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New York Islanders vs Pittsburgh Penguins 11/26/21 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

Pittsburgh Penguins (9-6-4) vs. New York Islanders (5-9-2)
November 26, 2021 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: New York Islanders +125 / Pittsburgh Penguins -145; Over/Under: -5.5
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The Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Islanders meet Friday in NHL action at the UBS Arena. The Pittsburgh Penguins look to build on their four-game winning streak. The New York Islanders look to snap a seven-game losing streak. 

The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 11.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Jake Guentzel leads Pittsburgh with 8 goals, Kris Letang has 10 assists and Jeff Carter has 57 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 89.6 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Tristan Jarry has allowed 33 goals on 492 shots faced, and Casey DeSmith has allowed 14 goals on 97 shots.

The New York Islanders are averaging 2.1 goals per game and are scoring on 12.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Brock Nelson leads New York with 9 goals, Kyle Palmieri has 6 assists and Mathew Barzal has 45 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 81.8 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Ilya Sorokin has given up 29 goals on 385 shots faced, and Semyon Varlamov has allowed 16 goals on 134 shots.

The Penguins are 3-7 in their last 10 games as a favorite and 4-0 in their last 4 overall. The Islanders are 27-13 in their last 40 home games and 0-7 in their last 7 overall. The under is 4-1 in Penguins last 5 overall. The under is 10-4-1 in Islanders last 15 overall. The over is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in New York.

The New York Islanders will turn things around eventually, but right now they’re impossible to get behind, as the defense has slipped and the losses are piling up. The Pittsburgh Penguins are playing some of their best hockey over the last two weeks, and their defense has been solid. Only one option for this contest, and that’s to lay the reasonable juice with the Penguins.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
Pittsburgh Penguins -145
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Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA.

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