Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Islanders Prediction, 12/27/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Islanders
Date: Tuesday, December 27, 2022
Location: UBS Arena in Elmont, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Penguins (-110) Islanders (-110)
The Pittsburgh Penguins (19-9-5) are hitting the road to UBS Arena on Tuesday where they will go up against the New York Islanders (19-14-2). The moneyline on this contest has the Penguins at -110 and the Islanders are coming in at -110. The over/under is set at 6.
The Pittsburgh Penguins were on the losing side of the ice with a 4-3 loss against the Hurricanes their last time out. The Penguins had an average offensive outing in this loss. For the game, they earned a goal on 3 out of the 27 shots they put on goal. Moreover, they had 3 opportunities with more players on the ice and were able to score 1 goal. Pittsburgh garnered 12 penalty minutes in this contest.
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Pittsburgh Penguins opponents have earned 105 power play tries (17th in professional hockey) and have come away with 16 goals in those attempts. The Penguins thus far have had 1,106 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .914. Pittsburgh has tried 1,081 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.5%. When at even strength, the Penguins have allowed 79 goals while having 87 on the offensive side of the ice. Pittsburgh has 112 power play chances and they have scored 26 goals out of those chances, garnering them a percentage of 23.21%. For the current campaign, they have accumulated 43 points and their points percentage is sitting at .652. In terms of their scoring capabilities, the Pittsburgh Penguins have accumulated 113 goals (10th in the league) for the year and have conceded 95.
The man protecting the net in this game is Tristan Jarry. Jarry has participated in 181 games during his professional hockey career. He has earned a mark of 108-50-17 and he has started in 173 games. Opponents have scored 448 goals versus Jarry in his NHL career and his goals against average per contest is 2.59. Jarry has seen 5,309 shot attempts against him and has accrued 4,861 saves. His save percentage is .916 in his 10,397 mins in the crease. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Jarry has compiled 107 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .618.
In their last game, New York played the Panthers in an outing where the Islanders got the win by a score of 5-1. They had 6 chances on the power play in this game but weren't able to notch a goal. The Islanders scored 5 goals of the 43 shots on goal they attempted.
For the year, the New York Islanders have accounted for 112 goals, 40 points, in addition to a points percentage of .571. They have permitted 96 goals to be scored by of a combination of 76 goals at even strength and 20 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Islanders are sitting with 92 goals at even strength and 20 goals (27th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have a total of 106 chances on the power play and they have a power play rate of 18.87%. New York has tried 1,088 shots (13th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 10.29%, while allowing the other team 1,124 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 81.65% on the other teams 109 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 91.5%.
Across the rink you are going to see Ilya Sorokin defending the goal. The opposition is averaging 2.34 goals per game and he has allowed 224 goals overall. Sorokin's quality start percentage sits at 69.8% and he has 67 quality starts in his hockey career. He has started in 96 games and has racked up 5,734 mins. Sorokin has a career mark of 50-35-12 and has been in net for 99 games. He has accounted for 2,715 saves out of the 2,939 shots tried, which gives him a rate of .924.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take New York (-110)
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