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Rangers get visit from Penguins

The New York Rangers are just 2-8 in their past 10 games against the division-rival Pittsburgh Penguins as those teams prepare to hit the ice together on Wednesday night.

The Rangers went 1-4 against the Penguins last season, with their lone victory against Pittsburgh coming at home as a -125 favorite by a 6-1 score on April 3. The OVER/UNDER is 4-5-1 in their 10 most recent meetings.

The Rangers sport a record of 6-8-0 heading into this matchup, while the Penguins sit at 11-4-0 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 4-8-2 for the Rangers and 6-9 for the Penguins.

View Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Rangers Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as -110 moneyline favorites in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5 for those preferring over under wagers, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 2-rated Penguins taking on the No. 16-rated Rangers in this contest.

ADVERTISEMENT:

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 3-0 winner on the road against the Blue Jackets. Bettors on Pittsburgh at -121 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

In their last action, New York was a 2-1 loser at home against the Ducks. Bettors on Anaheim at +112 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 28-ranked offense (1.86 goals per game) against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 6 at 2.2 goals per game allowed. The Rangers powerplay has clicked at a 19.57% rate while the Penguins have a 80.95% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Pittsburgh at St. Louis, Saturday, November 9th
New York at Columbus, Thursday, November 7th

 

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