Rangers vs. Penguins Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks – NHL Playoffs First Round Game 7

by | May 14, 2022

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
Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Rangers -159 Penguins +136

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