Rangers vs. Penguins: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

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Monday will feature an NHL outing between the home favorite New York Rangers (50-20-4, -192 on the moneyline to win) and the Pittsburgh Penguins (32-30-11, +160 moneyline odds) at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN+, MSG, and SportsNet PT.

Tune in on ESPN+, MSG, and SportsNet PT as the Rangers and the Penguins square off.

Rangers vs. Penguins Game Info & Odds

  • When: Monday, April 1, 2024 at 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+, MSG, and SportsNet PT
  • Where: Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York
  • TV Channel: ESPN+, MSG, and SportsNet PT
  • Favorite: Rangers (-192)
  • Underdog: Penguins (+160)
  • Over/under: 6

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Rangers and Penguins Betting Trends

  • New York’s games this season have gone over this matchup’s total of 6 goals 45 times.
  • Pittsburgh has combined with its opponent to score more than 6 goals in 39 of 72 games this season.
  • These teams score 6.4 goals per game combined, 0.4 more than this game’s over/under.
  • These two teams concede a combined 5.7 goals per game, 0.3 fewer than this game’souting’s total.
  • The Rangers have put together a 40-17 record when favored on the moneyline this season.
  • This season the Penguins have won 11 of the 29 games, or 37.9%, in which they’ve been an underdog.

Rangers Stats & Insights

  • The Rangers’ 254 goals this season make them the sixth-best scoring team in the league.
  • The Rangers have given up the sixth-fewest goals in NHL play this season, 203 (2.7 per game).
  • The squad has the league’s seventh-best goal differential at +51 this season.
  • The Rangers shoot 11.1% as a team, ranked sixth-best in the league.
  • The Rangers have shut out opponents five times. As a team, they are averaging 19.8 hits and 16.2 blocked shots per game this season.
  • Over the last 10 contests, the Rangers have gone 8-2-0 (90.0% of possible points).
  • They have totaled 42 goals during that time.
  • Over on the defensive end, the Rangers have allowed 3.1 goals per game (31 total) in those 10 outings.

Penguins Stats & Insights

  • The Penguins’ 213 total goals (2.9 per game) rank 24th in the league.
  • The Penguins’ 217 total goals conceded (3.0 per game) rank 11th in the league.
  • They have a -4 goal differential, which ranks 16th in the league.
  • The Penguins’ collective 8.8% shooting percentage ranks 29th in the league.
  • The Penguins have eight shutout wins this season.
  • Over the last 10 games, the Penguins have secured 55.0% of the possible points with a 4-3-3 record.
  • They have totaled 35 goals over that time.
  • Defensively, the Penguins have given up 34 goals (3.4 per game) in those 10 outings.

Rangers Key Players to Watch

  • Artemi Panarin is one of New York’s top contributors with 105 points. He has 44 goals and 61 assists this season.
  • Vincent Trocheck has 25 goals and 50 assists to total 75 points (one per game).
  • Igor Shesterkin has a record of 32-15-2. He has allowed 128 goals (2.63 goals against average) and racked up 1322 saves.

Rangers Player Props

  • Artemi Panarin Points Prop: 1.50 (Over Odds: +130, Under Odds: -166)
  • Artemi Panarin Assists Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: -180, Under Odds: +140)
  • Vincent Trocheck Points Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: -180, Under Odds: +140)
  • Vincent Trocheck Assists Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: +110, Under Odds: -140)
  • Chris Kreider Points Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: -150, Under Odds: +120)
  • Chris Kreider Assists Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: +160, Under Odds: -210)

Penguins Key Players to Watch

  • Sidney Crosby is among the top options on offense for Pittsburgh, with 79 points this season. He has recorded 35 goals and 44 assists in 73 games.
  • Evgeni Malkin’s 56 points this season, including 21 goals and 35 assists, make him one of the top offensive threats for Pittsburgh.
  • Tristan Jarry has a record of 19-24-5 in 50 games this season, conceding 131 goals (2.9 goals against average) with 1227 saves and a .903 save percentage, 38th in the league.

Penguins Player Props

  • Erik Karlsson Points Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: -120)
  • Erik Karlsson Assists Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: +105)
  • Sidney Crosby Points Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: -215)
  • Sidney Crosby Assists Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: -105)
  • Evgeni Malkin Points Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: -115)
  • Evgeni Malkin Assists Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: +160)

Rangers vs. Penguins Injuries

  • Rangers: Filip Chytil: Upper Body (Out For Season), Blake Wheeler: Lower Body (Out For Season), Jacob Trouba: Lower Body (Out), Erik Gustafsson: Upper Body (Questionable)
  • Penguins: Jansen Harkins: Upper Body (Out), Matt Nieto: Knee (Out), Noel Acciari: Lower Body (Out), Ryan Graves: Concussion (Questionable)

Rangers vs. Penguins Prediction

  • Puck Line Pick:

    Rangers (-1.5)

  • Pick OU:

    Over (6)

  • Score Prediction:
    Rangers 4 – Penguins 2

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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