December 7, 2017 at 1:28 PM #165620
Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Islanders vs Penguins NHL Odds
Looking for New York Islanders vs. Pittsburgh Penguins free hockey plays & NHL Odds? NHL betting sees the Islanders taking on the Penguins on Thursday December 7th at the PPG PAINTS Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NHL Hockey games all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NHL hockey predictions like this New York Pittsburgh matchup.
(16-9-2) New York Islanders vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (15-11-3)
Date: Thursday, December 7th
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: PPG PAINTS Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Penguins -140, Islanders +120
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NHL Betting Total: 6.5
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It’s a full slate of hockey games on Thursday night.
In this one it’s an Eastern Conference showdown when the New York Islanders come to town to take on the Pittsburgh Penguins. This will be the first meeting of the year between the two teams, but the Islanders have won each of the last two games.
New York Islanders
The New York Islanders have had a really nice season so far this year, and come into this game having won five of the last seven games.
For the Islanders it’s all about the offense. They come into this game averaging 3.7 goals per game.
The biggest downfall for the Islanders though is in the defensive zone. They come into this game giving up 3.37 goals per game.
When the offense struggles, that makes it very hard to win games, because the defense really does struggle.
On the other side of this match up is the Pittsburgh Penguins who have been very inconsistent this year. In their last ten games they have had a three game losing streak, and a four game winning streak.
In their last game though against the Rangers the defense really struggled, and that led to a 4-3 defeat.
To win this game the defense is going to need to be better against a very good offensive team. If they want to have success the lower the scoring the game is, the better the chance they have to win.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Over is 8-2-1 in NYI last 11 games as an underdog.
- NYI are 8-3 in their last 11 overall.
- Over is 18-7-1 in NYI last 26 overall.
- PIT are 43-14 in their last 57 home games.
- PIT are 49-21 in their last 70 vs. Metropolitan.
- PIT are 7-3 in their last 10 Thu. games.
- NYI are 7-22 in the last 29 meetings in Pittsburgh.
- Favorite is 44-19 in the last 63 meetings.
Free New York Islanders vs. Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Prediction:
The Pittsburgh Penguins defense will step up, and that will be the difference in this game.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Penguins -140
I think they will make this into a lower scoring game, and that will help the Penguins win the game.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Penguins 3 – Islanders 2
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