Boston Bruins at New York Islanders - 2/25/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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New York Islanders (9-6-3) vs Boston Bruins (11-3-2)
Game Info: Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Nassau Coliseum)
Betting Odds: New York Islanders +111 / Boston Bruins -123 --- Over/Under: 5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Boston Bruins and the New York Islanders meet in NHL action from the Nassau Coliseum on Thursday night.
The Boston Bruins will look to build on their 7-3 dismantling of Philadelphia last time out. Brad Marchand leads the bruins in scoring with 20 points with 9 goals and 11 assists while Patrice Bergeron is right behind with 19 points coming on 7 goals and 12 assists and David Pastrnak’s got 9 goals and 5 assists for his 14 points. Charlie McAvoy has 13 points with 2 goals and 11 helpers and Nick Ritchie’s 13 points have come via 6 goals and 7 assists. Tuukka Rask has led the B’s in goal, going 7-3 with a 2.56 GAA while Jaroslav Halak sits at 4-2 with a 1.66 GAA and a shutout.
The New York Islanders will look to build on their 3-2 win over Buffalo last time out. Mathew Barzal leads the Isles in scoring with 15 points coming on 6 goals and 9 assists while J-G Pageau, Anders Lee and Jordan Eberle all have 11 points with PAgeau and Eberle logging 7 goals and 4 assists while Lee’s got 8 goals and 3 helpers. Nick Leddy has 10 points with 9 assists and Josh Bailty has 9 goals with 8 assists on the year. Semyon Varlamov continues to lead the Islanders in goal, going 8-5 with 3 shutouts and a 2.06 GAA this season.
Boston is 5-1 in their last 6 road games and 10-3 in their last 13 games overall while the under is 19-7-1 in their last 27 games against a team with a losing record. New York is 5-1 in their last 6 home games and 2-5 in their last 7 games as an underdog while the under is 4-0-1 in their last 6 games overall.
I’ve gone back and forth here as I think a case can be made for either side. However, the Islanders have beaten the Bruins twice already this season and are unbeaten in regulation at home with a decent price here so why not? Boston’s been alright on the ride but the value here is on New York.