NHL Betting Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New York Rangers Odds, Analysis

February 10th, 2016 by OddsShark.com Leave a reply »
Two hot Metropolitan Division teams will square off in Pittsburgh on Wednesday when the Penguins (27-18-7) host the New York Rangers (30-18-5) as opening minus-125 home betting favorites at sportsbooks monitored by Odds Shark.

Pittsburgh has won two in a row and six of seven behind the stellar play of center Sidney Crosby, who has scored at least one goal in each of the team’s past seven games to fuel the positive run.

Crosby had two goals and two assists in a 6-2 rout of the Anaheim Ducks on Monday, the first time the Penguins were favored in three games. Their only loss since January 18 came on the road against the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-3 last Friday.

The over is 7-1-2 in their last 10 games for totals bettors, according to the Odds Shark NHL Database, which is a sharp contrast to how the past 11 meetings with the Rangers have played out, with the under going 8-3 and cashing in three straight.

New York goaltender Henrik Lundqvist obviously had a lot to do with that, as he held Pittsburgh to only one goal in four of five games during their first-round playoff series last April.

Lundqvist also went 3-0 with one overt ...

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