New York Rangers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins - 11/12/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New York Rangers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins - 11/12/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Penguins (10-6-1) at New York Rangers (7-6-2)

NHL Hockey: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)

The Line: New York Rangers / Pittsburgh Penguins --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Rangers meet Tuesday in NHL action at Madison Square Garden.

The Pittsburgh Penguins look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 12.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Jake Guentzel leads Pittsburgh with eight goals, Sidney Crosby has 12 assists and Kris Letang has 55 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 87.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Matt Murray has given up 32 goals on 379 shots faced and Tristan Jarry has allowed eight goals on 113 shots. The Pittsburgh Penguins have allowed three or less goals in six of their last seven games.

The New York Rangers look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The New York Rangers are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 22 percent of their power play opportunities. Artemi Panarin leads New York with eight goals, Pavel Buchnevich has 11 assists and Jacob Trouba has 44 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 81.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Henrik Lundqvist has given up 28 goals on 331 shots faced and Alexandar Georgiev has allowed 18 goals on 208 shots. The New York Rangers have allowed two or less goals in four of their last six games.

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The Penguins are 4-0 in their last 4 games as a favorite, 6-0 in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest and 6-2 in their last 8 games following a win. The Rangers are 4-1 in their last 5 games as an underdog, 6-13 in their last 19 home games and 6-15 in their last 21 games as a home underdog. The over is 4-0 in Penguins last 4 games playing on 2 days rest. The under is 5-0 in Rangers last 5 Tuesday games. The Penguins are 15-6 in the last 21 meetings. The favorite is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings.

The New York Rangers have had some success against the Penguins the last couple of years, but I'm not sure I trust their leaky defense against that Pittsburgh offensive attack. The Pittsburgh Penguins are quite rested heading into this game, and it's the Rangers who haven't been able to take advantage of home ice. I'll side with the Penguins in this contest. 

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