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Islanders open as moneyline underdog vs Penguins


New York Islanders

Pittsburgh Penguins
3-3-3 October 25, 2013, 07:00 PM | Consol Energy Centre 7-2-0



The hockey wagering menu sees a clash between Pittsburgh and New York on Friday, with the host Penguins trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The Penguins sport a record of 7-2-0 heading into this matchup, while the Islanders sit at 3-3-3 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 4-5 for the Penguins and 5-3-1 for the Islanders.

View New York Islanders vs Pittsburgh Penguins Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Penguins as -200 Favorite earlier today. The over under opened at 5.5 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 3-ranked Penguins and the No. 6-rated Islanders in this matchup.

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Last time out for New York, they were a 5-4 loser as they battled the Canucks at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Canucks at -113 were rewarded, while the 9 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

The Penguins were a 1-0 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Avalanche. That made winners of bettors who got Colorado at +160 on the moneyline, while the total score (1) was good news for UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 4-ranked offense, averaging 3.44 goals per game, against a Islanders defense that ranks No. 23 at 3.11 goals allowed. The Penguins power play is averaging 21.88% while the Islanders defense kills off 84% of their penalties.

A few Islanders at Penguins trends to consider:
NY Islanders is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
NY Islanders is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
NY Islanders is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Islanders's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games at home
Pittsburgh is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing NY Islanders


Next up:
New York at Philadelphia, Saturday, October 26th
Pittsburgh at Toronto, Saturday, October 26th