Penguins vs. Rangers NHL Prediction
Eastern Conference foes clash at Madison Square Garden on Thursday night where the Rangers will host the Penguins at 7:00 p.m. ET. With the Rangers listed as a slight moneyline favorite and the total jumping from 5.5 up to 6, what’s the best bet when it comes to this matchup?
017 Pittsburgh Penguins (+100) at 018 New York Rangers (-120); o/u 6
7:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, April 8, 2021
Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
Pittsburgh Penguins DFS Spin
Tristan Jarry was pulled during Tuesday's 8-4 loss to the New York Rangers. This was Jarry's first game back after missing two contests with an upper-body injury and he didn't really look comfortable in net. He allowed four goals on 11 shots in the first period and he was put on the bench for the start of the second. Casey DeSmith, who entered the game in relief of Jarry, allowed four more goals 14 shots. DeSmith ended up picking up the loss tonight, while Jarry was given a no-decision.
New York Rangers DFS Spin
Igor Shesterkin turned aside 41 of 45 shots during Tuesday's 8-4 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Shesterkin allowed four goals, but three were scored when the Rangers had the game under control. The New York netminder saw a lot of rubber tonight and he made several important saves on good Penguins scoring chances. The 25-year-old has now gone four games without a regulation loss. He has a 10-8-2 record with a 2.36 goals-against-average and a .924 save percentage in 2021.
Penguins vs. Rangers Prediction
The over is 19-5-5 in the last 29 meetings between these two teams and has cashed in six of the previous eight meetings at Madison Square Garden. The over is also 7-2 in the Penguins’ last nine games as an underdog, is 13-3 in their last 16 games coming off a loss of three or more goals and is 14-3 in their last 17 games after allowing five goals or more in their previous contest. On the other side, the over is 5-0 in the Rangers’ last five home games and is 11-4 in their last 15 games when their opponent allowed five goals or more in its previous contest.
NHL BETTING PREDICTION: PENGUINS/RANGERS OVER 6