Rangers vs. Penguins Game 1 Pick
Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals between the New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins could be a defensive struggle tonight at 8:00PM ET.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Penguins are -175 money line favorites versus the Rangers, who are +155 money line underdogs to pull off the upset in Game 1. As for the total, the number currently sits at 5 goals.
Henrik Lundqvist, who left Monday's practice early with an illness, says to be feeling fine. He'll be between the pipes tonight for the Rangers after posting a 2.48 GAA and a .920 save percentage in 65 games this season.
On the other side, the under has cashed in four of the Penguins' last five Conference Quarterfinals games and with Marc-Andre Fluery the first goalie off the ice following the team's morning skate, Pittsburgh should have its starting goaltender. Fleury is still a game-time decision but there's a good chance he'll play tonight.
NHL PICKS: The under is 5-1 in the Rangers' last six Conference Quarterfinals games and 18-7-10 in their last 35 games playing on three or more days rest. The under is also 3-0-1 in the last four meetings between these two teams in Pittsburgh and 4-1-2 in the last seven meetings between these two teams overall.
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