look to ice the Rangers in game 5 of their series.
Pittsburgh has continued the dominance the showed through the last month of the season and New York had been able to accomplish very little against Sydney Crosby and company.
The Rangers thought they had a great formula worked out at the deadline with the acquisition of Staal, but we’re dealt a series of injuries to key players before the playoffs that left the team reeling.
In a healthy state I’m not sure the Rangers would have had enough to take out Pittsburgh, and with their current squad, I wouldn’t have wasted the fuel flying to Pennsylvania.
With the anomaly of game 2 where NY caught Zatkoff on a very bad night, this series has been all Pittsburgh, all the time.
The defense has no answer to the onslaught of slick plays and the offence might as well trade in their hockey sticks for golf clubs now because it hasn’t looked like they know what to do with them most of round 1.
I may sound apocalyptic but I see no scenario short of the Pens being struck with the flu, where the Rangers come out of this game on top.
It was a fine season but teams have to home at some point and Saturday the Rangers will join Detroit.
It seems like the Pens can do no wrong at this point. Injury to their all Star goalie, no problem, the backups play like seasoned vets. Malkin injured, no problem, comes back and is immediately a point machine.
Everything has aligned for Pitt and it began way before game 1.
The Penguins have now won 17 of their last 20 games, which is insane, while systematically dismantling opponents and outscoring them to nearly a 4-1 marker.
A Pittsburgh needs to do Saturday is make NY play their brand of hockey again and the rest will fall into place.
NHL Hockey Handicapping Trends
- Over is 7-1-4 in NYR last 12 road games.
- Over is 6-1-5 in NYR last 12 vs. Metropolitan.
- NYR are 2-8 in their last 10 vs. Metropolitan.
- PIT are 21-6 in their last 27 overall.
- Over is 17-5-4 in PIT last 26 home games.
- PIT are 21-7 in their last 28 vs. Metropolitan.
Free NY Rangers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Hockey Prediction
If the NY Rangers can keep this one close for the first 2 periods, and that is a massive IF, I still see this game blowing up come the final frame.
Pittsburgh smells blood and will be on full frontal assault mode from the opening whistle.
NY doesn’t have the tools to keep up the much more skilled play they’re up against which leaves us with boat load of good play opportunities
3* Free NHL Betting Pick: Pittsburgh -1.5
Public betting be damned, anyone netting on the Rangers in game 5 might as well just set the money on fire.
This series is over and has been since the opening minutes of the second period last outing. The Odds on Pitt ML will be steep, I’m guessing it will open in the area of -195 so the PL will be a great option Saturday.
My game 1 Prediction said Pittsburgh in 5 games, 6 max and I think it ends Saturday in a very lopsided victory. Pittsburgh takes a slim lead into the 3rd and at that point panic takes over the NY bench which will lead to bad plays and maybe some bad penalties. If all else fails the Penguins net at least 1 empty netter to dash any false hope for the faithful watching in NY city.
The over is also highly recommended.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Pittsburgh 6-2
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