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Pittsburgh PenguinsNew York Rangers
Jan 19, 7:00 PM | Madison Square Garden

Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Rangers Odds

24-17-4TEAM RECORD29-11-4

The New York Rangers battle the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday in NHL betting action at Madison Square Garden.

The Penguins will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 24-17-4 this season, while the Rangers are 29-11-4. Pittsburgh is 18-23-4 against the total, while New York is 15-21-8 versus the number.

View Pittsburgh vs NY Rangers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Rangers in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -150 on most hockey betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 9-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:
The game also pits New York's No. 11-ranked offense, averaging 2.8 goals per game, against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 9 at 2.6 goals allowed. The Rangers power play is averaging 14.3% while the Penguins defense kills off 86.8% of their penalties.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 2-1 winner at home against the Hurricanes. Bettors on Pittsburgh at -190 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Last time out for New York, they were a 3-0 winner as they battled the Predators at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -185 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing Carolina are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

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

A few Penguins at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing on the road against NY Rangers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing NY Rangers
Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against NY Rangers
Pittsburgh is 8-15 SU in their last 23 games when playing on the road against NY Rangers
NY Rangers are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of the NY Rangers last 7 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the NY Rangers last 6 games
NY Rangers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Montreal, Friday, January 20
NY Rangers at Boston, Saturday, January 21

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