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Islanders face Pittsburgh Penguins: NHL odds preview and stats

New York IslandersPittsburgh Penguins
March 30, 1:00 PM | Consol Energy Centre

New York Islanders vs Pittsburgh Penguins Odds

16-15-3TEAM RECORD27-8-0

New York pays a visit to Pittsburgh on Saturday, hoping to shut down the Penguins bats in hockey action at Consol Energy Centre.

This season the Penguins are 27-8 overall while the Islanders are 16-15-3. As for the totals, Pittsburgh is 17-17-1 on the OU, and New York is 20-13-1.

View NY Islanders vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Penguins as -231 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Penguins, most recently No. 2 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Islanders, who rate a No. 13 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh's No. 1-ranked offense (3.5 goals per game) against a Islanders defense that ranks No. 27 at 3.2 goals per game allowed. The Penguins powerplay has clicked at a 23.8% rate while the Islanders have a 79.6% rate on the penalty kill.

The Islanders were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Flyers. That made winners of bettors who got New York at +115 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 4-0 winner as they battled the Jets at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Penguins at -200 were rewarded, while the 4 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

New York Islanders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing New Jersey are 3-7
After playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing Winnipeg are 8-2
After a win are 10-0

A few Islanders at Penguins trends to consider:
NY Islanders are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the NY Islanders last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
NY Islanders are 5-15 SU in their last 20 games when playing Pittsburgh
NY Islanders are 2-14 SU in their last 16 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games

Next up:
NY Islanders at New Jersey, Monday, April 1
Pittsburgh home to Buffalo, Tuesday, April 2