Rangers vs. Penguins Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks – NHL Playoffs First Round Game 4
Game 4 of the NHL Playoffs First Round will see the New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins meet on Monday, May 9, starting at 7:00 PM ET. The Penguins are up 2-1. Rangers (-116) versus Penguins (-104) appears pretty even, according to the moneyline odds. Find more below on the Rangers vs. Penguins betting line, injury report, head-to-head stats, best bets and more.
Rangers vs. Penguins Spread and Betting Line
Rangers vs Penguins Betting Information
Rangers vs. Penguins Game Info
- Game Day: Monday, May 9, 2022
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Arena: PPG Paints Arena
Computer Predictions for Rangers vs. Penguins
Computer picks for Rangers vs Penguins
Penguins 4 Rangers 3
Rangers vs. Penguins Betting Trends
New York has gotten the victory in 34 of the 50 games it’s played as the moneyline favorite this season.
In 49 games with moneyline odds shorter than -116 this season, the Rangers have won 33 times.
The moneyline odds say New York has a 53.7% chance of winning this game.
New York Rangers Leaders
One of New York’s most productive offensives player this season is Artemi Panarin, who has 96 points (22 goals, 74 assists) and plays an average of 19:13 per game.
Mika Zibanejad has 82 points (one per game), scoring 30 goals and adding 52 assists.
Chris Kreider has 52 goals and 25 assists for New York.
Igor Shesterkin (36-13-4) has a goals against average of 2.1 on the season, and 1516 saves. His .935 save percentage is eighth-best in the league.
New York Rangers Season Stats
The Rangers offense’s 250 total goals (3.0 per game) rank 15th in the NHL.
On defense, the Rangers are one of the best squads in NHL play, conceding just 204 goals to rank second.
The team’s goal differential is 10th-best in the league at +46.
The Rangers’ 55 power-play goals they’ve recorded this season (on 218 power-play chances) are the ninth-most in the NHL.
The Rangers’ 25.2% power-play conversion rate is fourth-best in the NHL this season.
The Rangers’ eight shorthanded goals this season rank ninth.
The Rangers’ penalty-kill percentage (82.3%) is the NHL’s seventh-best.
The Rangers win 48% of their faceoffs (24th in the league).
The Rangers have a 10.5% shooting percentage as a team, ranking eighth in the NHL.
The Rangers have yet to shut out an opponent this season, averaging 25.5 hits and 14.2 blocked shots per game.
Penguins vs. Rangers Betting Trends
The Penguins have been the underdog 25 times this season, and upset their opponent in 13, or 52.0%, of those games.
Pittsburgh has gone 12-11 when sportsbooks have made them underdogs of -104 or longer on the moneyline.
The moneyline for this contest implies a 51.0% chance for the Penguins to win.
Pittsburgh Penguins Leaders
Sidney Crosby is a top offensive contributor for his team with 84 points (1.2 per game). He has scored 31 goals and 53 assists in 69 games (playing 19:58 per game).
Jake Guentzel is a top contributor for Pittsburgh, with 84 total points this season. He has scored 40 goals and provided 44 assists in 76 games.
Kris Letang has scored 10 goals and contributed 58 assists for Pittsburgh, giving him a point total of 68.
Pittsburgh’s Tristan Jarry is 34-18-6 this season, amassing 1573 saves and allowing 138 goals (2.4 goals against average) with a .919 save percentage (16th in the league).
Pittsburgh Penguins Season Stats
The Penguins have the league’s 11th-ranked scoring offense (269 total goals, 3.3 per game).
The Penguins’ 222 total goals conceded (2.7 per game) are the fourth-fewest in the league.
Their +47 goal differential is ninth-best in the league.
The Penguins have put up 50 power-play goals this season (on 248 power-play chances). That ranks 15th in the NHL.
The Penguins’ power-play conversion rate (20.2%) ranks 19th in the league.
The Penguins have scored three shorthanded goals this season (28th among NHL squads).
The 84.4% penalty-kill percentage the Penguins have amassed is the league’s third-best rate.
The Penguins win 51.1% of their faceoffs. That’s the 11th-ranked percentage in the NHL.
The Penguins’ collective 9.4% shooting percentage ranks 19th in the league.
The Penguins have not shut out an opponent this season. They average 24.5 hits and 13.3 blocked shots per game.
Rangers and Penguins Injury Report
Rangers: Barclay Goodrow: Out (Lower Body), Keith Kinkaid: Day To Day (Upper Body), Sammy Blais: Out For Season (Lower body), Tyler Motte: Out (Upper Body), Ryan Lindgren: Day To Day (Lower Body)
Penguins: Tristan Jarry: Out (Foot), Rickard Rakell: Day To Day (Head), Brian Dumoulin: Day To Day (Undisclosed), Casey DeSmith: Out For Season (Core)
Betting Tips for Rangers vs. Penguins
The Penguins on the moneyline (-104) is our best bet after analyzing all of the key statistics and trends for this matchup. Our computer predicts the total score will be under the total of 6 goals, with the Penguins (+1.5) covering the spread.
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