Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Islanders 2/17/23 NHL Prediction, Tips and Odds

Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Islanders 2/17/23 – The Pittsburgh Penguins will travel to New York Islanders’ UBS Arena. Pittsburgh’s record is 27-17-9. The Islanders are 27-23-7. Each of the two teams met once this season, with New York winning. The New York Islanders will win this game again as predicted by the latest NHL betting stats.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Islanders

Date & Time: Friday, February 17, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET
Location: UBS Arena

Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Islanders Betting Odds

Penguins

Moneyline: -111

Puckline: +1.5 (-286)

Total: 6 over (+100)

Islanders

Moneyline: -111

Puckline: -1.5 (+225)

Total: 6 under (-123)

Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Islanders Analysis

Pittsburgh Penguins was a favorite in their previous game. They won the -1.5 puck by defeating San Jose Sharks 3-1. Sidney Crosby scored three goals and had two assists. Rickard Rakell had two assists and scored a goal. Jake Guentzel scored two goals. Casey DeSmith stopped 38 of 39 shots. Recently, the Penguins have been doing well in offense. In five of their 10 most recent games, Pittsburgh scored at least four goals. They are ranked 14th in goals per match and ninth in shots per match. The Penguins’ defense has been poor, and their goaltending has been below average. They are 16th in goals against per match and 29th for shots against per match.

New York Islanders was the favorite in their last game, but they lost 3-2 to the Ottawa Senators in a shootout. Ryan Pulock and Brock Nelson each scored a goal. Ilya Sorokin stopped 32 of the 34 shots faced. Recently, the Islanders’ offense has been struggling. In seven of their last 10 games, they scored no more than two goals. New York is 25th in goals per match and 20th for shots per match. While the Islanders’ defense has been weak, their goaltending this season has been excellent. New York is ranked eighth in goals against per match and 19th in shots taken per game.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Islanders Against the Spread

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh’s last 9 games. Pittsburgh are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games against NY Islanders. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 games on the road. Pittsburgh are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Islanders. Pittsburgh are 2-9 SU in their last 11 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Islanders’ last 8 games. NY Islanders are 5-13 SU in their last 18 games. The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Islanders’ last 5 games against Pittsburgh. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Islanders’ last 5 games at home. NY Islanders are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Islanders Free Pick

Both teams are stronger and better at home than on the road. The Islanders have won four out of five home games against Pittsburgh. This includes the matchup of the season. New York has a huge advantage in this contest because of its goaltending. The New York Islanders are more favorable to win this game as per the best NHL betting splits.

Free Pick: New York Islanders -1.5 (+225)