Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Islanders - 2/28/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Islanders - 2/28/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

New York Islanders (10-6-4) vs Pittsburgh Penguins (11-7-1)

Game Info: Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 5:00 pm (Nassau Coliseum)

Betting Odds: New York Islanders +100 / Pittsburgh Penguins -120 --- Over/Under: 45 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Islanders meet Sunday in NHL action at the Nassau Coliseum.

The Pittsburgh Penguins look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 15.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Jake Guentzel leads Pittsburgh with seven goals, Sidney Crosby has 10 assists and Jake Guentzel has 46 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 74.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Tristan Jarry has allowed 39 goals on 370 shots and Casey DeSmith has allowed 17 goals on 148 shots.

The New York Islanders need a win after splitting their last six games. The New York Islanders are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 22.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Anders Lee leads New York with nine goals, Nick Leddy has 11 assists and Jordan Eberle has 49 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 80.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Semyon Varlamov has given up 31 goals on 431 shots faced and Ilya Sorokin has allowed 11 goals on 105 shots. 

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The Penguins are 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 35-16 in their last 51 Sunday games. The Islanders are 20-7 in their last 27 games playing on 0 days rest and 13-6 in their last 19 Sunday games. The under is 4-1 in Penguins last 5 overall. The under is 4-1-1 in Islanders last 6 overall. The favorite is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings. The home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

The Pittsburgh Penguins are playing the better hockey and them winning an overtime game last night only adds to their confidence. However, the Islanders were right there with the Penguins in that contest and they continue to be a team worth checking out with favorable prices. The New York Islanders give themselves a chance to win nearly every game and I'm going to keep backing them at low juice or plus money. Here we're getting even money. I'll take it.

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Randy’s Pick New York Islanders +100

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