Penguins vs. Rangers Series Odds
LAS VEGAS, NV (TheSpread) – The New York Rangers could have their hands full with the Pittsburgh Penguins in the opening round of the NHL Playoffs.
The Rangers have the top seed in the Eastern Conference and the Metropolitan Region of the NHL Playoffs. New York was 53-22-7 on the season, finishing with 113 points. The Penguins are the fourth seed in this region after going 43-27-12 on the year, finishing with 98 points. New York will have the home-ice advantage in the series.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Rangers are the clear favorite to win this series, as they are getting odds of -235 to win, while the Penguins have a money line of +190 to prevail. Game 1 of the series will be held on Thursday at 7PM ET.
These two met four times during the season and the Rangers picked up a win in three of the four meetings. The home team also won three of the four meetings. In the four games, New York finished with a total of 16 goals while the Penguins had just 8 goals. The Rangers have now won six of their last seven meetings with Pittsburgh and the two have hit the under in four of their last six meetings.