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

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

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Odds

Time 7:00 p.m. EST
Penguins money line +135
Penguins spread +1.5 (-195)
Rangers money line -160
Rangers spread -1.5 (+165)
Over / under 5.5
 

2021-2022 season stats

  Pittsburgh Penguins New York Rangers
Record 47-25-11 52-24-7
Road / home record 24-12-6 27-10-5
Streak W2 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 41-39-3 33-46-4

 

Preview

The Pittsburgh Penguins and the New York Rangers will meet again at the Madison Square Garden in New York to play the Game 2 of the playoffs 1st round in the East. The Penguins won the first game 4-3 in overtime.  

Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins have won 4 of their last 6 games and are 24-18 on the road with a 47-25-11 overall ranking third in the Metropolitan division. The Penguins have allowed 222 goals while scoring 269 for a +47 scoring differential.

Sidney Crosby has 31 goals and 53 assists for the Penguins. Guentzel has nine goals and six assists over the past 10 games.

In their last 10 games the Penguins are 6-4, averaging 3.6 goals, 6.3 assists, 3.4 penalties and 7.5 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game.

New York Rangers

The Rangers have lost 4 of their last 5 games and are 27-15 at home this season, with a 52-24-7 record overall ranking 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. The Rangers are 16-11 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. Barclay Goodrow has seven assists over the past 10 games.

In their last 10 games the Rangers are 5-5, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.8 assists, 3.1 penalties and 7.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game.

BETTING TRENDS

Pittsburgh are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games on the road.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Rangers.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Rangers' last 6 games.

NY Rangers are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.

Prediction

The Penguins got away with the win in overtime in Game 1 so the Rangers will be obligated to win this game if they don't want to be in trouble. The Penguins will be with their third goaltender Domingue which will help the Rangers to take the advantage early in the game. Take the Rangers.

PICK: Rangers ML (-160)

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