For the fourth time in 10 days, the Pittsburgh Penguins face-off with the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden.
Let’s take a look at this Eastern Division tilt on February 1, 2021 in our Penguins vs. Rangers betting Preview with odds, picks and predictions
Penguins vs. Rangers Betting Pick
The Pittsburgh Penguins picked up a 5-4 overtime victory on Saturday against the Rangers, with superstar Sidney Crosby scoring in the extra frame for the 66th game-winning goal of his illustrious career.
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Defenseman Pierre-Olivier Joseph picked up 3 assists for the Pens, while goaltender Casey DeSmith made 30 saves over 34 shots faced, holding the Rangers scoreless for the last 25 minutes of play.
Alexandar Georgiev made 33 saves on 38 shots faced as the free falling Rangers suffered their fifth loss in their last six games.
Penguins vs. Rangers Odds
Here are the lines for Penguins vs. Rangers at DraftKings Sportsbook:
Spread: Penguins (-1.5 +235); Rangers (+1.5 -295)
Moneyline: Penguins (-109); Rangers (-107)
Over/Under: Over 6.5 (-104)/Under 6.5 (-118)
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Bets We Like With an Penguins Win
Jason Zucker to Score a Goal Anytime (+250, DraftKings)
The 29-year old California native scored a goal on Saturday night, which was his second tally in the last three games. Zucker has 16 shots on goal this season and in 13 career games against the Rangers, he has three goals and four assists. Against a reeling Rangers squad, he should be able to capitalize on his chances again tonight.
Bets We Like With a Rangers Win
Rangers Team Total OVER 3 Goals (-125 DraftKings)
The New York Rangers scored four goals on Saturday night, their highest output since January 16th, when they beat the Islanders 5-0 in the second game of the season. They will need to continue producing offensively at a high clip in order to beat this Pittsburgh team. While the Penguins aren’t particularly sure-handed defensively, it typically requires a stellar offensive effort to beat them.
Bets We Like Independent of the Outcome
Game to end in a Tie After Regulation (+310 at DraftKings)
NOTE: This play is listed under different names depending on your sportsbook of choice. Some call this a 60-minute line, others a 3-way line or regulation line.
Four of the last five contests between these clubs have gone past regulation, and the Rangers are coming off of back-to-back overtime games with the loss on Saturday. Both of these teams are evenly matched and I would take a shot here once again with this contest being tied after 60 minutes of play.
Penguins vs. Rangers Prediction
Even with the shaky defensive play we’ve seen from the Penguins of late, I still feel they have enough offensive punch to put away this struggling Rangers tonight. I like a 3-2 Shootout win for Pittsburgh.
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