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Isles Go for Fourth-Straight Win Tuesday

Pittsburgh Penguins New York Islanders NHL

With both of the Tampa Bay Lightning’s and Anaheim Ducks’ winning streaks ending Monday night, two teams currently have the distinction of owning the NHL’s longest winning streak at three games. The New York Islanders are one of those teams (St. Louis Blues are the other) and will look to extend that to four games when they host the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night.

Shark Bites
  • The Islanders are 5-1 SU in their last six games as favorites.
  • The Penguins are 1-6 SU in their last seven games as road underdogs.
  • The total has gone OVER in seven of the Penguins’ last 10 games.

Online shop Bovada is currently offering the Islanders at -130 in moneyline markets while the Penguins are at EVEN odds. The total is tabbed at 5.5 with OVER priced at +110 and UNDER 5.5 at -140.

The Islanders’ modest winning streak came in the final three games of a seven-game road trip. The road trip was one that the Isles dominated, however, as they won six of those seven contests and head into Tuesday’s meeting with the Penguins three points ahead of their Metropolitan Division rivals with two games in hand.

The Penguins are coming off a 6-1 thrashing of the New Jersey Devils Sunday, but winning back-to-back games has not been a strong point for the team recently. They have gone just 1-6 SU in their last seven games following a win in their previous effort.

Pittsburgh won the only other meeting with the Isles this season by a score of 5-2 back on January 2. That has gone against recent trends, however, as the Islanders won four of the final five meetings with the Pens last season.

Even though they were wildly successful on their road trip, the Isles will no doubt be happy to return home. During the stretch run, they’ll be keen on keeping the Pens at arm’s length behind them and that goal continues in Brooklyn tonight.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Pittsburgh Penguins were listed as 111 underdogs on the NHL hockey moneyline earlier at Bet365. The over under total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Tuesday at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.5-1.9 result in favor of the Penguins. 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 36-20-7. The Pittsburgh Penguins are 34-23-8. Betting totals have seen the Islanders post a 25-33-5 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Penguins have gone 27-26-12 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

This game puts the New York Islanders, most recently No. 4 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Pittsburgh Penguins, who rate a No. 11 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits New York's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 2.92 goals per game, against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.55 goals allowed. The Islanders power play is averaging 19.02% while the Penguins defense kills off 84% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh was a 6-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Devils. They won as -149 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

New York won its last outing, a 6-4 result against the Rangers on March 06. Bettors who backed the Islanders at +111 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 10 games
  • Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing NY Islanders
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Pittsburgh's last 15 games when playing NY Islanders
  • NY Islanders is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Islanders's last 9 games
  • NY Islanders is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Islanders's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Columbus, Friday, March 11th
New York at Toronto, Wednesday, March 9th