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Islanders Have Been Ruing Matchups With the Penguins

Things have been all doom and gloom for the Islanders this year and they're not expected to brighten up against the 13-6-3 Penguins in Brooklyn tonight. The Isles' 18 points are good for last in the league and with the head coach chopping block already claiming its first victim, Jack Capuano could be next on the executioner's list.

SHARK BITES
  • The Penguins are 1-3 in their last 4 games as a road favorite.
  • The Islanders are 0-5 in their last 5 games at home against teams with winning records.
  • The Penguins’ last 4 games have all gone OVER as they’ve all had at least 7 goals.

The series between these teams has been fairly even over their last 10 meetings but the Pens have now taken four straight matchups with the Isles and are 2-0 against them this season. Pittsburgh has been in a bit of a funk lately but that shouldn’t be a problem tonight against the league’s worst team.

A bet to avoid tonight is the Penguins puckline. Pittsburgh has lost bettors the second-most money on the puckline this year and has gone just 1-6 against the spread in the last seven games. The inconsistency of the Pens is also a little concerning and I may be sticking to total betting in this one.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're going with the New York Islanders in this one, they were listed as moneyline underdogs of 118 on most NHL hockey betting menus (such as Bovada) early today for Wednesday's contest. The over-under total was at 5.5 earlier at Bet365.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 3.4-2.2 win for the Penguins on Wednesday. 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

The New York Islanders currently sport a record of 7-10-4. The Pittsburgh Penguins are 13-6-3. Betting totals have seen the Islanders post a 8-9-4 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Penguins have gone 12-6-4 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The New York Islanders sit at No. 21 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Pittsburgh Penguins sit at a No. 14 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the New York Islanders No. 22-ranked offense (2.43 goals per game) against a Pittsburgh Penguins defense that ranks No. 22 at 2.95 goals per game allowed. The Islanders powerplay has clicked at a 13.11% rate while the Penguins have a 77.22% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Penguins were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Devils. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -231 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

In their last action, New York was a 2-1 winner at home against the Flames. Bettors on New York at -155 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing NY Islanders
  • NY Islanders is 8-17 ATS in its last 25 games
  • NY Islanders is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • NY Islanders is 4-16 ATS in its last 20 games at home
  • NY Islanders is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh home to Dallas, Thursday, December 1st
New York at Washington, Thursday, December 1st

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