|NHL Rangers vs. Penguins Picks & Predictions for January 3, 2014|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Friday, 03 January 2014 16:28|
Rangers vs. Penguins Free Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Penguins are -157 money line favorites over the Rangers while the over/under total is currently sitting at 5.5 goals. New York enters play with a 20-19-2 overall record and is 12-9-0 on the road this year, while Pittsburgh is 29-12-1 overall and 17-3-0 at home.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Penguins opened as -160 money line favorites but their odds have dropped to -157 at most sports books. As for the Rangers, their odds opened at +147 and now the line for New York sits at +145.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers that have currently been placed on this game, 79% of bettors favor the Penguins. This information is subject to change, however, so click on the link provided for the most updated public betting stats.
NHL FREE PICK: Take Pittsburgh. According to latest NHL trends, the home team is 4-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams while the Rangers are 7-19 in their last 26 games in Pittsburgh and 2-9 in their last 11 games overall versus New York. The Pens are also 8-1 in their last nine games versus Metropolitan, 40-11 in their last 51 home games and 60-24 in their last 84 games overall. The Rangers, meanwhile, are 2-6 in their last eight games following a win, 0-7 in their last seven games versus Metropolitan opponents and 1-5 in their last six games after allowing two goals or less in their previous contest.
FRIDAY NHL FREE PICK: PITTSBURGH PENGUINS -157