Scoring has been a bit of an issue for the Penguins in their opening seven games but with their Captain now back in the lineup, we can expect their goals per game numbers to only go up. This now complete Pens’ squad will host the 3-4-0 Islanders tonight as Pittsburgh looks to regain the lead in the Metropolitan Division.
- The total has gone UNDER in the Islanders’ last 3 games against the Penguins.
- The Islanders are 1-6 on the moneyline and puckline in their last 7 games against teams with winning records.
- Sidney Crosby has 94 points in just 54 career games against the Islanders.
Pittsburgh is currently one of two teams that has played seven or more games and still has under 10 goals. Their 1.63 goals per game is better than just four teams in the league despite Pitty being one of highest volume shooting teams. The addition of Crosby back in the lineup should create more movement in the offensive end will definitely give the Penguins some better quality chances.
The Pens were the fourth-highest scoring team in the league just a year ago and their roster is virtually identical of that which won the 2015-16 Stanley Cup. It’s only a matter of time before Pittsburgh has an offensive explosion and they could do it tonight against an isles team that has given up 2.83 goals so far this season and that’s on the second half of a back-to-back.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
If you’re backing the visiting New York Islanders in this one, they Islanders listed earlier today as underdogs of 145 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Those over/under total betting saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.
Odds – Shark
prediction models pick the Islanders to win this game 3.4-2.2. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
New York Islanders vs Pittsburgh Penguins Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
4-2-1 Pittsburgh battles the Islanders, currently with a 3-4-0 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 2-2-3 for the Penguins and 2-4-1 for the Islanders. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs New York injuries news.
According to new NHL Power Rankings here at Odds – Shark
, it’s the No. 1-ranked Pittsburgh Penguins and the No. 28-rated New York Islanders in this matchup.
The game also pits Pittsburgh’s No. 27-ranked offense, averaging 2.29 goals per game, against a Islanders defense that ranks No. 15 at 2.86 goals allowed. The Penguins power play is averaging 22.22% while the Islanders defense kills off 91.3% of their penalties.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
New York was a 3-2 loser in its last match at home against the Canadiens. They lost as favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of PUSH bettors.
The Penguins were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Panthers. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -157 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for OVER bettors.
- NY Islanders is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games
- NY Islanders is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Islanders’s last 6 games
- NY Islanders is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
- Pittsburgh is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
- Pittsburgh is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
- Pittsburgh is 2-11 ATS in its last 13 games at home
- Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
New York home to Toronto, Sunday, October 30th
Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, Saturday, October 29th