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Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New York Islanders - 10/30/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
New York Islanders (5-4-1) at Pittsburgh Penguins (6-1-2)
Date & Time Tuesday October 30, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)
Location
The Line
The Line: Pittsburgh Penguins -210 / New York Islanders +185 --- Over/Under: 5.5
TV Channel
MSG
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The Pittsburgh Penguins welcome the New York Islanders to town in a Tuesday NHL tilt.

The New York Islanders are gunning for their third consecutive victory following a 2-1 win at Carolina on Sunday. Teuvo Teravainen scored in the second period for the Hurricanes with Petr Mrazek absorbing the loss with 18 stops.

Anders Lee scored a first period power play goal for New York with Ryan Pulock lighting the lamp in the second. Lee also had an assist and Josh Bailey added a pair of helpers for the Islanders who received 38 saves from Thomas Greiss.

The Pittsburgh Penguins have been dominant in all areas in fashioning a four game winning streak capped off by a 5-0 victory versus Vancouver on Saturday. The Canucks needed better play at the defensive end where Jacob Markstrom gave up five goals on 35 shots.

The Penguins received a pair of goals each from Sydney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin with Phil Kessel joining the scoring column. Jake Guentzel logged a pair of assists for Pittsburgh to make the 29 saves of Casey DeSmith a winner.

Islanders are 5-0 in their last 5 vs. Metropolitan and Islanders are 6-1 in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and  Islanders are 5-22 in their last 27 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game. Penguins are 4-0 in their last 4 overall and Penguins are 1-6 in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest and Penguins are 1-5 in their last 6 Tuesday games. Islanders are 7-24 in the last 31 meetings in Pittsburgh and Islanders are 18-39 in the last 57 meetings. 

Given the way the Penguins have been playing I think they are worth a shot here…

Pick:
Pittsburgh -1 // will update

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