New York Islanders at Boston Bruins - 4/15/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

New York Islanders at Boston Bruins - 4/15/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Bruins (22-12-6) vs New York Islanders (27-11-4)

Game Info: Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)

Betting Odds: Boston Bruins -110 / New York Islanders +100 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New York Islanders and the Boston Bruins meet in NHL action from the TD Garden on Thursday night.

The New York Islanders will look to build on a 3-2 win over the New York Rangers in their last matchup. Mathew Barzal leads the Islanders in scoring with 37 points including 13 goals and a team-high 24 assists while Jordan Eberle has 27 points with 14 goals and 13 assists. Brock Nelson, Josh Bailey and Nick Leddy all have 25 points on the year, with Nelson logging a team-high 15 goals with 10 assists while Bailey has 19 apples and Leddy has a team-high 24 helpers this season. As a team, New York is averaging 2.9 goals on 29.5 shots with an 18.6% success rate on the power play while allowing 2.3 goals on 27.6 shots against with an 81.6% success rate on the PK.

The Boston Bruins will look to build off of a 3-2 shootout loss to the Buffalo Sabres in their last matchup. Brad Marchand leads the Bruins in scoring with 48 points including team-highs of 19 goals and 29 assists while Patrice Bergeron has 35 points with 16 goals and 19 assists and David Pastrnak has 32 points with 16 goals and 16 apples this season. David Krejci also has 21 assists and Craig Smith has 9 goals and 15 apples with both Smith and Krejci adding 24 points apiece so far this season. As a team, Boston is averaging 2.7 goals per game on 32.2 shots per game with a 23.3% success rate on the power play while allowing 2.6 goals on 27.6 shots against with an 85.4% success rate killing off penalties this season.

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New York is 22-8 in their last 30 games overall and 5-2 in their last 7 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games following a win. Boston is 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-10 in their last 12 games following a win while the under is 14-4-1 in their last 19 games as a favorite. The under is 10-4-2 in the last 16 meetings between these two teams.

I get the case that can be made both ways here, as the Bruins have historically been really good at home, but they’re struggling right now, while the Islanders have been picking up steam again, butt hey’re also usually their most vulnerable on the road. Instead, I’m going to side with the under, as the Islanders have played in a bunch of low-scoring battles lately, and the Bruins just don’t look 100% right still and a game where we may see 4 goals if we are lucky, seems to be on the cards here so give me the under in this spot.

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