Islanders at Penguins 12/7/17 - NHL Picks & Predictions
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NY Islanders vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
NHL: 7:00 PM EST
Dec. 07, 2017
Latest Odds : PIT -140 Total 6.5
The Islanders and the Penguins are definitely familiar with each other. However, these are a couple of teams that have had some bitter struggles as of late, well for the Penguins it has been a slightly harder pill to swallow than the Islanders. The pill is so hard for the Penguins to swallow because of how poorly they have been playing as of late and that has a lot of the fans wondering and even the experts if the Penguins can three-peat this season.
The Islanders on the year have managed to score at a clip of 3.7 goals a game. That is a good thing because the struggles for the Islanders have come from the defensive side of the puck that is giving up 3.3 goals a game on the year.
For the Penguins the struggles have been on both sides of the puck this year. The Penguins have only managed to get a total of 3 goals a game, which is decent, but the defense has struggled quite a bit by giving up 3.2 goals a game.
Recent Betting Trends:
Islanders are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest.
Penguins are 7-3 in their last 10 Thursday games.
Over is 18-7-1 in Islanders last 26 overall.
Over is 5-1-1 in Penguins last 7 overall.
Free Betting Pick: New York Islanders +130
The Islanders offense will sniff out the blood of the Penguins defense and exploit it here. The Penguins offense will put up a decent fight, but not enough to balance out the score sheet. The Islanders win this game 3-2.