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(38-30-6) Boston Bruins vs. New York Islanders (34-26-12)
Date: Saturday March 25th
Time: 7:00PM EST
Venue: Barclays Center in New York
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Islanders -118
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Off
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
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Coming off a 6-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning, that marks four straight L’s for the Boston Bruins and the team desperately needs a win with less than 10 games remaining in the season. The team will look for it against the Islanders.
New York, on the second night of a back-to-back after facing the Pittsburgh Penguins, will take on the Boston Bruins in the Barclays Center.
Boston was on a roll for a while thanks to the stellar play of Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak, but the team has faltered over the last 10 games, going 5-5-0 with four of the losses coming in the last four games.
The Bruins have been extremely poor on the defensive end in those four games, giving up a total of 20 goals in that stretch – 5.0 goals per game.
This is uncharacteristic for a team that gives up a respectable 2.71 goals per game (14th in the NHL).
For the majority of the year, the goaltending has been on point as well. Tuukka Rask has gone 33-20-4 with a 2.38 goals against average and a .910 save percentage.
Offensively, the team has struggled recently too. Brad Marchand has been the team’s best skater, putting up 37 goals and 43 assists this season. Over his last five games, he has two goals and four assists.
David Pastrnak has been an extremely integral part of this Boston team as well. In 67 games this season, he has 32 goals and 32 assists.
Over his last five games, he has four goals.
New York Islanders
The New York Islanders are certainly a better team under new head coach Doug Weight, but the team may not be good enough to make a playoff run.
The Islanders have won just two of their last six games, giving up an average of 3.83 goals per game.
This has been the downfall of the Islanders all year: defense. The Islanders give up the 5th most goals per game in the NHL at 3.06 per game.
Offensively, New York has actually been pretty good throughout the year. The Islanders rank 11th in the league in goals, averaging 2.96 per game.
A lot of that is thanks to captain John Tavares.
Tavares has 27 goals and 35 assists this season, including two goals and two assists over his last five games.
Center Anders Lee has also been extremely important for this team. He has 27 goals and 17 assists in 71 games this season. Over his last five, he has two goals and an assist.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Boston is 1-4 ATS in its last five games
- New York is 2-4 SU in the last six games
Free Boston Bruins vs. New York Islanders NHL Hockey Prediction:
Boston has Brad Marchand at his current best and David Pastrnak who can be instant offense at any time for the Bruins.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Bruins -105
I like Boston to take the W against an inconsistent New York Islander squad.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Boston 4 – New York 2
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