The New York Rangers and the Pittsburgh Penguins meet in NHL action from the PPG Paints Arena on Sunday. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.
Pittsburgh is listed as a -120 home favorite while the Rangers are +100 road underdogs. The total for this game is set at 6 goals.
For New York, Ryan Lindgren is out indefinitely with an upper body injury while Pittsburgh has Nick Bonino and Ryan Poehling both listed as out indefinitely.
Pittsburgh’s 3-2 win back on December 20th, 2022, snapped New York’s three-game head-to-head win streak in this matchup.
New York is 4-1 in their last 5 Sunday games while the over is 4-1-1 in their last 6 games overall. Pittsburgh is 1-10 in their last 11 division games and 5-2 in their last 7 games overall while the over is 5-0-1 in their last 6 home games.
I’m backing the Rangers in this one. They’ve had the better run of luck as of late, and Pittsburgh has really struggled against teams within the division. And the problem is they’re still going against one of the better division opponents that they’ll face. It’s going to be a great game, but in the end I think the Rangers hold the edge here and get the job done.