Nhl Hockey: Penguins At Rangers Odds – 7:00Pm Est

The Pittsburgh Penguins and the New York Rangers will both be trying to pick up a win on Thursday night at 7:00pm EST when they battle at Madison Square Garden in a game that can be seen on FOX PITT, MSG or Versus. NHL odds have the Penguins listed as 135-moneyline favorites against the Rangers while the game's total is sitting at 5.5 UNDER -125. Ruslan Fedotenko had a goal and an assist to lead the Penguins over the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 on Tuesday night. Pittsburgh won as -175 in hockey betting picks while the game played UNDER the 5.5-goal total at online sportsbooks.

The Penguins one by only one goal as the US Olympic hero, Ryan Miller of the Sabres, sat out still recuperating after a draining two weeks in Vancouver. The Olympic gold medal winner, Sidney Crosby also saw limited action only playing for 17.5 minutes in the win. "It's not bad, [despite] going on a long flight and getting here and getting right back in the swing of things," Crosby said after the game. "I'll try to manage my rest as we go along here, but I felt all right considering all that." Heading into tonight's game, the Penguins are 37-22-4 in NHL odds for the season, 6-4 when playing on Thursday and 4-6 after playing Buffalo. Bet the Penguins -135 favorites in hockey betting picks on the road against the Rangers with up to 155% in total bonuses and a 100% poker bonus.

Brandon Dubinsky's second period marker was the winner as the Rangers dumped the Ottawa Senators 4-1 on Tuesday night. New York cashed as +155 road underdogs in NHL odds while the game resulted in a PUSH on the 5-goal total set by sportsbooks. The Rangers netted 4 second period goals while Henrik Lundqvist made 24 saves to help New York and cruise to their third straight win. "I just thought we stayed with it," Rangers coach John Tortorella said after the game. "Even though we were down 1-0 -- the first shot goes in -- I thought we played a good first period. I thought we were pretty good through the neutral zone, our forechecking was coming, we give up an odd-man rush that cost us but we stayed with it and continued to just try to play a simple game. Bet the Rangers +115 underdogs at home in NHL hockey betting picks at online sportsbooks against the Penguins for tonight's game.

Heading into tonight's match-up, New York is 29-27-7 in NHL odds for the season, 3-7 when playing on Thursday and 5-5 after playing Ottawa. The Rangers are 9-3 straight up in their last 12 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh and 4-1 straight up in their last 5 games. The Penguins are 7-1 straight up in their last 8 games when playing New York. The total has gone UNDER in hockey betting picks for 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing on the road against the Rangers while the total has gone OVER in 5 of New York's last 7 games when playing the Penguins. Vegas odds at Hilton sportsbook have the Pittsburgh Penguins -130 favorites against the New York Rangers +120 with a total of 5.5 UNDER -120.

Bishop Whitmore is Editor in Chief of VegasSportsOdds.com and has been in the sports entertainment industry for the past 10 years consulting for various media outlets and sportsbooks. View daily sports reviews, poker strategies and casino rooms from Bishop Whitmore at VegasSportsOdds.com.

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