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Penguins Bring Red-Hot Offense To MSG

The Pittsburgh Penguin offense has been staggering good lately, which has led the Pens to seven victories in their past eight games. Sidney Crosby and company have been averaging 3.8 goals per game in their last eight outings, with the team scoring five or more on three occasions. The streaking Penguins look to continue their roll when they visit the New York Rangers Sunday.

Shark Bites
  • The Rangers are 11-4 SU in their past 15 games against the Penguins.
  • The UNDER is 4-2 in the last six meetings between the Penguins and Rangers.
  • The Rangers have scored a combined 14 goals in their past three games, all wins.

This offensive onslaught from the Penguins has come despite the absence of Evgeni Malkin, who has been placed on the IR with an arm injury. Most recently it was Phil Kessel and Nick Bonino who stepped their games up, as the duo both had five points in the Penguins last game against the Detroit Red Wings.  

The Penguins will likely need to solve Henrik Lundqvist though, a proposition they have struggled with in the past. Lundqvist has a 1.95 goals against average in his past seven games against the Penguins while picking up the win in five of those contests.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Rangers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

43-24-8 New York battles the Penguins, currently with a 41-25-8 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 34-28-13 for the Rangers and 31-30-13 for the Penguins. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 9-rated Pittsburgh Penguins taking on the No. 5-rated New York Rangers in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits New York's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 2.89 goals per game, against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.49 goals allowed. The Rangers power play is averaging 20.2% while the Penguins defense kills off 83.33% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Penguins were a 7-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Red Wings. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -102 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

New York was a 5-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Canadiens. They won as -141 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games when playing NY Rangers
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing NY Rangers
  • NY Rangers is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Rangers's last 5 games
  • NY Rangers is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Rangers's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh home to Buffalo, Tuesday, March 29th
New York at Carolina, Thursday, March 31st

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