Pittsburgh Penguins (24-12-2) at New York Rangers (17-15-5)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Rangers -117 / Pittsburgh Penguins +104 --- Over/Under: 6 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Pittsburgh Penguins and the New York Rangers meet in NHL action from Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night.
The Pittsburgh Penguins will look to bounce back from a 7-5 loss at the hands of Boston last time out. Sidney Crosby leads the Penguins in scoring with 43 points including 15 goals and a team-high 28 assists while Jake Guentzel has 38 points with a team-high 16 goals. Bryan Rust also has 28 points split between 14 goals and 14 assists this season. As a team, Pittsburgh is averaging 3.2 goals on 29.3 shots with a 20.9% success rate on the power play while allowing 2.7 goals on 29.9 shots with a 78.3% success rate on the PK this season.
The New York Rangers will be out to rebound from a 3-2 loss to Buffalo last time out. Artemi Panarin leads the Rangers in scoring with 36 points including 11 goals and 25 assists while Adam Fox has a team-high 29 assists and Chris Kreider has a team-high 17 goals this season. Pavel Buchnevich also has 14 goals and Ryan Strome has 24 points with 11 goals and 23 assists. As a team, New York is averaging 3.2 goals on 29.5 shots with a 17.6% success rate on the PP while allowing 2.6 goals on 28.5 shots with an 84.8% success rate on the PK this season.
Pittsburgh is 5-1 in their last 6 games overall and 7-2 in their last 9 games against a team with a losing record while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games against a team with a losing record. New York is 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 7-2 in their last 9 games as a favorite while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 home games. Pittsburgh is 20-8 in the last 28 meetings between these two teams and 10-4 in the last 14 meetings between the two teams in New York.
I get that the Rangers have stepped up their play lately and usually play better at home. However, We’re getting plus money with a Pittsburgh team that’s been one of the hotter teams in the league over the last month plus and while I respect what the Rangers have done, I have a hard time backing a Rangers team that just lost to the lowly Sabres against the Penguins. I think all of the value is with the Penguins here, so give me the Penguins and the plus money here.