Boston favored by -178 against New York on Thursday
New York Islanders vs Boston Bruins Odds
New York pays a visit to Boston on Thursday, hoping to shut down the Bruins bats in hockey action at TD Garden.
The Bruins sit at 26-9-4 on the season; in comparison, the Islanders are currently 20-16-4. Looking to wager on the totals? Boston is 13-23-3 OU, and New York is 22-17-1 OU.
If you're going with the Bruins in this one, they were listed as moneyline favorites of -178 on most hockey betting menus early today for Monday's contest. The over-under was at 5.5 earlier at BetOnline.
The Bruins sit at No. 3 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Islanders sit at a No. 11 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 9-ranked offense (2.9 goals per game) against a Islanders defense that ranks No. 23 at 3 goals per game allowed. The Bruins powerplay has clicked at a 14.7% rate while the Islanders have a 81.5% rate on the penalty kill.
Last time out for New York, they were a 4-1 winner as they battled the Flyers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Islanders at -135 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Last time out for Boston, they were a 5-4 winner as they battled the Devils on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Bruins at -130 were rewarded, while the 9 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
New York Islanders Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing New Jersey are 3-7
After playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After a win are 5-5
Boston Bruins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing New Jersey are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
A few Islanders at Bruins trends to consider:
NY Islanders are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the NY Islanders last 5 games on the road
NY Islanders are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of the NY Islanders last 10 games when playing Boston
Boston is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Boston is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing NY Islanders
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Boston is 10-2 SU in their last 12 games when playing at home against NY Islanders
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