Penguins vs. Rangers Free Pick

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NEW YORK, NY (The Spread) – The first-place Rangers are in action tonight as they host the Penguins at 7:00PM ET in what could be a high-scoring contest.

ODDS: Oddsmakers have installed the Rangers as –138 money line favorites over the Penguins (+133), while the over/under total for this game is currently sitting at 5 goals. Pittsburgh enters the day with a 24-17-4 overall record and is 12-10-2 on the road, while New York is 29-11-4 at home and 14-4-2 at home.

LINE MOVEMENT: The Rangers opened as –144 money line favorites but their odds have dropped to –138, while the Penguins opened at +133 and are now +127 on the ML. The over/under total opened at 5 and remains at that number.

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PUBLIC BETTING: Of the 800-plus wagers placed on tonight’s game, 76% of NHL public bettors currently favor the Rangers. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.

NHL FREE PICK: Take the over. According to latest NHL trends, the over is 6-1 in the last seven meetings between these teams in New York and 4-1 in the last five meetings overall. The over is also 11-5-1 in the Rangers’ last 17 games versus the Atlantic and 3-0-1 in the Penguins’ last four games after allowing two goals or less in their previous contest.

THURSDAY NHL FREE PICK: PENGUINS/RANGERS OVER 5

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