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Islanders Best Bet vs Penguins in NHL Picks

Even with Pittsburgh suffering just one regulation loss over the last 10 games, the Penguins were eliminated from playoff contention after Washington’s win on Tuesday. The Penguins are still favored by the NHL betting line to end the regular season with a win despite having a losing record on the road.

Pittsburgh can clinch the season series with a win or an overtime loss after winning twice in less than a week in late December. The Islanders won the most recent meeting on an overtime goal by Adam Pelech on Feb. 20. Just one of the last nine games between the teams have finished under the total.

Islanders Best Bet vs Penguins in NHL Picks
Islanders Best Bet vs Penguins in NHL Picks

The Islanders have -225 odds to cover the 1½-goal spread in the Vegas NHL odds while the Penguins at +185 on the puck line.

When looking at Stanley Cup odds, New York is 15th at +6000 for the best odds to win the Stanley Cup. Pittsburgh will miss the playoffs in back-to-back seasons for the first time in 19 years.

Keep on reading for more on the matchup between the Penguins and the Islanders.


Penguins vs Islanders Game Information

  • Game: Penguins (38-31-12) vs Islanders (38-27-16)
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, April 17, 7 p.m. ET
  • Location: UBS Arena, New York, NY
  • Penguins vs Islander Live Stream: NHL.com


The Islanders are 7-2-4 as a home underdog this season and have covered in 11 of those games. The Penguins are 8-7-4 as the road favorite but just 7-12 against the puck line.

Pittsburgh is priced at -130 to win the game outright. The Islanders have +110 odds to finish the regular season with their 21st home win of the season.


The Penguins and the Islanders meet on Wednesday, April 17, at UBS Arena in New York. You can watch the game on MSG Sportsnet, Sportsnet-Pittsburgh or ESPN+ at 7 pm ET.


Penguins vs Islanders Odds and Spreads


  • Seven of the last nine games between the Penguins and Islanders went over the total.
  • The total went over in five of the last six games when the Islanders played host to the Penguins.
  • Pittsburgh is 22-22-6 as the favorite this season.
  • The Islanders are 18-23-10 when listed as the underdog.
  • The Islanders are just 17-23 against the Las Vegas odds at home.
  • Pittsburgh has seen 21 of its first 40 road games land under the total.
  • The total went over in six of the last nine games for the Penguins.
  • Four of the Islanders’ last five games went under the total.


Penguins vs Islanders Moneyline Pick: Islanders (+110)

The Islanders have won seven of the last eight games while Pittsburgh has won just three of its last 13 road games. That is something to consider when looking at the NHL odds tonight.

If Pittsburgh was playing to earn a spot in the playoffs, it might have been a wise bet to go with the Penguins, but rolling with the Islanders to win outright as home underdogs seems like the smarter choice.

Defenseman Ryan Graves, forwards Noel Acciari, and Matt Nieto are out for Pittsburgh.

Defenseman Noah Dobson is questionable for the Islanders while defenseman Scott Mayfield is out.



Penguins vs Islanders Over/Under Pick: Over 6

When looking at the NHL over/under predictions, keep in mind that The total has gone over in six of Pittsburgh’s last eight games against Eastern Conference teams.

Since March 13, Pittsburgh is second in the NHL in goals per game while the Islanders are one of five teams to score and allow fewer than three goals per game. While scoring against the Islanders is not easy, going with this game to land over six goals seems like the best way to proceed.



Penguins vs Islanders Player Prop Pick: Kyle Palmieri 2+ Points (+315)

New York’s Kyle Palmieri has back-to-back games with at least two points for the first time. Over the last six games, he has five goals and four assists so he seems to be heating up with the playoffs around the corner. He could be an enticing option to make it three straight multi-point games when making your player prop bets. It might even be worth looking at the +179 odds for Palmieri to score a goal and match his career high of 30 goals.



Penguins vs Islanders Prediction

Islanders 4, Penguins 2



Questions Of The Day

Which team has a better ATS record, the Penguins or the Islanders?

The Islanders are 41-40 against the spread this season compared to a 39-42 record for the Penguins.

: What is a good player prop option for the Pittsburgh Penguins on April 17?

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