Game: Hockey NHL: ✅ Pittsburgh Penguins v New York Islanders Preview, Handicapping, Analysis, Stats, NHL Betting Odds & Lines, Penguins vs Islanders Picks & Penguins vs Islanders Predictions
Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Start time: 7:30 PM EST, Barclays Center
TV Channel: NBCSN
Best New York Islanders Lines: (-109) MoneyLine – BETNOW
Over/Under 5½: – BOVADA
In a game from NHL, we will see Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Islanders.
The Pittsburgh Penguins had a great season so far but finished with a surprising 4-3 OT loss to New York Rangers. This was their first defeat out of the last 6 games they played. Goalie Matt Murray had a disappointing day last time out as he conceded 4 goals on 30 shots. Center Sidney Crosby is leading the way for the Penguins, scoring 35 goals along with 65 assists in 79 games. The Penguins are scoring 3.30 goals per game while allowing just 2.90.
The New York Islanders did not have any problems beating the Washington Capitals with 3 goals to null. Valtteri Flippula scored two goals in this game while Robin Lehner recorded 29 saves and a shutout. This was his 6th shutout of the season with the win he helped his team get home advantage in the first round of the playoffs. Center Mathew Barzal is leading the way for the Islanders, scoring 18 goals and 44 assists.
The Islanders have the best defense in the league but they struggle in scoring. I still believe that there is value in picking them to win the game because the Penguins will have a hard time converting and we can also bet on the under market as both teams will be nervous in the first game.