Penguins vs. Rangers Game 7 Pick
It all comes down Sunday at Madison Square Garden, where the Rangers will host the Penguins in Game 7 of the NHL Playoffs Conference Quarterfinals. Will today’s matchup also turn into a high-scoring affair between these two teams, much like the rest of the series?
005 Pittsburgh Penguins (+120) at 006 New York Rangers (-141); o/u 6
7:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, May 15, 2022
Pittsburgh Penguins DFS Spin
Sidney Crosby (upper body) is listed as day-to-day and his availability for Game 7 on Sunday remains uncertain. Crosby was able to take part in Saturday's optional practice, but coach Mike Sullivan didn't want to speculate if the Penguins captain would be ready to play on Sunday in Game 7 versus the New York Rangers. "We'll take each day as it comes. I'm not going to speculate at this point. They're obviously on the ice, that's encouraging," said Sullivan referring to Crosby, Tristan Jarry and Rickard Rakell. They're making progress."
New York Rangers DFS Spin
Igor Shesterkin allowed three goals on 34 shots in Friday's 5-3 Game 6 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. It was heading in a terrible direction for Shesterkin as the Penguins jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the opening frame. The Russian goaltender settled down from there, fighting the jeers from the Penguins home crowd to get his team the win. The Hart Trophy nominee hasn't been as sharp as we saw during the regular-season but it won't matter if he's able to deliver a Game 7 victory on Sunday.
Penguins vs. Rangers Game 7 Betting Prediction
The over is 24-7-3 in the last 34 meetings between these two teams, which includes a 6-1 mark in the last seven meetings at Madison Square Garden. The over is also 7-0 in the Penguins’ last seven games overall, is 5-0 in their last five games when they’re listed as the betting underdog and are 10-1 in their last 11 games versus Metropolitan opponents. On the other side, the over is 6-0 in the Rangers’ last six games, is 8-1-2 in their last 11 playoff games when they’re listed as betting chalk and is 5-1 in their last six home games.
NHL BETTING PREDICTION: PENGUINS/RANGERS OVER 6