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Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New York Islanders - 12/6/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New York Islanders (13-10-3) at Pittsburgh Penguins (11-10-5)
Date & Time Thursday December 6, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Pittsburgh Penguins -190 / New York Islanders +155 --- Over/Under: 5.5
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The New York Islanders visit the Pittsburgh Penguins in Thursday NHL action.

The New York Islanders need a win after dropping three of four with three goals scored in the losses. New York comes off of a 3-1 loss to visiting Winnipeg on Tuesday with Anders Lee scoring in the third for a 1-0 lead. Thomas Greiss was charged with the Islanders loss with two goals allowed on 23 shots.

The Jets responded from a 1-0 deficit with Jacob Trouba, Adam Lowry and Nikolaj Ehlers on the empty net. Connor Hellebuyck picked up the win for Winnipeg with a 27 save performance.

The Pittsburgh Penguins snapped a two game skid with a 6-3 victory versus visiting Colorado on Tuesday. The Avalanche received second period goals from Tyson Barrie, Carl Soderberg and Matt Nieto with Semyon Varlamov allowing six goals on 32 shots.

Patric Hornqvist paced the Penguins with a hat trick with all three goals coming in the third while Jake Guentzel, Evgeni Malkin and Derick Brassard all scored in the first. Kris Letang added two assists and Casey DeSmith picked up the win for the Pens with 42 saves.

Under is 5-0 in Islanders last 5 overall and under is 4-0 in Islanders last 4 vs. Eastern Conference and over is 4-0-1 in Islanders last 5 road games vs. a team with a losing home record. Under is 3-0-5 in Penguins last 8 home games vs. a team with a losing road record and under is 4-0-2 in Penguins last 6 vs. Metropolitan and Penguins are 1-8 in their last 9 games playing on 1 days rest. Under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings and over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Pittsburgh and Islanders are 10-30 in the last 40 meetings in Pittsburgh. 

I’m not a big fan of betting Pittsburgh because they can be so inconsistent but I throw this out there...

over 5.5 // will update

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