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Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New York Rangers - NHL Betting

One year ago, the Penguins were written off as a serious NHL betting contender.  Since the arrival of management team Brian Burke and Brian Hextall, perception has been flipped.  Burke is the team president known for demanding truculence on the ice.  And Hextall is the general manager that is a systematic student of the game.  Together this tandem has partnered exceptionally well with established head coach Mike Sullivan.  Pittsburgh has been the hottest team on the board over the past month.  However, the Penguins finally got a visit from the Cooler.

New York Rangers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Information

Date: Saturday, February 26, 2022
Time: 3:00 pm ET
Location: PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
TV Coverage: ABC and ESPN

Rangers vs. Penguins Betting Odds

Rangers +1½ ( -170 ) 5½ ( -120 ) +143
Penguins -1½ ( +150 ) 5½ ( EV ) 163
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New York Rangers at Pittsburgh Penguins CashBet Wagering Analysis

Naturally, the Rangers and Penguins are two of the most popular teams on the Bitcoin Sportsbook board.  And with that in mind, the betting handle should reflect that.  To illuminate, both teams will get relatively equal support.  Thus, we will get a line that reflects the actual merits of the two teams.  Both clubs are strong defensively and in goal.  This means a low-scoring game is probable.

Rangers Put the Screws on Opponents

 Late on, New York has four wins in its last five games.  Also, the Rangers are 1-5 under the betting on NHL total in their most recent six outings.  Now New York stands at 32-13-5 straight up and 17-31 over/under.  NHL metrics show the Rangers 16th for goal scoring, 3rd for power-play efficiency, 3rd for goals against, and 8th for penalty killing.  On the whole, head coach Gerard Gallant has made the Rangers into one of the NHL’s stingiest defensive teams.  And it is defense and goaltending that often prove differential in away games.

 First-year head coach Gerard Gallant is not the typical “retread.”  Gallant is a former NHL Coach of the Year.  Most important of all, he led the first-year expansion Vegas Golden Knights to the Stanley Cup Final.  Gallant has maximized a roster that was stagnant before his arrival.

Penguins Return to Earth After Meteoric Rise

  Overall, Pittsburgh has dropped four of its last ten games.  Three of its most recent five matchups stayed under the total.  As a result, Pittsburgh stands at 31-13-8 straight up and 27-24 over /under.  NHL metrics show the Penguins rank 10th for goal scoring, 12th for power-play efficiency, 4th for goals against, and 2nd for penalty killing.  Correlate that the Penguins were too hot over the past month.  It was a pro hockey betting streak that was not going to last.

 New York Rangers at Pittsburgh Penguins Against the Spread

Specifically, New York is 9-4 against the spread on the road.  As an underdog, New York is 6-10 vs. the line.  In conference games, the Rangers are 15-5 on the board.  And then on the road, New York is 2-6 under the total.  As an underdog, New York is 6-4-2 over the total.  In conference games, the Rangers are 4-3 over the number

In sum, Pittsburgh is 1-5 against the spread at home.  As a favorite, Pittsburgh is 1-5 vs. the line.  In conference games, the Penguins are 14-5 on the board.  Meanwhile, the Penguins are 8-3 over the total at home.  As a favorite, the Penguins are 8-3 over the number.  In conference games, the Penguins are 7-4 over the total

Overall, New York is 2-6 against Pittsburgh vs. the spread.  The Rangers and Penguins are 14-4-2 over the hockey betting total.  At PPG Paints Arena, the Rangers are 1-6 vs. the number.  Also, this series is 5-1-1 over the total at Pittsburgh

 New York Rangers at Pittsburgh Penguins CashBet Free Pick  

 In this NHL gambling situation, we have two evenly matched teams.  Therefore, the road dog brings the most potential value.  Especially when it’s a quality team like the Rangers.

Rangers at Penguins CashBet Best Bet: 

New York Rangers


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