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Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New York Rangers

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Wednesday when the Pittsburgh Penguins and the New York Rangers meet at Madison Square Garden.

Oddsmakers opened the Penguins as -200-moneyline favorites versus the Rangers, while the game's total opened at 6.

The Rangers were a 6-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Hurricanes. That made winners of bettors who got New York at +122 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 3-1 winner at home against the Stars. Bettors on Pittsburgh at -140 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Team record: 40-26-4 SU
Pittsburgh is 15-8 ATS in its last 23 games
Pittsburgh is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

New York:
Team record: 31-32-7 SU
NY Rangers is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
NY Rangers is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games
NY Rangers is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Montreal Thursday, March 15
New York at St. Louis Saturday, March 17