Rangers vs Pittsburgh: prediction for the NHL game
The Rangers and the Penguins square off in the NHL on Saturday night. What to expect from this game? Look out for our prediction below.
New York Rangers
The Rangers are gradually getting back on track and have already climbed to the fifth spot in the Eastern Conference. After all the changes made to the team's lineup, the Cops needed time to their team form, and in four of their previous five matches, they won. After a loss at Pittsburgh (2-3), Gerard Gallant's charges defeated the Capitals (5-3) and the Penguins (4-2) at home.
Pittsburgh are trailing their opponent by ten points. It is worth noting that the team rarely suffers regulation time defeats, but they usually win outside regulation or by just one goal margin. Mike Sullivan's team struggles to improve their defensive play, and the Penguins continue to allow three to four goals per game. Their worst periods are the first and third ones, but during the second period, the team often gains advantage.
Ставка Pittsburgh IT over 2.5 goals
In 3 out of 5 games against the Cops, the Pens scored more than 2 goals.
Ставка 1st period: total over 1.5 goals
In 3 out of 5 games between the clubs, the first period was productive.
The teams are on equal footing, but due to home advantage, the Rangers are considered favorites. However, we believe that the Penguins will be able to get back at the Cops for their recent loss. At the very least, the Pens shouldn't lsoe by a wide margin.
Our prediction - Asian handicap (+1) to Pittsburgh
We expect the Pens to score at least three goals in the upcoming game. The team plays on collision courses and usually deliver three or four goals per game.
Second bet - Pittsburgh IT over 2.5 goals