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Pittsburgh Penguins

New York Islanders
18-9-1 December 03, 2013, 07:00 PM | Nassau Coliseum 8-15-4



The Islanders get a visit from the Pittsburgh Penguins in hockey action on Tuesday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

New York battles the Penguins, currently with a 18-9-1 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 15-11-1 for the Islanders and 11-15-2 for the Penguins.

View Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Islanders Odds and Stats.

Hockey odds makers at 5Dimes opened the Islanders as 138 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5 at BetOnline.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 23-ranked Islanders and the No. 2-rated Penguins in this matchup.

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Pittsburgh won its last outing, a 5-1 result against the Panthers on November 30. Bettors who backed the Penguins at -140 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

New York lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Capitals on November 30. Bettors who backed the Capitals at -106 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 18-ranked offense, averaging 2.67 goals per game, against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 5 at 2.29 goals allowed. The Islanders power play is averaging 16.3% while the Penguins defense kills off 85.19% of their penalties.

A few Penguins at Islanders trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing NY Islanders
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing NY Islanders
NY Islanders is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
NY Islanders is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of NY Islanders's last 8 games at home
NY Islanders is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games when playing Pittsburgh


Next up:
Pittsburgh home to San Jose, Thursday, December 5th
New York at St. Louis, Thursday, December 5th

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