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Rangers Revive Road Record in February

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The New York Rangers have been almost unbeatable at Madison Square Garden all season long but their performance on the road has not been quite as formidable. They have started to come around in their travels though and have a chance to improve on a very promising road record in February with a trip to face the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Shark Bites
  • The Rangers are 7-1 SU in their last eight games versus the Eastern Conference.
  • OVER has gone 1-4 in the Rangers’ last five games against the Metropolitan Division.
  • The Penguins are 12-28 SU in their last 40 games against the Metropolitan Division.

Online sportsbook Bovada is presently offering the Penguins at -140 in moneyline markets while the Rangers are currently +110. The total is tabbed at 5 with OVER at -130 and UNDER at Even odds.

The Rangers head into Thursday’s contest with a 14-14-3 record on the road this season but used a 5-2 SU mark in seven February road games to dramatically improve their record. One of the opponents that they defeated on the road were, coincidentally, the Penguins. The Blueshirts skated to a 3-0 victory while Henrik Lundqvist stopped 34 shots en route the shutout.

The Penguins had a two-game losing skid snapped by the Washington Capitals in a 3-2 defeat in their last game on Tuesday. They are well back of the Capitals at the top of the Metropolitan Division standings and are eight points behind the second-placed Rangers entering Thursday’s action.

The Rangers have won three-straight games overall and capped an exceptional February with a 2-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Rangers, and their backers, will no doubt be hoping that their success continues into March.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Pittsburgh Penguins as -127 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL betting matchup earlier. The over under total, meanwhile, was set early at 5 before betting started to move the line at Bet365.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 2.7-2.6 win for the Penguins on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

New York Rangers vs Pittsburgh Penguins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Pittsburgh Penguins are 32-22-8 so far on the season. The New York Rangers, meanwhile, are 37-20-6. OVER/UNDER betting fans have seen Pittsburgh go 25-26-11 and the Rangers go 27-27-9 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs New York injuries news.

The Rangers - Penguins odds would favor the Rangers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Pittsburgh is rated No. 13 in the current Odds Shark poll, while New York is at No. 5.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Pittsburgh Penguins No. 13-ranked offense (2.69 goals per game) against a New York Rangers defense that ranks No. 11 at 2.52 goals per game allowed. The Penguins powerplay has clicked at a 18.37% rate while the Rangers have a 77.78% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

New York was a 2-1 winner in its last match at home against the Blue Jackets. They won as favorites, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 3-2 loser on the road against the Capitals. Bettors on Washington at -152 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • NY Rangers is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Rangers's last 5 games
  • NY Rangers is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • NY Rangers is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Pittsburgh
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games
  • Pittsburgh is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games at home
  • Pittsburgh is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing NY Rangers

Next Betting Matchups

New York at Washington, Friday, March 4th
Pittsburgh home to Calgary, Saturday, March 5th