Rangers vs. Penguins Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks – NHL Playoffs First Round Game 4

by | May 8, 2022

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
Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Rangers -116 Penguins -104

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
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Penguins (+1.5) Under (6) 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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