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New York Islanders vs Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Matchup Report


Pittsburgh Penguins

New York Islanders
35-13-2 January 23, 2014, 07:30 PM | Nassau Coliseum 21-24-7



The visiting Penguins hope for a solid performance on Thursday as they look to steal a win at Nassau Coliseum against the New York Islanders.

The Penguins will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 35-13-2 this season, while the Islanders are 21-24-7. Pittsburgh is 24-22-4 on the totals; New York is 29-22-1.

View Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Islanders Odds and Stats.

The Penguins were listed as -142 favorites on the hockey moneyline earlier at Bovada. The total was set at 6 before betting started earlier on Thursday at BetOnline.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 8-rated Penguins taking on the No. 15-rated Islanders in this contest.

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Pittsburgh won its last outing, a 5-1 result against the Canadiens on January 22. Bettors who backed the Penguins at -190 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

New York won its last outing, a 5-3 result against the Rangers on January 21. Bettors who backed the Islanders at +170 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 13-ranked offense, averaging 2.83 goals per game, against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 4 at 2.42 goals allowed. The Islanders power play is averaging 18.93% while the Penguins defense kills off 88.16% of their penalties.

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Dallas, Saturday, January 25th
New York home to St. Louis, Saturday, January 25th