Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Rangers Prediction, 4/7/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Rangers
Date: Thursday, April 7, 2022
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Penguins (+100) Rangers (-118)
The Pittsburgh Penguins (41-20-10) are traveling to Madison Square Garden on Thursday where they will try to beat the New York Rangers (45-20-6). The odds on this game have Pittsburgh at +100 while New York is coming in at -118. The total is 6.
The Pittsburgh Penguins will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 6-4 defeat to the Avalanche in their last game. Pittsburgh accumulated 4 mins in the box in this game. Moreover, they had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to score. The Penguins had a good offensive performance in the loss. In the matchup, they tallied a score on 4 out of the 45 shots they put on net.
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Pittsburgh Penguins opponents have totaled 176 power play tries (31st in the league) and have come away with 25 goals in those chances. The Penguins have had 2,169 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .913. Pittsburgh has tried 2,466 shots and has a shot percentage of 9.5%. When at even strength, the Penguins have allowed 163 goals while scoring 186 themselves. Pittsburgh has compiled 220 power play chances and they have tallied 48 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 21.82%. For the season, they sit with 92 points and their points percentage is sitting at .648. In the matter of scoring goals, the Pittsburgh Penguins have racked up 234 goals (8th in pro hockey) for the season and have given up 188.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Tristan Jarry. Jarry has taken the ice for 156 contests during his NHL career. He has amassed a mark of 92-45-13 and he started in 148 games. The opposition has been able to score 380 goals against Jarry in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.56. Jarry has seen 4,465 shots against him and has recorded 4,085 total saves. He has a save percentage of .915 for his 8,893 mins between the pipes. Throughout his time in hockey, Jarry has 91 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .615.
In their last contest, New York went up against the Devils in a game where the Rangers ended up with the win by a mark of 3-1. They had 3 power play attempts in this matchup and converted 2 goals out of those tries. The Rangers tallied 3 goals of the 17 shots on goal they took.
The Rangers have earned 162 goals at even strength and 51 goals (7th in hockey) while having a power play advantage. New York has attempted 2,052 shots (26th in the NHL) and has a shot percentage of 10.38%, while allowing the opposition 2,213 shots. For the season, the New York Rangers have earned a total of 213 goals, 96 points, as well as a points percentage of .676. They have a tally of 190 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 26.84%. They have a penalty kill rate of 81.28% on their opponents 203 power play chances, and their save percentage sits at 91.7%. They have allowed 183 goals to be scored by of a combination of 145 goals at even strength and 38 goals while they had less men on the ice.
For the opposition you are likely to see Igor Shesterkin protecting the net. His opposition is averaging 2.37 goals per contest and he has given up 207 goals in total. Shesterkin's percentage of quality starts is 70.5% and he has 62 quality starting assignments in his career. He has been a starter 88 games and has played for a total of 5,249 mins. Shesterkin has a career record of 58-26-7 and has been in net for 93 games. He has accrued 2,628 saves out of 2,835 shots attempted, which gives him a save % of .927.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (+100)
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