Penguins vs New York Islanders NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Penguins vs New York Islanders Prediction 4/17/2024

The Pittsburgh Penguins (38-31-12) travel to face off against the New York Islanders (38-27-16) on Wednesday, April 17th. This game will be played at UBS Arena in Elmont and televised on TNT. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.

Penguins vs Islanders

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The Pittsburgh Penguins Are Coming Off A Win

Heading into the final game of the season, the Penguins sit 10th in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 38-31-12. In the Metropolitan Division, Pittsburgh is in 5th place, and they have gone 13-12 against division opponents this season. On the road, the Penguins have a record of 15-17-8, and they have been favored in 47 of their 81 games.

Over their last ten games, the Penguins have gone 7-3, and they have won three straight games as the favorite. In the Eastern Conference, Pittsburgh has gone 23-26 this season, and they have gone 25-15-7 when favored. For the year, the Penguins have 88 points, and they have gone 3-2 over their last five games.

On the road this season, the Penguins have a puck line record of 20-20 and an average scoring margin of -.2 goals per game. So far, the team has 26 wins by multiple goals and 12 wins by just one goal.

Overall, Pittsburgh’s puck line record is 39-42, and they have gone 6-4 against the puck line in their last ten games. In their last three road games, the Penguins have gone 3-0 vs. the puck line.

In their previous game, the Penguins hosted the Predators and game away with a 4-2 win. Against the Predators, the Penguins’ offense scored in all three periods. Out of Pittsburgh’s four goals, one were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 38 shots on goal and had five giveaways.

Pittsburgh secured a win against the puck line, entering the game as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage. The game ended with 6 goals, resulting in a push on the over/under line.

The New York Islanders Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Islanders are 20-10-10 and have won four straight games. For the year, the Islanders have gone 38-27-16 and are in 7th place in the Eastern Conference, 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. In their last ten games, New York is 8-2, and they have won five straight games when favored.

Against Eastern Conference opponents, the Islanders have gone 24-25 this season. As the underdog, New York has gone 18-14-10 for the year.

As the underdog, the Islanders have a puck line record of 29-13 this season, including going 7-3 in their last 10 games. Overall, New York has a puck line mark of 41-40, and their average scoring margin for the year sits at -.2 goals per game.

So far, the Islanders have 20 wins by just one goal compared to 18 wins by multiple goals. In their last 10 home games, the team’s puck line record is 5-5, and their average scoring differential at home is -.1 goals per contest.

In their most recent matchup, the Islanders played against the Devils and won with a score of 4-1. Against the Devils, the Islanders’ offense scored in all three periods. Of New York’s four goals, one came while in power play. They ended the game with 19 shots on goal and had two giveaways.

New York secured a win against the puck line, entering the game as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage. Combining for 5 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 6.

Pittsburgh Offense Breakdown

On the offensive side, the Penguins are scoring an 3.1 goals per game this season, ranking 17th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 8th in the league. This season, the Penguins are 21-19 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 16-11 record.

The Penguins come in with an over/under record of 35-40-6. Over the season, there have been 46 games that have surpassed the 5.5 over/under line. Their games, on average, are at 6.1 goals per game.

Islanders Offense Breakdown

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The Islanders come into the game scoring an average of 3 goals per game, putting them 23rd in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 18th in the league. New York’s offense comes into the game ranked 22nd in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 8th in the NHL.

So far, the Islanders have an over/under record of 41-35-5. Coming into the game, they have played 47 games that went beyond the 5.5 over/under line. Their games, on average, had 6.2 goals per game.

Pittsburgh Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Penguins head into the game ranked 15th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.1 shots per game against Pittsburgh. So far, they are 4th in shutouts, achieving 7 shutouts.

New York Team Defense

Defensively, the Islanders come into the season ranked 4th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 32.4 shots per game against New York. For the season, they are ranked 16th in shutouts, coming in with 5 shutouts.

Penguins vs Islanders Trends

  • When looking at their past five road matchups, Pittsburgh has an puck line record of 4-1 while averaging 4 per game. The team went 3-2 overall in these games.
  • The Islanders are 2-1 puck line in their last three home games and 3-0 straight-up.
  • New York has done well both straight up and vs the puck line when favored to win the game, going 3-2 SU and 3-2 puck line in their last five games.
  • In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Penguins have a strong straight up record of 3-0. In addition, their puck line record was 2-1 in these scenarios.

Penguins vs Islanders Prediction

When making a moneyline pick, my choice is the Penguins to come out with a win against the Islanders while playing on the road. Considering the moneyline odds at -124, I’m placing my bet on the Penguins to win outright.

My recommended pick for the puck line is to take the Islanders to cover. Even if the Penguins win straight-up, this one should be close throughout and the Islanders should cover the puck line.

When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 5.5 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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