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Isles Are on a Horrendous Run Against Winning Teams

The Penguins will look for some redemption tonight after getting embarrassed by the Capitals on national TV on Wednesday. Their matchup against the Islanders tonight should be a much more winnable game for the Pens and as we’ve seen since Mike Sullivan took over, they don’t lose back-to-back games very often.

SHARK BITES
  • The Isles are 0-6 on the ML and PL in their last 6 games against teams with winning records.
  • The Penguins are 9-1 in their last 10 games on the road after losing their most recent road game.
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of the Penguins' last 8 games with a closing total of 5.5 or more.

So, how many times have the Penguins lost consecutive regular season games since Sullivan took over as bench boss? It’s actually happened just twice since January, with the last occurrence happening early this season before the Pens had Sidney Crosby in the lineup.

The Islanders have been on an abysmal run of late, dropping three straight games and eight of their last 10. They definitely have easier games on the schedule and the Pens are not what I’d call slump busters.

New York has given up 3.7 goals per game in its last seven while scoring just 1.86 goals per game over that span. The last time these teams met this season, the Pens came away with a 4-2 win in Pittsburgh and I think a similar projection for tonight is appropriate.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're backing the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins in this one, they Penguins listed earlier today as favorites of -145 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Those over/under total betting saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.2-1.5 win for the Penguins on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Islanders Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the New York Islanders are 5-8-3 overall while the Pittsburgh Penguins are 10-4-2. As for the totals, New York is 7-7-2 on the OU, and Pittsburgh is 8-4-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 28-ranked New York Islanders and the No. 9-rated Pittsburgh Penguins in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits New York's No. 20-ranked offense, averaging 2.5 goals per game, against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 21 at 2.88 goals allowed. The Islanders power play is averaging 10.64% while the Penguins defense kills off 80.95% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh was a 7-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Capitals. They lost as -114 underdogs, while the total score of 8 made winners of OVER bettors.

New York was a 4-0 loser in its last match at home against the Lightning. They lost as favorites, while the total score of 4 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games
  • Pittsburgh is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • NY Islanders is 5-15 ATS in its last 20 games
  • NY Islanders is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • NY Islanders is 3-15 ATS in its last 18 games at home
  • NY Islanders is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Buffalo, Saturday, November 19th
New York at Anaheim, Tuesday, November 22nd

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