Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Rangers Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 11 (5/11): NHL

Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Rangers Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 11 (5/11): NHL

Credit: photo by Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 7:00 p.m. EST
Penguins money line +115
Penguins spread +1.5 (-255)
Rangers money line -135
Rangers spread -1.5 (+185)
Over / under 6
 

2021-2022 season stats

  Pittsburgh Penguins New York Rangers
Record 49-26-11 53-26-7
Road / home record 24-13-6 28-10-5
Streak W2 L2
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 44-39-3 36-46-4

 

Preview

The Pittsburgh Penguins and the New York Rangers will meet again at the Madison Square Garden in New York to play the Game 5 of the playoffs 1st round in the East. The Penguins have the lead 3-1 in the series.  

Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins have won 4 of their last 5 games and are 24-19 on the road with a 49-26-11 overall ranking third in the Metropolitan division. The Penguins have allowed 222 goals while scoring 269 for a +47 scoring differential.

Kris Letang has 10 goals and 58 assists for the Penguins. Jake Guentzel has scored eight goals with four assists over the past 10 games.

In their last 10 games the Penguins are 6-4, averaging 3.9 goals, 6.4 assists, 3.2 penalties and 6.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game..

New York Rangers

The Rangers have lost 3 of their last 5 games and are 28-15 at home this season, with a 53-26-7 record overall ranking 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. The Rangers are 16-13 in division matchups. New York is ninth in the Eastern Conference averaging 5.3 assists per game, led by Artemi Panarin with 1.0.

Chris Kreider has 52 goals and 25 assists for the Rangers. Andrew Copp has scored six goals and added two assists over the past 10 games.

In their last 10 games the Rangers are 4-6, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.9 assists, 3.3 penalties and 6.9 penalty minutes while giving up 3.4 goals per game.

BETTING TRENDS

Pittsburgh are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.

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

The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Rangers' last 7 games.

NY Rangers are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games.

Prediction

The Penguins dominated the 2 games at home and scored 7 goals in each game. The Rangers will be looking to stay alive in the series but the Penguins are on fire and their offense will be too much again for them. Take the Penguins to end this series and move to the next round.

PICK: Penguins ML (+115)

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