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March 15, 7:00 PM | Madison Square Garden

Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Rangers Odds

42-21-5TEAM RECORD44-18-7

The Pittsburgh Penguins will look to grab a road win when they take on the Rangers in New York at Madison Square Garden on Thursday in hockey odds action.

New York will face the 42-21-5 Penguins. In totals betting, the Rangers are 26-28-15 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Penguins are 31-30-7 favoring the OVER.

View Pittsburgh vs NY Rangers Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
The Rangers sit at No. 7 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Penguins sit at a No. 1 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 12-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.5 goals per game allowed. The Rangers powerplay has clicked at a 14.6% rate while the Penguins have a 89.4% rate on the penalty kill.

Pittsburgh won its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Bruins on March 11. Bettors who backed the Penguins at -145 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, New York was a 4-2 winner at home against the Hurricanes. Bettors on New York at -157 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

New York Rangers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Florida are 5-5
After playing Carolina are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

A few Penguins at Rangers trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against NY Rangers
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games when playing on the road against NY Rangers
NY Rangers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of the NY Rangers last 8 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the NY Rangers last 7 games
NY Rangers are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh at New Jersey, Saturday, March 17
NY Rangers home to Colorado, Saturday, March 17

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