Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Rangers - 2/1/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

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New York Rangers (2-4-2) vs Pittsburgh Penguins (5-3-1)

Game Info: Monday, February 1, 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 the New York Rangers meet in NHL action from Madison Square Garden on Monday night.

The Pittsburgh Penguins will look to build on their 5-4 overtime win over the Rangers last time out. Sidney Crosby leads the Penguins with 8 points including a team-high 4 goals and 4 assists while Bryan Rust has 7 points with a team-high 5 assists. Jake Guentzel and Teddy Blueger each have 6 poitns with Guentzel logging 3 goals and 3 assists while Blueger has 4 assists. Kasperi Kapanen and Jared McCann each have 2 goals and 3 assists. Tristan Jarry has a 2-4 record with a 3.92 GAA and Casey DeSmith has a 3-0 mark with a 3.05 GAA this season.

The New York Rangers will look to bounce back from their loss to the Penguins on Sunday. Artemi Panarin leads the Rangers in scoring with 9 points with 4 goals and 5 assists while Pavel Buchnevich has 7 points with 2 goals and 5 assists. Phil Di Giuseppe and Adam Fox each have 5 points with Fox logging a goal and 4 assists. Igor Shesterkin and Alexandar Georgiev each have a win this season with Shesterkin logging a 2.73 GAA while Georgiev has a 3.27 GAA this season.

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Pittsburgh is 5-2 in their last 7 games overall and 7-3 in their last 10 games against a team with a losing record while the over is 6-1 in their last 7 games as a favorite. New York is 2-10 in their last 12 games overall and 1-5 in their last 6 home games while the under is 6-0 in their last 6 games against a team with a winning record. The over is 18-5-3 in the last 26 meetings between these two teams.

It’s hard to make a case for either of these sides right now as both have been up and down and it’s been hard to get a feel for either side. However, the one thing I can get a feel for is that these two teams love to score on each other, and I don’t see that changing here. The over has been an extremely profitable trend when these two lock up, so I’m going to ride with that and back the over in this spot.

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