Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Rangers - 4/6/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Rangers - 4/6/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

New York Rangers (17-15-5) vs Pittsburgh Penguins (24-12-2)

Game Info: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)

Betting Odds: New York Rangers -112 / Pittsburgh Penguins -102 --- Over/Under: 6 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 winning six of their last eight games. The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 20.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Jake Guentzel leads Pittsburgh with 16 goals, Sidney Crosby has 28 assists and Bryan Rust has 114 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 78.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Tristan Jarry has allowed 66 goals on 732 shots and Casey DeSmith has allowed 31 goals on 398 shots.

The New York Rangers look for a win after splitting their last six games. The New York Rangers are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 17.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Chris Kreider leads New York with 17 goals, Adam Fox has 29 assists and Mika Zibanejad has 107 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 84.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Igor Shesterkin has given up 42 goals on 558 shots faced and Alexandar Georgiev has given up 33 goals on 319 shots.

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The Penguins are 6-0 in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest and 5-1 in their last 6 overall. The Rangers are 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 2-5 in their last 7 Tuesday games. The under is 9-3 in Penguins last 12 overall. The over is 4-0 in Rangers last 4 home games. The Penguins are 10-4 in the last 14 meetings in New York and 20-8 in the last 28 meetings. The home team is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings. The favorite is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.

The New York Rangers have done enough over the last month to earn the respect of oddsmakers and start being favored in these sort of spots. However, we're getting a red hot Penguins team in the underdog role and we usually don't get these sort of prices with this team. Also, the Penguins have won five of the six meetings against the Rangers this season, which includes outscoring them 9-3 in the month of March. The value is on the Penguins and the cheap price.

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Randy’s Pick Pittsburgh Penguins -102

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