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Penguins vs. Rangers NHL Betting

The Pittsburgh Penguins have picked up the win in each of their last seven games against the New York Rangers as those Atlantic Division teams meet in NHL betting action on Wednesday night.

The Penguins, who will be without Sidney Crosby on Wednesday, blanked the Rangers 3-0 at home as a -155 favorite on the NHL odds at the sportsbooks when the rivals last met on March 16. The UNDER paid out in each of the last two Pens vs. Rangers games.

New York battles the Penguins, currently with a 28-9 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 10-19-6 for the Rangers and 17-19-1 for the Penguins.

View Pittsburgh vs NY Rangers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NHL line for this matchup, New York sat as -105 favorites over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.

Power Rankings:
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 22-rated Rangers and the No. 2-ranked Penguins, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 30-ranked offense (2.3 goals per game) against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 4 at 2.4 goals per game allowed. The Rangers powerplay has clicked at a 14.3% rate while the Penguins have a 81.7% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 4-1 loser as they battled the Sabres at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Sabres at +235 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Last time out for New York, they were a 4-2 winner as they battled the Jets at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -142 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing Buffalo are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

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

A few Penguins at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing NY Rangers
Pittsburgh is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of the NY Rangers last 11 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
NY Rangers are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games
NY Rangers are 2-9 SU in their last 11 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
NY Rangers are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to NY Rangers, Friday, April 5