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Penguins vs. Islanders Predictions, Odds, Preview

May 20, 2021
by Thom Cunningham
VI Betting Expert

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New York Islanders Game 3 Predictions

Score Prediction Islanders 3 Penguins 2

The Penguins were able to tie the series 1-1 with a home victory in Game 2, but now travel to a venue in which their opponents have won 21 of their last 28 games inside. The Islanders have only lost nine home games in their last 28, so it's easy to side with the Isles cheap -114 ML.

If you fancy wagering a winner, go with the Islanders at home. However, there is some good value in other markets backed by consistent trends.

Pittsburgh has gone OVER 2.5-second period goals in four of its last five games when playing on a Thursday. That price is +255, or you can take an alternative 'DNB' route and take OVER 2 second period goals for +160.

The goal total market has failed to hit on back-to-back games between the two teams, going UNDER in Game 2. If the trend continues, Game 3 would go OVER 5.5 for a great value at +120. The underdog has also covered the puck line in four straight games, but Pittsburgh at +1.5 is far too expensive at -300.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New York Islanders Game 3 Best Bets

  • OVER 2 2P +160
  • OVER 5.5 +135
  • Brock Nelson Goal +215

The Pittsburgh Penguins won Game 2 against the New York Islanders, now winning three of the last four games against the Uniondale club. (AP)

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New York Islanders Game 3 Odds

First Round Series Odds

  • Penguins -110
  • Islanders -110
  • Penguins (-1.5) +230
  • Islanders (+1.5) -300
  • Over 5.5 +135
  • Under 5.5 -160

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New York Islanders Game 3 Betting Analysis

  • Venue: Nassau Coliseum
  • Location: Uniondale, New York
  • TV-Time: NBCSN - 7:00 p.m. ET

Pittsburgh Penguins: 38-16-4 SU, 27-31 ATS, 28-26-4 O/U
New York Islanders: 33-18-7 SU, 29-29 ATS, 22-33-3 O/U

Pittsburgh has lost bettors -$183 when playing on the road this season. Pittsburgh is 15-12-1 when playing away from PPG Paints Arena this season. The Isles have netted bettors $846 when playing in Uniondale, New York. New York is 21-4-3 when playing inside Nassau Coliseum.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New York Islanders Series History

  • 05/18/2021 - New York 1 (+1.5) at Pittsburgh 2 (Under 5.5)
  • 05/16/2021 - New York 4 (+1.5) at Pittsburgh 3 (Over 5)
  • 03/29/2021 - New York 1 (+1.5) at Pittsburgh 2 (Under 5.5)

Projected Goalies

Pittsburgh: Tristan Jarry (25-9, 2 SO, 2.75 GAA, .909 SV%)

New York: Semyon Varlamov (19-11, 7 SO, 2.04 GAA, .929 SV%)

2021 NHL Playoff First Round Betting Resources

Odds per BetMGM - Subject to Change

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