New York Rangers vs Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 9 (5/9): NHL

New York Rangers vs Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 9 (5/9): NHL

Credit: photo by Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 7:00 p.m. EST
Penguins money line -105
Penguins spread +1.5 (-245)
Rangers money line -115
Rangers spread -1.5 (+205)
Over / under 6
 

2021-2022 season stats

  Pittsburgh Penguins New York Rangers
Record 48-26-11 53-25-7
Home / road record 24-13-5 25-15-2
Streak W1 L1
Goals per game 3.28 3.05
Goals allowed per game 2.71 2.49
Shots per game 34.7 29.2
Shots allowed per game 31.4 30.8
PP % 20.2% 25.20%
PK % 14.98% 17.65%
Over / under record 43-39-3 35-46-4

 

Preview

The Pittsburgh Penguins and the New York Rangers will meet again at the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh to play the Game 4 of the playoffs 1st round in the East. The Penguins took the lead again in the series by beating the Rangers 7-4 in Game 3.

New York Rangers

The Rangers have lost 5 of their last 7 games and are 25-17 on the road this season, with a 53-25-7 record overall ranking 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. The Rangers are 17-12 in division matchups. New York is ninth in the Eastern Conference averaging 5.3 assists per game, led by Artemi Panarin with 1.0.

Artemi Panarin has 22 goals and 74 assists for the Rangers. Andrew Copp has six goals and two assists over the last 10 games.

In their last 10 games the Rangers are 5-5, averaging 3.5 goals, 6.4 assists, 3.1 penalties and 6.5 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game.

Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins have won 3 of their last 5 games and are 24-18 at home with a 48-26-11 overall ranking third in the Metropolitan division. The Penguins have allowed 231 goals while scoring 269 for a +47 scoring differential.

Sidney Crosby has 31 goals and 53 assists for the Penguins. Jake Guentzel has nine goals and five assists over the last 10 games.

In their last 10 games the Penguins are 6-4, averaging 3.8 goals, 6.3 assists, 3.5 penalties and 7.2 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game.

BETTING TRENDS

NY Rangers are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games on the road.

NY Rangers are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh..

Pittsburgh are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home.

Pittsburgh are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against NY Rangers.

Prediction

After scoring 7 or more goals in the last 3 games this series it should be normal to see some regression from both sides. The Rangers need to play defense as they were doing it before if they want to win this series so they will make some adjustments for this game. Take the under.

PICK: Under 6 (-110)

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