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Pittsburgh PenguinsNew York Islanders
Dec 10, 7:00 PM | Nassau Coliseum

Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Islanders Odds

16-9-4TEAM RECORD9-11-6

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

New York battles the Penguins, currently with a 16-9-4 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 13-11-2 for the Islanders and 11-15-3 for the Penguins.

View Pittsburgh vs NY Islanders Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Islanders in this one will find them as +115 underdogs on the NHL money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Islanders at No. 29 and the Penguins at No. 2 heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 30-ranked offense (2.3 goals per game) against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 9 at 2.5 goals per game allowed. The Islanders powerplay has clicked at a 17.6% rate while the Penguins have a 88.3% rate on the penalty kill.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 3-2 loser on the road against the Flyers. Bettors on Philadelphia at -120 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

New York lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Blackhawks on December 8. Bettors who backed the Blackhawks at -159 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Ottawa are 7-3
After playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

New York Islanders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing New Jersey are 4-6
After playing Chicago are 3-3-2
After a loss are 4-6

A few Penguins at Islanders trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing NY Islanders
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games when playing NY Islanders
The total has gone OVER in 6 of the NY Islanders last 8 games at home
NY Islanders are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of the NY Islanders last 9 games when playing Pittsburgh
NY Islanders are 6-16 SU in their last 22 games

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Detroit, Tuesday, December 13
NY Islanders at Montreal, Tuesday, December 13

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