Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Islanders - 4/12/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Islanders - 4/12/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

New York Islanders (33-29-9) vs Pittsburgh Penguins (42-22-10)

Game Info: Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 7:30 pm (UBS Arena)

Betting Odds: New York Islanders -110 / Pittsburgh Penguins -118 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The New York Islanders host the Pittsburgh Penguins in Tuesday NHL Action.

The Pittsburgh Penguins come into this road contest with an overall record of 42-22-10. Through 74 games, the Penguins are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. On the season, they have found the net 243 times, good for a rank of 8th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Pittsburgh is the 8th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.69 goals per game. So far, the Penguins have a strength of schedule rating of 21st in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 9th ranked team in the NHL.

The New York Islanders get set to host the Pittsburgh Penguins with an overall record of 33-29-9. This mark places them 5th in the Metropolitan division. Through 71 games, the Islanders have scored 195 goals, giving them an average of 2.73. This output gives them a rank of 25th among NHL teams. On defense, New York is the 5th ranked unit, giving up 2.68 goals per contest. So far, the Islanders have played the 29th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account New York's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 20th in the NHL.

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Through 74 games, the Pittsburgh Penguins' leading goal scorer is Jake Guentzel. With his 38 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 71. On the season, he is turning 14.0% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Penguins have benefited from the strong play of Sidney Crosby, who is the team's overall leader in points. In Pittsburgh's 74 games, he has come up with 28 goals on a shooting percentage of 15.5%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of 13.0. Pittsburgh's top goalie is Tristan Jarry, who is giving up an average of 2.41 goals per game. In his 57 games played, he has turned in 34 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Through 62 games, the New York Islanders' goal and overall scoring leader is Brock Nelson, with 52 points. He has reached his mark of 33 goals, on a shooting percentage of 22.4%. So far, 27.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Mathew Barzal, who has 34 assists to go along with his 14 goals. However, when on the ice the Islanders are -9 in scoring differential. New York's top goalie is Ilya Sorokin, who is giving up an average of 2.27 goals per game. In his 44 games played, he has turned in 31 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Coming into this game, the Penguins have an over-under record of 36-37-1. When playing on the road, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 15-21-1. On the season, 55.0% of Pittsburgh's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 55% of the scoring coming from the Penguins. Coming into this game, the Islanders have an over-under record of 33-36-1. When playing at home, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 13-20-1. On the season, 48.0% of New York's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 48.0% of the scoring coming from the Islanders. With both the Islanders and Penguins benefiting from strong goalie play, look for this to be a low-scoring contest, falling below the line of 5.5 goals.

 

 

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