Boston Bruins at New York Islanders - 1/18/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

Boston Bruins at New York Islanders - 1/18/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

New York Islanders (1-1) vs Boston Bruins (1-0-1)

Game Info: Monday, January 18, 2021 at 5:00 pm (Nassau Coliseum)

Betting Odds: New York Islanders +100 / Boston Bruins -120 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Boston Bruins and New York Islanders meet Monday in NHL action at the Nassau Coliseum.

The Boston Bruins look for a win here to get a game above a .500 record. The Boston Bruins are averaging two goals per game and are scoring on 40 percent of their power play opportunities. Brad Marchand leads Boston with one goal, Dvid Krejci has one assist and Matt Grzelcyk has 10 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing two goals per game and are killing 100 percent of their opponents power plays. Tuukka Rask has given up two goals on 22 shots faced and Jaroslav Halak has allowed two goals on 31 shots.

The New York Islanders look for a win to get a game above a .500 record. The New York Islanders are averaging four goals per game and are scoring on 25 percent of their power play opportunities. Anders Lee leads New York with two goals, Nick Leddy has two assists and Mathew Barzal has five shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing zero goals per game and are killing 100 percent of their opponents power plays. Semyon Varlamov has given up zero goals on 24 shots faced and Ilya Sorokin has allowed five goals on 32 shots.

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The Bruins are 14-6 in their last 20 road games and 1-5 in their last 6 overall. The Islanders are 7-16 in their last 23 games as an underdog and 1-5 in their last 6 games as a home underdog. The under is 4-0 in Bruins last 4 overall. The under is 4-0-1 in Islanders last 5 overall. The Bruins are 18-3 in the last 21 meetings in New York and 31-11 in the last 42 meetings.

The Boston Bruins are the better team here, and they've absolutely owned the Islanders over the years. However, the New York Islanders are a team I've backed heavily dating back to last season and is a club that's paid off in a big way. The Islanders aren't always sexy, but they get after it defensively and are usually in every game because of that effort along with coaching. I'm not turning down plus money with the Islanders.

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Randy’s Pick New York Islanders +100

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