Rangers vs Penguins Prediction NHL Picks 3/16/24

Pittsburgh Penguins (29-27-9) vs New York Rangers (43-19-4)

Game Info: Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 3:00 pm (PPG Paints Arena)

Betting Odds: Pittsburgh Penguins +125 / New York Rangers -145 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate a New York Rangers vs Pittsburgh Penguins betting prediction for this NHL game on Saturday, March 16th at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

  • The Rangers recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Penguins recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving New York
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Pittsburgh
  • Recent betting trends in games played between New York and Pittsburgh
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between New York and Pittsburgh

Rangers Preview

The New York Rangers are 43-19-4 this season after they lost to Tampa Bay by a score of 6-3 in their last game. New York led 2-0 after the first period, but they allowed six of the last seven goals in the game for the loss. The Rangers recorded 28 shots on goal and went 0-2 on the power play in the game. New York had won their previous three games against Carolina, New Jersey, and St. Louis. The Rangers are scoring 3.27 goals per game and they are allowing 2.67 goals against per game, while going 24.9% on the power play and 83.4% on the penalty kill. Artemi Panarin has led New York with 36 goals, 52 assists, and 235 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for New York is Jonathan Quick, who is 14-5-2 this year with a 2.38 goals against average and a .917 save percentage. 

Penguins Preview

The Pittsburgh Penguins are 29-27-9 this year after they defeated the Sharks by a score of 6-3 in their last game. Pittsburgh trailed 2-1 after the first period, but they scored five of the last six goals in the game for the win. The Penguins were out shot by a total of 32-31 and went 0-2 on the power play in the game. Pittsburgh had lost their previous four games against Ottawa, Edmonton, Boston, and Washington. The Penguins are scoring 2.85 goals per game and they are allowing 2.88 goals against per game, while going 14.4% on the power play and 82.7% on the penalty kill. Sidney Crosby has led Pittsburgh with 32 goals, 33 assists, and 231 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Pittsburgh is Tristan Jarry, who is 19-21-5 this season with a 2.70 goals against average and a .909 save percentage. 

Pittsburgh Penguins Player Prop Facts

  • Jeff Carter has scored at least one goal in each of the Penguins' last three games as home underdogs against the Rangers.
  • Sidney Crosby has recorded at least one assist in four of the Penguins' last five games as underdogs against Eastern Conference opponents.
  • Sidney Crosby has recorded at least one point in nine of his last 10 home appearances against the Rangers.
  • Kris Letang ranks 3rd in the Metropolitan Division for average time on ice (24:35) this season.

New York Rangers Player Prop Facts

  • Chris Kreider has scored at least one goal in each of the Rangers' last four games as favorites against the Penguins.
  • Adam Fox has recorded at least one assist in each of the Rangers' last four games as favorites against the Penguins.
  • Adam Fox has recorded at least one point in each of the Rangers' last nine games as favorites against the Penguins.
  • Chris Kreider ranks 1st in the Metropolitan Division for Plus/Minus (+21) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Pittsburgh Penguins rank 29th in the league in power play percentage this season (14.42%).
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins rank 6th in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (82.65%).
  • The New York Rangers are one of four teams to rank in the top 10 for both goals scored and goals conceded per game this season.
  • The New York Rangers rank 5th in the league for goals against per game this season (2.67).

Rangers vs Penguins Betting Prediction

Pittsburgh is coming off of a win against the Sharks in their last game, but they have played very poorly over the last couple of weeks. The Penguins have lost seven of their last nine games and they have scored one goal or fewer in six of those games. New York has won three of their last four games and they are 20-11-4 on the road this season. The Rangers are a very good defensive team and they have allowed one goal or fewer in three of their last four. Pittsburgh is falling apart and even though they are at home, I have to take New York at a decent price. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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