NHL Game Preview - Rangers underdogs vs Penguins at Pittsburgh
New York Rangers vs Pittsburgh Penguins Odds
The Pittsburgh Penguins look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Rangers arrive at Consol Energy Centre on Saturday.
The Penguins bring a 20-8 record to the battle against the 13-11-2 Rangers. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Pittsburgh go 17-11 so far and the Rangers go 8-14-4.
Bettors looking to side with the Penguins in this one found them earlier as -163 favorites on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Penguins at No. 2 and the Rangers at No. 11 heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh's No. 1-ranked offense (3.7 goals per game) against a Rangers defense that ranks No. 4 at 2.5 goals per game allowed. The Penguins powerplay has clicked at a 24.1% rate while the Rangers have a 83.5% rate on the penalty kill.
Last time out for New York, they were a 3-1 loser as they battled the Jets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Jets at +104 were rewarded, while the 4 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
The Penguins were a 3-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Maple Leafs. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -131 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.
New York Rangers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Florida are 5-5
After playing Winnipeg are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4
Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing Toronto are 5-5
After a win are 8-2
A few Rangers at Penguins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the NY Rangers last 5 games on the road
NY Rangers are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the NY Rangers last 7 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
NY Rangers are 4-9 SU in their last 13 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing NY Rangers
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Pittsburgh's last 23 games at home
NY Rangers home to Carolina, Monday, March 18
Pittsburgh home to Boston, Sunday, March 17