Boston Bruins at New York Islanders - 2/13/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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New York Islanders (5-4-3) vs Boston Bruins (10-1-2)
Game Info: Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Nassau Coliseum)
Betting Odds: New York Islanders +117 / Boston Bruins -129 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Boston Bruins and New York Islanders meet Saturday in NHL action at the Nassau Coliseum.
The Boston Bruins look to build on their five-game winning streak. The Boston Bruins are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 31.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Brad Marchand leads Boston with eight goals, Charlie McAvoy has 10 assists and Patrice Bergeron has 44 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.2 goals per game and are killing 88.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Tuukka Rask has given up 19 goals on 202 shots faced and Jaroslav Halak has allowed seven goals on 91 shots.
The New York Islanders need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The New York Islanders are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 17.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Jordan Eberle leads New York with five goals, Mathew Barzal has eight assists and Anders Lee has 42 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 80 percent of their opponents power plays. Semyon Varlamov has given up 18 goals on 254 shots faced and Ilya Sorokin has allowed 11 goals on 85 shots.
The Bruins are 4-0 in their last 4 road games and 4-0 in their last 4 overall. The Islanders are 4-11 in their last 15 Saturday games and 2-6 in their last 8 overall. The under is 13-5 in Bruins last 18 road games. The under is 10-4-1 in Islanders last 15 overall. The Bruins are 18-4 in the last 22 meetings in New York and 31-12 in the last 43 meetings.
The Boston Bruins are on quite a heater, becoming tougher to step in front of and have beaten up on the Islanders over the years. The Bruins probably should be favored in this spot. However, the New York Islanders are catching the Bruins on the end of a back to back, and they're capable of playing far better than what they've shown these last two weeks. I find some value on the Islanders here in the underdog role. I'll take it.