The division rival Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Rangers are set to renew hostilities on Monday when they meet at Madison Square Garden.
Oddsmakers currently have the Rangers listed as 130-moneyline favorites versus the Penguins, while the game’s total is sitting at 5½.
Ruslan Fedotenko scored the only goal for Pittsburgh in a 6-1 loss to Florida on Saturday afternoon.
The Pens lost as -200 favorites, while the final score played OVER the posted total of 5.5.
The Rangers couldn’t crack the Capitals, losing 2-1 at the Verizon Center Saturday night.
Washington won as a -155 home favorite while the final score played under the 5.5-goal total.
Pittsburgh has lost 4 straight games.
New York: 23-14-3
Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing Florida are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5
New York most recently:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Florida are 6-4
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Rangers
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Pittsburgh’s last 22 games when playing NY Rangers
Pittsburgh is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 1-8 SU in their last 9 games when playing on the road against NY Rangers
NY Rangers are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the NY Rangers last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of the NY Rangers last 20 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of the NY Rangers last 22 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh home to Atlanta, Tuesday, January 6
NY Rangers home to Montreal, Wednesday, January 7