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NHL-playoffs-betting-prediction-pick-New York Islanders host Pittsburgh Penguins in hockey action

Pittsburgh PenguinsNew York Islanders
May 5, 12:00 PM | Nassau Coliseum

Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Islanders Odds

36-12-0TEAM RECORD24-17-7

NHL wagering interest swings to the New York vs Pittsburgh battle on Sunday at Nassau Coliseum as the Islanders try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Islanders are 24-17-7 so far on the season. The Penguins, meanwhile, are 36-12. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen New York go 26-21-1 and the Penguins go 23-24-1 on the totals.

View Pittsburgh vs NY Islanders Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Penguins listed earlier today as favorites of 148 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 2-rated Penguins taking on the No. 12-rated Islanders in this contest.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 2.9 goals per game, against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 10 at 2.5 goals allowed. The Islanders power play is averaging 19.9% while the Penguins defense kills off 79.6% of their penalties.

The Islanders were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Penguins. That made winners of bettors who got New York at +205 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing NY Islanders are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

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

A few Penguins at Islanders trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing NY Islanders
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Islanders
Pittsburgh is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games
NY Islanders are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the NY Islanders last 7 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
NY Islanders are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games
NY Islanders are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh at NY Islanders, Tuesday, May 7