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NHL Game Preview - Islanders underdogs vs Penguins at Pittsburgh

New York IslandersPittsburgh Penguins
March 10, 7:00 PM | Consol Energy Centre

New York Islanders vs Pittsburgh Penguins Odds

11-11-3TEAM RECORD17-8-0

Consol Energy Centre hosts an NHL battle between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the visiting New York Islanders on Sunday.

The Penguins sport records of 17-8 heading into this matchup, while the Islanders sit at 11-11-3 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 16-9 for the Penguins and 15-10 for the Islanders.

View NY Islanders vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Penguins as -205 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:
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Penguins at No. 3 and the Islanders at No. 8 heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh's No. 1-ranked offense (3.6 goals per game) against a Islanders defense that ranks No. 28 at 3.3 goals per game allowed. The Penguins powerplay has clicked at a 24.7% rate while the Islanders have a 81.6% rate on the penalty kill.

New York won its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Capitals on March 9. Bettors who backed the Islanders at -118 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

The Penguins were a 5-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Maple Leafs. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -153 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

New York Islanders Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing New Jersey are 3-7
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing Toronto are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

A few Islanders at Penguins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the NY Islanders last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
NY Islanders are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the NY Islanders last 7 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
NY Islanders are 6-16 SU in their last 22 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 13-2 SU in their last 15 games when playing at home against NY Islanders
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
NY Islanders at Tampa Bay, Thursday, March 14
Pittsburgh home to Boston, Tuesday, March 12