Rangers Vs Penguins: Game 1 NHL Playoffs First Round Betting Lines, Odds And Trends – May 3, 2022

Written By Staff on April 30, 2022

The New York Rangers are -145 on the moneyline to win in Game 1 of the NHL Playoffs First Round, while the Pittsburgh Penguins have +125 odds to come out on top when the teams meet on Tuesday. The total for this matchup has been set at 5.5.

The betting trends in the following article use the latest odds as of May 3, 2022 at 6:12 PM ET.

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Rangers Vs. Penguins Betting Odds

Rangers Vs. Penguins Player Props

Injury Report as of May 3

Rangers: Keith Kinkaid: Questionable (Upper Body), Sammy Blais: Out (Knee), Andrew Copp: Probable (Lower Body), Artemi Panarin: Probable (Upper Body), Tyler Motte: Out (Upper Body)

Penguins: Nathan Beaulieu: Out (Lower Body), Tristan Jarry: Out (Foot), Jason Zucker: Out (Lower Body)

Stat Rankings

Rangers Offense Stats (Rank) Penguins Defense
3.06 (16) Goals/Game 2.72 (5)
29.0 (28) Shots/Game 31.3 (14)
10.5% (9) Shooting % 8.7% (2)
8.6 (18) Giveaways/Game vs Takeaways/Game 7.9 (6)
Penguins Offense Stats (Rank) Rangers Defense
3.29 (11) Goals/Game 2.49 (2)
34.7 (6) Shots/Game 30.8 (11)
9.5% (18) Shooting % 8.1% (1)
7.8 (13) Giveaways/Game vs Takeaways/Game 7.6 (8)
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Rangers And Penguins Betting Trends

  • The Rangers have been a moneyline favorite 47 times this season, and have gone 34-13 in those games.
  • New York has a 22-8 record (winning 73.3% of its games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -145 or shorter.
  • The implied moneyline probability for this matchup gives the Rangers a 59.2% chance to win.
  • This season the Penguins have been an underdog 22 times, and won 10, or 45.5%, of those games.
  • Pittsburgh is 4-3 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +125 or more on the moneyline.
  • The implied probability of a win by the Penguins, based on the moneyline, is 44.4%.

Head to Head

The last time these two squads squared off, New York won 3-0. The Rangers were led by Dryden Hunt (one goal) and Frank Vatrano (one goal). Jeff Carter and Jake Guentzel were among the 24 Penguins skaters to score zero goals apiece.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Result
4/7/2022 Rangers Rangers -1.5 5.5 3-0 NYR
3/29/2022 Penguins Penguins -1.5 5.5 3-2 NYR
3/25/2022 Penguins Rangers -1.5 6.0 5-1 NYR
2/26/2022 Penguins Penguins -1.5 5.5 1-0 PIT

Rangers Leaders

  • One of New York’s top offensive players this season is Artemi Panarin, who has put up 96 points in 75 games.
  • Mika Zibanejad has 30 goals and 52 assists for New York to compile 82 total points (1.0 per game).
  • With 77 points through 81 games (52 goals and 25 assists), Chris Kreider has been an important part of New York’s offensive attack this season.
  • In the 53 games Igor Shesterkin has played this season, his save percentage is .935, the fourth-best in the league.

Penguins Leaders

  • Guentzel’s 40 goals and 44 assists in 76 games for Pittsburgh add up to 84 total points on the season.
  • Sidney Crosby has helped lead the attack for Pittsburgh this season with 31 goals and 53 assists.
  • Kris Letang’s 10 goals and 58 assists add up to 68 points this season.
  • Tristan Jarry is 29-16-4 on the season, giving up 138 goals (2.4 goals against average) and compiling 1573 saves with a .919 save percentage (10th-best in the league).

Predictions

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