New York Rangers at Pittsburgh Penguins - 3/7/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

New York Rangers at Pittsburgh Penguins - 3/7/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Penguins (13-9-1) vs New York Rangers (10-9-3)

Game Info: Sunday, March 7, 2021 at 7:30 pm (PPG Paints Arena)

Betting Odds: Pittsburgh Penguins -133 / New York Rangers +110 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins meet Sunday in NHL action at the PPG Paints Arena.

The New York Rangers look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The New York Rangers are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 15.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Chris Kreider leads New York with 13 goals, Artemi Panarin has 13 assists and Mika Zibanejad has 58 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 86.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Igor Shesterkin has given up 31 goals on 393 shots faced and Alexandar Georgiev has given up 24 goals on 255 shots.

The Pittsburgh Penguins look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 15.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Bryan Ruse leads Pittsburgh with eight goals, Sidney Crosby has 14 assists and Jake Guentzel has 58 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 73.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Tristan Jarry has allowed 51 goals on 496 shots and Casey DeSmith has allowed 19 goals on 178 shots.

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The Rangers are 4-1 in their last 5 road games and 5-2 in their last 7 overall. The Penguins are 153-71 in their last 224 home games and 0-4 in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest. The under is 18-7 in Rangers last 25 overall. The over is 4-1 in Penguins last 5 overall. The Rangers are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Pittsburgh and 8-18 in the last 26 meetings. The favorite is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.

The Pittsburgh Penguins are going to be the favorites at home most nights where they've been one of the best home teams in the league. However, the New York Rangers are playing the better hockey right now and continue to cash some nice tickets in the underdog role. The Rangers have also won four of their last five road games. There's some value here with the Rangers and the plus money.

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Randy’s Pick New York Rangers +110

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