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NHL Picks: Bet on Penguins Against Visiting Islanders

Metropolitan Division teams will clash for the third time this season when the New York Islanders pay a visit to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday. Both teams will be trying to turn things around and raise their standing in the division, as both teams are in the bottom half of the Metro.

New York will be looking to put an end to its three-game skid while Pittsburgh has lost four of its last five. However, after the Penguins defeated the Islanders the first two times, NHL odds have them favored to do so once again on Tuesday.

NHL Picks: Bet on Penguins Against Visiting Islanders
NHL Picks: Bet on Penguins Against Visiting Islanders


Islanders vs Penguins Game Information

  1. Game: Islanders (2-18-14) vs Penguins (24-21-7)
  2. Location: PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, PA
  3. Day/Time: Tuesday, Feb. 20, 7 p.m. ET
  4. Islanders vs Penguins Live Stream: NHL.com


The New York Islanders visit the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at PPG Paints Arena. NHL betting lines favor the Penguins at home, with the sportsbook setting the total at 5½ goals. You can watch the game on ESPN+.


Islanders vs Penguins Odds and Spreads


  1. The Islanders are 0-8 in their last eight vs. a team with a losing record.
  2. The Islanders are 0-5 in their last five Tuesday games.
  3. The Islanders are 0-4 in their last four after scoring five goals or more in their previous game.
  4. The Islanders are 0-4 in their last four games playing on one-day rest.
  5. The Islanders are 1-7 in their last eight when their opponent scores two goals or less in their previous game.
  6. The Penguins are 14-17 when listed as a moneyline favorite this season.
  7. The Islanders have won 10 of 27 games, or 37.0%, in which they’ve been an underdog.
  8. The Islanders are 3-10 SU in their last 13 games on the road.


Islanders vs Penguins Moneyline Pick: Penguins -135

Neither team is playing particularly well lately, but with New York in the middle of a skid and the Penguins at home, Pittsburgh should be able to pick up another win.

The Penguins have already been successful against the Islanders twice this season, and New York’s offense has been a bit inconsistent, managing just two or fewer goals in two of its last three games. However, the Penguins’ defense is fifth in the NHL giving up just 2.64 goals a game, and the Islanders may have a tougher time sneaking the puck past them this time.

Pittsburgh’s offense averaged two goals a game in its last five but averaged five in its last two against New York. The Islanders have also allowed 4.33 goals in its last three, which should give the Penguins a good opportunity to pick up the win at home.


Islanders vs Penguins Player Prop: Mathew Barzal Over 0.5 Point (-228)

Barzal has a point streak going despite the Islanders’ recent skid, and he’s a solid player prop bet to continue that against the Penguins. Barzal has 57 points so far this season and has recorded at least one point in his last seven games, earning nine points in that time.

Though he has yet to score a point against Pittsburgh, Barzal has remained productive on the road, earning 26 points in 24 road games.


Islanders vs Penguins Prediction

Pittsburgh Penguins 4, New York Islanders 2



Questions Of The Day


What is the Islanders-Penguins series record so far?

Pittsburgh has won both games against New York so far.

Who leads the Penguins in scoring?

Sidney Crosby leads Pittsburgh with 55 points and 31 goals this season.

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