NHL Odds: Penguins Slight Favorites Over Islanders In Game 2

  • The Pittsburgh Penguins are -140 favorites against the New York Islanders in game two of the series.
  • The Islanders come back at +120 underdogs after winning game one.

LAS VEGAS – The Pittsburgh Penguins will host the New York Islanders in game two of the series on Tuesday night.

The Islanders were able to win the first game and take a 1-0 lead in overtime, but remain betting underdogs on NHL betting sites in the second game of the series.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Islanders Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: PIT -140, NYI +120
  • Spread: PIT -1.5 (+190), NYI +1.5 (-230)
  • Total: Over 5.5 (+125), Under 5.5 (-145)

Projected Starting Goalies

  • PIT Tristan Jarry (25-9-3, .909 SV%, 2.75 GAA)
  • NYI Ilya Sorokin (13-6-3, .918 SV%, 2.17 GAA)

Tristan Jarry is confirmed to be in net for the Penguins, while Ilya Sorokin is unconfirmed, but expected to be the goalie for the Islanders. There’s no clear advantage on either side of these goalies since each is better and worse in different ways than the other.

Opposing Strengths

The Penguins have one of the top offensive units in the NHL and scored an average of 3.45 goals per game in the regular season. The Islanders have built their identity through their defense that allowed just 2.23 goals per game. It’s the second-best scoring offense against the second-best scoring defense.

In game one, neither team truly played to their strength as the Islanders won 4-3 in overtime.

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Recent Trends

The Over has hit in four of the Islanders last six games as well as in four of the Penguins last five games. The Islanders have only won three of their last 11 games on the road, but the Penguins have won just one game as a playoff favorite in their last 10 opportunities.

A Lot On The Line

Online sportsbooks seem to think the Islanders taking home the first game was big as the series line has now swung moderately in New York’s favor. The Islanders are now -155 favorites to win the series while the Penguins are sitting as +135 underdogs.

This will be a huge swing game in the series in which both teams will want to win.

How to Watch

Game two of the series will start at 7:30 p.m. and will be broadcasted on NBCSN.