Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Rangers Prediction, 5/5/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Rangers
Date: Thursday, May 5, 2022
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Penguins (+106) Rangers (-128)
The Pittsburgh Penguins are headed to Madison Square Garden on Thursday where they will take on the New York Rangers. The moneyline on this contest has the Penguins at +106 while the Rangers are sitting at -128. The over/under is 6.
The Pittsburgh Penguins were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4-3 win against the Rangers in Game 1. The Penguins had a solid offensive outing and it was apparent in the win. In the game, they earned a goal on 4 out of the 83 shots they tried. In addition, they had 4 power play tries and were able to notch 1 goal. Pittsburgh accrued 8 penalty minutes in this game.
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The Penguins have had 2,576 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .914. At even strength, the Penguins have surrendered 191 goals while having 219 themselves. Pittsburgh Penguins opponents have 207 power play opportunities (31st in professional hockey) and have tallied 31 goals in those chances. For the season, they have recorded 101 points and their points percentage sits at .623. Pittsburgh has taken 2,849 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.4%. In terms of their goal scoring prowess, the Pittsburgh Penguins have earned 269 goals (11th in the NHL) for the season and have given up 222. Pittsburgh steps onto the ice with 245 power play opportunities and they have tallied 50 goals out of those chances, garnering them a rate of 20.41%.
The man in goal for this game is Casey DeSmith. For his professional hockey career, DeSmith has earned 46 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .561. His save percentage is .915 in his 5,194 mins played. DeSmith has had 2,728 shot attempts against him and has recorded 2,497 saves. Opponents have notched 231 goals against DeSmith in his pro hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.67. He has accumulated an overall record of 43-28-11 and he started in 82 games. DeSmith has participated in 96 games over the course of his hockey career.
In Game 1 the Rangers notched 3 goals out of the 68 shots on goal they pursued. They had 1 power play chance in this matchup and recorded 1 goal on that chance.
New York has taken 2,392 shots (28th in pro hockey) and has a shot percentage of 10.45%, while allowing the opposition 2,528 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 82.35% on their oppositions 221 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently comes in at 91.9%. They have a total of 216 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 25.46%. The Rangers have earned 195 goals at even strength and 55 goals (9th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 204 goals to be scored by of a combination of 165 goals at even strength and 39 goals while they were shorthanded. During this campaign, the New York Rangers have tallied 250 goals, 108 points, and a points percentage of .667.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Igor Shesterkin defending the net. Shesterkin has a lifetime mark of 62-29-7 and has participated in 100 games. Shesterkin's rate of quality starts is 70.5% and he has 67 quality starts in his pro hockey career. He has accounted for 2,815 saves out of 3,033 shots taken, which gives him a percentage of .928. His opposition is averaging 2.31 goals per game and he has yielded 218 goals overall. He got the starting nod in 95 contests and has played for a total of 5,662 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (+106)
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