New York Islanders at Boston Bruins - 4/16/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

New York Islanders at Boston Bruins - 4/16/21 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: Friday, April 16, 2021 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)

Betting Odds: Boston Bruins -117 / New York Islanders -103 --- 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 Friday night.

The New York Islanders come into this one looking to take another meeting against Boston after the first leg of the back-to-back on Thursday. Heading into Thursday’s matchup, Mathew Barzal leads New York in scoring with 37 points including 13 goals and a team-leading 24 assists while Jordan Eberle has logged 27 points with 14 goals and 13 helpers. Brock Nelson, Josh Bailey and Nick Leddy each have 25 points this year, with Nelson registering a team-high 15 goals with 10 assists while Bailey has 19 assists and Leddy has a team-high 24 apples this season. As a team, New York is averaging 2.9 goals on 29.5 shots with an 18.6% success rate on the PP while allowing 2.3 goals on 27.6 shots against with an 81.6% success rate on the penalty kill.

The Boston Bruins will hope to have some rare success against the Islanders at home after Friday’s rematch. Heading into Thursday’s clash, Brad Marchand leads Boston 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 apples and David Pastrnak has chipped in 32 points with 16 goals and 16 helpers this season. David Krejci also has 21 helpers and Craig Smith has 9 goals and 15 assists with both Smith and Krejci adding 24 points up to this point in the year. 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 PP while allowing 2.6 goals on 27.6 shots against with an 85.4% success rate on the penalty kill this season.

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The Islanders have had the bulk of the success this season but you can probably imagine that the Bruins won’t take it being that way for much longer. With that said, both teams have found themselves in play-off type, defensive battles as of late and I think this game could end up being no different. I envision this game finishing 2-1 whichever way you slice it, potentially going to OT, so give me the under here.  

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