Rangers vs. Penguins Pick – NHL Predictions & Odds 3/18/23

Pittsburgh Penguins (34-24-10) vs. New York Rangers (39-19-10)
March 18, 2023 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: New York Rangers -160 / Pittsburgh Penguins +140; Over/Under: +6
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The Pittsburgh Penguins and the New York Rangers meet in NHL action from Madison Square Garden on Saturday. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


New York is listed as a -160 home favorite while Pittsburgh is a +140 road underdog. The total for this game is set at 6 goals.


Pittsburgh has Jeff Petry listed as questionable for this game while Dmitry Kulikov is out until early April and Nick Bonino is out indefinitely. New York has Ryan Lindgren listed as out indefinitely with an upper body injury.

Matchup History

New York’s 4-2 win back on March 16th, 2023, snapped Pittsburgh’s two-game head-to-head win streak in this matchup.


Pittsburgh is 3-11 in their last 14 division games and 5-14 in their last 19 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 road games. New York is 9-3 in their last 12 games following a win and 8-2 in their last 10 home games while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games following a win.


I’m backing the Rangers here. The Penguins are a solid team but I still have a hard time feeling good about backing them with their goaltending in it’s current state, as the Penguins are capable of blowing up and giving up a handful of goals on any given night. The Rangers have had defensive issues as well, but they play their best hockey at home and side-by-side, I feel like the Rangers are the slightly better team. Give me the Rangers here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: New York Rangers -160

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