Rangers vs. Penguins Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks – NHL Playoffs First Round Game 7
Game 7 of the NHL Playoffs First Round showcases the New York Rangers and the Pittsburgh Penguins meeting at 7:00 PM ET on Sunday, May 15. The series record is tied at 3-3. The sportsbooks have made the Rangers solid favorites at -159 on the moneyline, and the Penguins are at +136. 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: Sunday, May 15, 2022
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- Location: New York City, New York
- Arena: Madison Square Garden
Computer Predictions for Rangers vs. Penguins
Computer picks for Rangers vs Penguins
Rangers 4 Penguins 2
Rangers vs. Penguins Betting Trends
Through 54 games as the moneyline favorite this season, New York has won 37 times.
In 25 games with moneyline oddds lower than -159, the Rangers have 20 wins.
The moneyline odds imply that New York has a 61.4% chance of winning this game.
New York Rangers Leaders
Artemi Panarin is one of New York’s top contributors with 96 points. He has 22 goals and 74 assists this season.
Mika Zibanejad has 30 goals and 52 assists to total 82 points (1.0 per game).
Chris Kreider’s 77 points this season have come via 52 goals and 25 assists.
Igor Shesterkin has a record of 36-13-4. He has allowed 106 goals (2.07 goals against average) and recorded 1516 saves.
New York Rangers Season Stats
The Rangers’ 3.0 average goals per game add up to 250 total, which makes them the 15th-ranked scoring team in the NHL.
The Rangers are ranked second in NHL play for the fewest goals against this season, having allowed 204 total goals (only 2.5 per game).
With a +46 goal differential, they’re ranked 10th-best in the NHL.
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 ranks fourth-best in the NHL this season.
The Rangers’ eight shorthanded goals this season rank ninth.
The Rangers kill 82.3% of opponent power plays, currently the seventh-best penalty-kill percentage in the league.
With a 48% faceoff win rate, the Rangers have the 24th-ranked rate in the NHL.
The Rangers have a 10.5% shooting percentage as a squad, ranking eighth in the NHL.
The Rangers average 25.5 hits and 14.2 blocked shots per game.
Penguins vs. Rangers Betting Trends
The Penguins have secured an upset victory in 14, or 48.3%, of the 29 games they have played as an underdog this season.
Pittsburgh is 4-2 when it is underdogs of +136 or longer on the moneyline.
The moneyline implies a 42.4% chance of victory for the Penguins.
Pittsburgh Penguins Leaders
Sidney Crosby is among the top options on offense for Pittsburgh, with 84 points this season. He has recorded 31 goals and 53 assists in 69 games.
Jake Guentzel is key for Pittsburgh’s attack with 84 total points (1.1 per game), including 40 goals and 44 assists through 76 games.
Pittsburgh’s Kris Letang has 68 points, courtesy of 10 goals (13th on team) and 58 assists (first).
Tristan Jarry has a 34-18-6 record this season, with a .919 save percentage (13th in the league). In 58 games, he has 1573 saves, and has conceded 138 goals (2.4 goals against average).
Pittsburgh Penguins Season Stats
The Penguins have scored 269 goals this season (3.3 per game) to rank 11th in the NHL.
The Penguins have given up 2.7 goals per game, 222 total, the fourth-fewest among NHL teams.
They have a +47 goal differential, which is ninth-best in the league.
The Penguins have recorded 50 power-play goals this season (15th in the NHL) on 248 power-play chances.
The Penguins have the NHL’s 19th-ranked power-play conversion rate of 20.2%.
The Penguins have scored three shorthanded goals this season (28th among NHL squads).
The 84.4% penalty-kill percentage the Penguins have put totgether 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 had a shutout victory yet this season.
Rangers and Penguins Injury Report
Rangers: Barclay Goodrow: Out (Lower Body), Sammy Blais: Out For Season (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), Sidney Crosby: Day To Day (Undisclosed)
Betting Tips for Rangers vs. Penguins
The Rangers on the moneyline (-159) is our best bet after digging through all of the key statistics and trends for this matchup. Our computer predicts the scoring will finish over the total of 6 goals, with the Penguins (+1.5) covering the spread.
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