New York Rangers at Pittsburgh Penguins - 3/29/22 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Pittsburgh Penguins (40-17-10) vs New York Rangers (42-19-5)
Game Info: Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at 7:00 pm (PPG Paints Arena)
Betting Odds: Pittsburgh Penguins -135 / New York Rangers +115 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Pittsburgh Penguins host the New York Rangers in Tuesday NHL Action.
The New York Rangers come into this road contest with an overall record of 42-19-5. Through 66 games, the Rangers are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. On the season, they have found the net 203 times, good for a rank of 16th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, New York is the 3rd ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.58 goals per game. So far, the Rangers have a strength of schedule rating of 15th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 10th ranked team in the NHL.
The Pittsburgh Penguins get set to host the New York Rangers with an overall record of 40-17-10. This mark places them 2nd in the Metropolitan division. Through 67 games, the Penguins have scored 225 goals, giving them an average of 3.31. This output gives them a rank of 8th among NHL teams. On defense, Pittsburgh is the 6th ranked unit, giving up 2.58 goals per contest. So far, the Penguins have played the 30th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Pittsburgh's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 5th in the NHL.
Coming into this game, the New York Rangers leader in points is Artemi Panarin. In his team's 66 games, he has come up with 17 goals and 58 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 11.6%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +8.0. The team's top overall goal scorer is Chris Kreider. Of his 44 goals, 50.0% have come during power play time. New York's top goalie is Igor Shesterkin, who is giving up an average of 2.11 goals per game. In his 43 games played, he has turned in 32 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
Through 67 games, Pittsburgh's leading goal scorer is Jake Guentzel. With his 31 goals and 34 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 65. On the season, he is turning 14.8% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Penguins have benefited from the strong play of Sidney Crosby, who is the team's overall leader in points. In Pittsburgh's 67 games, he has come up with 24 goals on a shooting percentage of 14.7%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +12.0 Pittsburgh's top goalie is Tristan Jarry, who is giving up an average of 2.31 goals per game. In his 52 games played, he has turned in 32 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
Coming into this game, the Rangers have an over-under record of 26-39-1. When playing on the road, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 13-21-1. On the season, 44.0% of New York's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 48.0% of the scoring coming from the Rangers. In Pittsburgh's 67 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 33-33-1. So far, taking the over when the Penguins are playing at home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 19-14. On the season, 57.0% of Pittsburgh's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 56% of the scoring coming from the Penguins. With a line set at 6 goals, look for New York and Pittsburgh to fall below this total in a low-scoring game.
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