Islanders face Pittsburgh Penguins: NHL odds preview and stats
New York Islanders vs Pittsburgh Penguins Odds
New York pays a visit to Pittsburgh on Saturday, hoping to shut down the Penguins bats in hockey action at Consol Energy Centre.
This season the Penguins are 27-8 overall while the Islanders are 16-15-3. As for the totals, Pittsburgh is 17-17-1 on the OU, and New York is 20-13-1.
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Penguins as -231 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.
This game puts the Penguins, most recently No. 2 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Islanders, who rate a No. 13 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh's No. 1-ranked offense (3.5 goals per game) against a Islanders defense that ranks No. 27 at 3.2 goals per game allowed. The Penguins powerplay has clicked at a 23.8% rate while the Islanders have a 79.6% rate on the penalty kill.
The Islanders were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Flyers. That made winners of bettors who got New York at +115 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.
Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 4-0 winner as they battled the Jets at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Penguins at -200 were rewarded, while the 4 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
New York Islanders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing New Jersey are 3-7
After playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After a win are 5-5
Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing Winnipeg are 8-2
After a win are 10-0
A few Islanders at Penguins trends to consider:
NY Islanders are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the NY Islanders last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
NY Islanders are 5-15 SU in their last 20 games when playing Pittsburgh
NY Islanders are 2-14 SU in their last 16 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games
NY Islanders at New Jersey, Monday, April 1
Pittsburgh home to Buffalo, Tuesday, April 2