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Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Rangers Prediction & Betting Tips 11/22/2023

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Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Rangers 11/22/2023:
  • Take the Rangers on the moneyline
  • On the puck line, we like Penguins (+1.5)
  • Our NHL model projects 7 goals, and we suggest taking the under

Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Rangers Preview

The Rangers and Penguins are set to face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Penguins will host the game at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA.

The Rangers are the favored team in this Metropolitan divisional contest against the Penguins. The game’s over/under currently sits at 6.5 goals. Check out BetCoco for Pittsburgh Penguins – New York Rangers odds

Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Rangers Head-to-Head and Key Stats

The last ten head-to-head matchups between then Rangers and Penguins have gone in favor of the Rangers, putting together a record of 6-4. The three most recent times the Rangers were favored against the Penguins, they have an average scoring differential of 3 and a 2-1 record vs. the spread.

  • Across their last three road contests, New York has a 2-1 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 1-2, while averaging 4 goals per game.
  • In their last five home games, Pittsburgh has averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 2. The team’s record in this stretch was 4-1 while going 4-1 vs. the spread.
  • Pittsburgh has done well both straight up and vs the puck line when favored to win the game, going 3-2 SU and 3-2 puck line in their last five games.
  • In their last five contests as the favorite, New York has a poor record vs the puck line going 2-3. But, they still put together a straight up mark of 5-0.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Rangers Prediction

As they prepare to face Pittsburgh, the Rangers currently possess a 12-3-1 record. When they are favored, their record stands at 11-2-0, while as underdogs, it is 1-1-1. When they have hit the road, they have a 7-2-1 record this season, and they are 5-1-0 at home.

When looking at their offense, the Rangers have an average of 3.4 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 18th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 29th in the league. Coming into the game, the Rangers have 8-1 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 4-2.

Goalie Igor Shesterkin gets the start and has made 10 starts this season. His record at this point is 7-3, and his save percentage is 90.8%.

The Penguins are set to face New York with a 9-8-0 record. Their track record as favorites is 6-6-0, while they maintain 3-2-0 when considered underdogs. On the road this season, they have a 5-3-0 record, while they are 4-5-0 in their games at home.

The Penguins come into the game scoring an average of 3.4 goals per game, putting them 13th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 8th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Penguins offense is 26th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 20th in the NHL.

Heading into this matchup vs. New York, goalie Tristan Jarry has started 13 games in this season. His current record is 6-7, and his save percentage stands at 91%.

With a 1.5 goal advantage on the spread, our projections favor the Rangers to secure a 4-3 victory.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Rangers Betting Tips

  • Take the Rangers on the moneyline
  • On the puck line, we like Penguins (+1.5)
  • Our NHL model projects 7 goals, and we suggest taking the under

Pittsburgh Penguins Injury Report

  • Mark Pysyk – Lower Body – Out
  • Rickard Rakell – Upper Body – Out
  • Chad Ruhwedel – Lower Body – Out
  • Vinnie Hinostroza – Lower Body – Questionable
  • Bryan Rust – Upper Body – Questionable
  • Will Butcher – Undisclosed – Out
  • Pierre-Olivier Joseph – Lower Body – Out

New York Rangers Injury Report

  • Adam Fox – Lower Body – Out
  • Filip Chytil – Upper Body – Out

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