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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