New York Rangers at Pittsburgh Penguins - 3/9/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

New York Rangers at Pittsburgh Penguins - 3/9/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Penguins (14-9-1) vs New York Rangers (10-10-3)

Game Info: Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 6:00 pm (PPG Paints Arena)

Betting Odds: Pittsburgh Penguins -143 / New York Rangers +120 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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

The New York Rangers look for a win after winning six of their last nine games. The New York Rangers are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 15.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Chris Kreider leads New York with 13 goals, Artemi Panarin has 13 assists and Mika Zibanejad has 61 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 86.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Igor Shesterkin has given up 31 goals on 393 shots faced and Alexandar Georgiev has given up 27 goals on 261 shots.

The Pittsburgh Penguins look for a win after winning nine of their last 13 games. The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 17.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Bryan Ruse leads Pittsburgh with eight goals, Sidney Crosby has 14 assists and Jake Guentzel has 63 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 73.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Tristan Jarry has allowed 51 goals on 496 shots and Casey DeSmith has allowed 20 goals on 202 shots.

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The Rangers are 1-4 in their last 5 Tuesday games and 5-2 in their last 7 road games. The Penguins are 155-71 in their last 226 home games and 7-3 in their last 10 overall. The under is 18-8-1 in Rangers last 27 overall. The over is 3-0-1 in Penguins last 4 overall. The Rangers are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Pittsburgh and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings. The home team is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.

The New York Rangers aren't the sexiest team in the world, but they continue to find ways to win and have played some of their better hockey on the road. With that said, the Pittsburgh Penguins are the better team, they're playing the better hockey right now and you usually don't get these sort of prices with them at home. Usually you have to lay a bit more juice with the Penguins on their home ice. Give me the Penguins and the reasonable price.

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Randy’s Pick Pittsburgh Penguins -143

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