Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Rangers odds, picks and prediction
The Pittsburgh Penguins (24-13-2) play the second end of a two-game set at the New York Rangers (18-15-5) Thursday with a 7 p.m. ET puck drop at Madison Square Garden. Below, we analyze the Penguins-Rangers odds and lines, with NHL picks and predictions.
The Penguins were bounced 8-4 at MSG in the front end of the double-dip, and the Pittsburgh defense has been in shambles with 15 goals allowed across its past two outings. It's not often a team scores 9 goals in two games and drops both of the outings.
The Rangers have won three of their past four outings while grabbing at least one point in each of the contests. The New York offense is averaging 4.5 goals per game across its past eight games while allowing 3.0 goals per outing.
Penguins at Rangers: Odds, spread and lines
- Money line : Penguins +110 (bet $100 to win $110) | Rangers -130 (bet $130 to win $100)
- Against the spread/ATS : Penguins +1.5 (-250) | Rangers -1.5 (+200)
- Over/Under : 6 (O: -110 | U: -110)
Penguins at Rangers: Projected starting goalies
Tristan Jarry (15-8-2, 2.91 GAA, .906 SV%) vs. Igor Shesterkin (10-8-2, 2.36 GAA, .924 SV%)
Jarry came on in a relief appearance in Tuesday's blowout, his first action in eight days due to an upper-body injury. As a starter, he is 3-0-0 with a 2.27 GAA and .926 SV% in three starts against the Rangers this season.
Shesterkin improved to 2-1-1 with a 2.72 GAA and .907 SV% in four appearances against the Penguins this season. He is 5-5-0 with a 2.44 GAA and .923 SV% in 11 home appearances, and he has lost just once in regulation in his past eight starts.
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Penguins at Rangers: Odds, lines, predictions and picks
Penguins 4, Rangers 3
Money line (ML)
The PENGUINS (+110) were bounced badly in the front end of the two-game set, but they'll get it done in the rematch. Pittsburgh is still 10-4 in its past 14 trips to MSG, and 5-2 in the season series.
Against the spread (ATS)
The Penguins +1.5 (-250) will cost you two and a half times your potential return, and that's risky business any time, but especially on a team that was just dusted less than 48 hours ago by the very same opponent.
OVER 6 (-110) was taken care of by the Rangers all on their own Tuesday, and you can expect another high-flying game, although fewer goals than the 12 we saw in the first meeting.
The Over is 19-5-5 in the past 29 meetings, and 6-2 in the past eight battles between these two at MSG.
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