Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Rangers NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/7/21

Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Rangers NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/7/21 Photo by POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports

New York Rangers (10-9-3) at Pittsburgh Penguins (13-9-1)

NHL Hockey: Sunday, March 7, 2021 at 7:30 pm (PPG Paints Arena)

The Line: Pittsburgh Penguins -133 / New York Rangers +110 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The New York Rangers and the Pittsburgh Penguins meet in NHL action from the PPG Paints Arena on Sunday evening.

The New York Rangers will look to build on their 6-3 win over New Jersey last time out. Pavel Buchnevich and Artemi Panarin each have 18 points with Buchnevich logging 7 goals and 11 assists while Panarin continues to miss time due to a personal matter. Ryan Strome has 17 points with 8 goals and 9 assists while Chris Kreider has 16 points with a team-high 13 goals and Adam Fox has 14 points with 12 assists on the year. Igor Shesterkin’s seen the bulk of the action in goal for the Rangers, putting up 6 wins and a 2.31 GAA in 15 appearances while Alexandar Georgiev has 4 wins and a shutout in 10 appearances with a 2.79 GAA.

The Pittsburgh Penguins will look to build on a 4-3 win over the Flyers last time out. Jake Guentzel and Sidney Crosby each have 21 points coming on 7 goals and 14 assists while Bryan Rust has 18 points with 8 goals and 10 helpers. Kris Letang and Evgeni Malkin each have 16 points with 5 goals and 11 assists while Kasperi Kapanen has 13 points with 5 goals and 8 assists and Teddy Blueger has 11 points with 3 goals and 8 assists. Tristan Jarry has seen the bulk of Pittsburgh’s work in goal, going 9-8 with a 3.12 GAA in 17 appearances while Casey DeSmith has 4 wins and a 2.73 GAA in 7 appearances.

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New York is 5-1 in their last 6 road games and 4-1 in their last 5 games overall while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games playing on no rest. Pittsburgh is 0-4 in their last 4 games playing on no rest and 154-71 in their last 225 road games while the over is 10-4 in their last 14 games as a favorite. The favorite is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings between these two teams.

I get the case that could be made for either side here, as New York’s had a lot of their success on the road while Pittsburgh’s had sustained success at home for a long time now. However, it’s hard to pick sides when they’re both 6-4 in their last 10 games. Both can get on the scoreboard though and these are two teams I’ve bashed the most for their goaltending this season, so I’ll side with the over in this spot.

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Chris’s Pick Over 6.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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