Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Bruins vs Islanders NHL Odds
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NHL Handicapping Analysis
(13-6-3) Boston Bruins vs. New York Islanders (15-6-4)
Date: Tuesday, March 9th
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale NY
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Bruins -115| Islanders -105
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Bruins -1.5 (+225)
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
Two of the top three teams in the East square off on Tuesday when the Bruins visit the Islanders at Nassau Coliseum. It’s Boston that’s in 3rd place, 5 points back from from running New York.
The Islanders come in on a five game win streak, but some would say the quality of competition hasn’t been that great. Still the NYI offense is clicking, and Boston just laid an egg in a 1-0 loss to New Jersey last time out.
The Bruins looked downright ugly on Sunday, falling 1-0 to New Jersey who is the 2nd worst team in the division. Sure it was a complacent spot after a two game series with Washington, but those are games where collecting points is a must.
The game wasn’t the most exciting to watch, as there was no scoring until a Kyle Palmieri goal with a little over 5:00 left. Boston couldn’t get one past Scott Wedgewood even on 40 shots.
So how does Boston bounce back? They did get a split over the 2nd place Capitals in the games prior and collected points in both as last Wednesday’s 2-1 loss came in a SO.
Boston has scored two goals or less in 4 of the last six, but their defense is clicking lately allowing 5 goals in the last four games. That defense may be a bit shorthanded on Tuesday night though.
New York Islanders
The Islanders will likely be facing Jaroslav Halak, as Boston’s top goaltender Tuukka Rask has landed on the injury report with a back issue.
Facing Halak is a welcome sight to the Islanders, not just because Rask had allowed 3 goals in 3 starts, but because New York hung 7 on Halak when the teams met up February 25th.
New York has actually gone 3-0 vs. Boston this season. All the games have been at home, but 7-2, 4-2, and 1-0 wins are all impressive – especially with the Islanders being underdogs in each.
The Islanders have rattled off five wins in a row overall, including three straight 5-2 wins over Buffalo. Another New York win came against New Jersey, so that’s four W’s vs. the two worst teams in the league.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Bruins are 5-1 last 6 vs. team with a winning record
- Under is 3-0-1 in Bruins last 4 overall
- Islanders are 5-0 last 5 overall
- Over is 8-1-1 in Islanders last 10 home games
- Over is 5-2-1 in Islanders last 8 overall
- Bruins are 14-6 last 20 meetings
Free Boston Bruins vs. New York Islanders NHL Prediction:
Boston has usually owned this series, going 14-3 before a three game losing streak in 2021. New York is on a roll right now, and gets a huge break if they don’t have to face Rask.
Is New York streaking, or are they the benefactor of playing some bad teams? Boston seems like a somewhat unusual -115 favorite, albeit slight (NYI -105). In a toss up like that take the home team.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Islanders -105
New York has gone 10-0-2 on their own ice this season.
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