Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New York Islanders - 11/19/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New York Islanders - 11/19/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

New York Islanders (14-3-1) at Pittsburgh Penguins (11-7-2)

NHL Hockey: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 7:00 pm (PPG Paints Arena)

The Line: Pittsburgh Penguins -125 / New York Islanders +113 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New York Islanders and Pittsburgh Penguins meet Tuesday in NHL action at the PPG Paints Arena.

The New York Islanders look to keep the puck rolling after winning 13 of their last 14 games. The New York Islanders are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 22.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Mathew Barzal leads New York with nine goals, Brock Nelson has 10 assists and Anthony Beauvillier has 39 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 85.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Semyon Varlamov has given up 22 goals on 264 shots faced and Thomas Greiss has allowed 19 goals on 306 shots. The New York Islanders have allowed three or less goals in 10 of their last 12 games.

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The Pittsburgh Penguins look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 13 percent of their power play opportunities. Jake Guentzel leads Pittsburgh with nine goals, Sidney Crosby has 12 assists and Kris Letang has 55 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 88.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Matt Murray has given up 37 goals on 427 shots faced and Tristan Jarry has allowed nine goals on 146 shots. The Pittsburgh Penguins have allowed three or less goals in each of their last five games. 

The Islanders are 5-0 in their last 5 road games, 5-1 in their last 6 games as an underdog and 17-5 in their last 22 games following a win. The Penguins are 121-56 in their last 177 games as a home favorite, 128-60 in their last 188 home games and 1-6 in their last 7 Tuesday games. The over is 7-3 in Islanders last 10 overall. The under is 17-6-1 in Penguins last 24 home games. The Islanders are 12-31 in the last 43 meetings in Pittsburgh and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The underdog is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

The New York Islanders remain the hottest team in hockey with wins in 13 of their last 14 tries, losing just once since October 12. We've made some nice coin during this stretch, as oddsmakers keep making the Islanders underdogs and they keep winning. While this stretch obviously isn't sustainable, you kind of have to keep backing it blindly until the tickets stop cashing. If it's not broken, don't fix it. Also, the New York Islanders have won four of the last five meetings against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Give me another road underdog on Tuesday's loaded NHL card.

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Randy’s Pick New York Islanders +113

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