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Penguins Looking for Stranglehold in NYC

Up two games to one in their first round series against the Rangers, and with two games still remaining at home, the Penguins will look to suck the life out of the Rangers and their fans tonight at Madison Square Garden. Coming off a 3-1 win in Game 3, the Pens have been superb at stringing together victories vs the same opponent, as they’re now 9-2 in their last 11 games when winning the previous game in a matchup.

Shark Bites
  • Pittsburgh is 16-3 in its last 19 games.
  • The Penguins are 10-1 in their last 11 games with one day off between games.
  • The Rangers are 1-4 in their last five games when playing at home against Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh opened as a healthy -120 favorite, with New York coming back at +109. Being on the road hasn’t hindered the Pens in the least, as they’re now 9-1 in their last 10 games as road favorites.

A ray of hope for Rangers backers is the team’s ability to bounce back after a loss, as they’re an impressive 18-4 in their last 22 games after a loss, which includes their 4-2 win in Game 2 of the series.

The opening total of 5 goals is a mark the teams have eclipsed twice so far in the series, but a number they went OVER just once in four regular season matchup, although two of those games ended with a total of five goals.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the New York Rangers in this one found them earlier as -110 favorites on the NHL money line at Bet365. Betting the over under total instead? It was hovering near 5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Penguins to win this game 3.3-2.3. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Rangers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Rangers sit at 47-29-9 on the season; in comparison, the Pittsburgh Penguins are currently 50-27-8. Looking to wager on the totals? New York is 39-29-17 OU, and Pittsburgh is 38-33-14 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

This game puts the New York Rangers, most recently No. 17 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Pittsburgh Penguins, who rate a No. 1 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the New York Rangers No. 8-ranked offense (2.86 goals per game) against a Pittsburgh Penguins defense that ranks No. 6 at 2.47 goals per game allowed. The Rangers powerplay has clicked at a 18.61% rate while the Penguins have a 84.64% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 3-1 winner on the road against the Rangers. Bettors on Pittsburgh at -108 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games
  • Pittsburgh is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing NY Rangers
  • NY Rangers is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • NY Rangers is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
  • NY Rangers is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

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