The New York Rangers (12-3-1) travel to face off against the Pittsburgh Penguins (9-8-0) on Wednesday, November 22nd. This game will be played at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh and televised on ESPN+. The Penguins are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Rangers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Stars. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.
New York Rangers vs Pittsburgh Penguins
The New York Rangers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Facing the Penguins, the Rangers have a record of 12-3-1 so far. At home, their record is 5-1-0 and 7-2-1 on the road. This record has them sitting 1st in the Eastern Metropolitan division and 2nd in the Eastern conference. Looking at New York’s average scoring margin, it is +.9, which has led to a puck line record of 7-9. When playing at home, their scoring margin is +.8, and on the road, it is +1.0.
The Rangers aim to bounce back following their 6-3 loss on the road to the Stars. Against the Stars, the Rangers’ offense scored in all three periods. Of New York’s three goals, one were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 33 shots on goal and seven giveaways.
New York entered as the underdog and suffered both a straight-up loss and did not cover the puck line. With a combined total of 9 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6 goals set for the game.
The Pittsburgh Penguins Are Coming Off A Win
Coming into their game vs. Rangers, the Penguins have a 9-8-0 record. They hold a 4-5-0 record when playing at home, and they have gone 5-3-0 on the road. This record has them sitting 5th in the Eastern Metropolitan division and 10th in the Eastern conference. Pittsburgh heads into the game with eight wins by more than one goal, and lost seven games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record this season is 8-9.
In their recent matchup, the Penguins hosted the Golden Knights and came away with a 3-0 victory. Against the Golden Knights, the Penguins’ offense netted goals in all three periods. All three goals came at even strength. They finished with 33 shots on goal and had 6 turnovers.
Entering the game as the underdog, Pittsburgh came away with a victory against the puck line. The game ended below the over/under line of 6.5, with a combined total of 3 goals.
New York Offense Breakdown
When looking at their offense, the Rangers have an average of 3.4 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 18th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 29th in the league. Looking at how the Rangers’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 5th in power play goals and 26th in shorthanded goals.
This season, the Rangers’ have an over/under record of 7-9-0. Throughout the season, they have played 9 games that did not exceed the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 5.9 goals per game.
Pittsburgh Offense Breakdown
On the offensive side, the Penguins are scoring an 3.4 goals per game this season, ranking 13th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 8th in the league. This season, the Penguins have a 5-6 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 4-2 record.
This season, the Penguins’ have an over/under record of 7-9-1. Throughout the season, they have played 9 games that did not exceed the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.1 goals per game.
New York Team Defense
The Rangers defense is currently 30th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 28.2 shots per game against New York. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 15th with 1 shutouts.
Pittsburgh Team Defense
The Penguins defense is currently 16th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30.4 shots per game against Pittsburgh. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 1st with 4 shutouts.
Rangers vs Penguins Trends
- In their last five games away from home, the Rangers have a straight up record of 3-2 while going 2-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 3 goals per game in these contests.
- Pittsburgh has played well in their previous five home games, going 4-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 2. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 4-1.
- Going back to their previous ten games as the underdog, Pittsburgh has an puck line mark of 6-4 while going 4-6 straight up.
- The Rangers have played well in their last three games as the betting favorite, going 3-0 straight up and 2-1 against the spread.
When making a moneyline pick, my choice is the Rangers to come out with a win against the Penguins while playing on the road. Considering the moneyline odds at -110, I’m placing my bet on the Rangers to win outright.
Our projections have the Rangers pulling out a win as the underdog. But if you’re not as bullish as we are on the Rangers, we’d recommend at least getting a bet down on them to cover the puck line.
For those looking at the over/under line set at 6.5 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.
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