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How the public is betting Penguins vs. Islanders first round NHL playoff series

The Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Islanders face off in the first round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs. We break down how the public is betting the series and Game 5.

John Marino #6 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates against the Buffalo Sabres at PPG PAINTS Arena on May 8, 2021 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via Getty Images

The No. 2 Pittsburgh Penguins and No. 4 New York Islanders square off on Sunday, May 16th to open their seven-game series for Round 1 of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The winner advances to the second round of Stanley Cup Playoffs where they will face the winner of the Capitals-Bruins series. The Penguins won six of the eight matchups between these two during the regular season.

The Penguins have home ice advantage in this series, and are a -136 favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook to win the series. The betting public is on the top-seeded Penguins with 71% of bets and 85% of handle on Pittsburgh to win the series. You can bet on the exact outcome of the series and the favorite is Pittsburgh in seven games at +425. That’s followed by Penguins in five (+450) and Pittsburgh in six (+475).

Below is the Penguins-Islanders series schedule. We’ll be updating with daily betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for each game in the series.

No. 4 New York Islanders win series 4-2 over No. 1 Pittsburgh Penguins

Game 1: Islanders 4, Penguins 3 (OT)
Game 2: Penguins 2, Islanders 1
Game 3: Penguins 5, Islanders 4
Game 4: Islanders 4, Penguins 1
Game 5: Islanders 3, Penguins 2
Game 6: Islanders 5, Penguins 3

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