Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Rangers - 1/30/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Rangers - 1/30/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

New York Rangers (2-4-1) vs Pittsburgh Penguins (4-3-1)

Game Info: Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)

Betting Odds: New York Rangers -110 / Pittsburgh Penguins -110 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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

The Pittsburgh Penguins look for a win after winning four of their last six games. The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 20.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Sidney Crosby leads Pittsburgh with three goals, Bryan Rust has four assists and Kris Letang has 21 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 3.7 goals per game and are killing 75 percent of their opponents power plays. Tristan Jarry has allowed 21 goals on 149 shots and Casey DeSmith has allowed eight goals on 62 shots.

The New York Rangers look for a win to rebound from a 2-4-1 record. The New York Rangers are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 15.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Artemi Panarin leads New York with three goals, Phillip Di Giuseppe has four assists and Mika Zibanejad has 23 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 70 percent of their opponents power plays. Igor Shesterkin has given up 12 goals on 113 shots faced and Alexandar Georgiev has given up seven goals on 67 shots.

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The Penguins are 0-6 in their last 6 road games and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Rangers are 1-4 in their last 5 home games and 2-9 in their last 11 overall. The over is 5-2 in Penguins last 7 overall. The under is 9-2 in Rangers last 11 overall. The Penguins are 9-3 in the last 12 meetings in New York and 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.

This line is very confusing, as the Pittsburgh Penguins had their issues against the Bruins, but they've been OK outside of those two games and are without question the better team here. The New York Rangers have goaltending issues, haven't won much dating back to last season and have a recent history of getting beat up by the Penguins. Playing on the road or not, the Penguins should really like their chances in this contest. This line being this cheap is odd. I won't ask questions. Give me the Penguins.

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Randy’s Pick Pittsburgh Penguins -110

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