Islanders vs Bruins Hockey Game Preview
New York Islanders vs Boston Bruins Odds
The visiting Islanders hope for a solid performance on Friday as they look to steal a win at TD Garden against the Boston Bruins.
The Bruins sport records of 2-0-1 heading into this matchup, while the Islanders sit at 2-1 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 1-2 for the Bruins and 2-1 for the Islanders.
Sportsbooks had installed the Bruins as -215 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line.
This game matches up the No. 2 (Bruins) and the No. 25 (Islanders) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 14-ranked offense (2.7 goals per game) against a Islanders defense that ranks No. 14 at 3 goals per game allowed. The Bruins powerplay has clicked at a 7.1% rate while the Islanders have a 100% rate on the penalty kill.
In their last action, New York was a 7-4 winner on the road against the Maple Leafs. Bettors on New York at -104 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
Last time out for Boston, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -122 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
New York Islanders Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing New Jersey are 3-7
After playing Toronto are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
Boston Bruins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing NY Rangers are 9-1
After a loss are 6-4
A few Islanders at Bruins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the NY Islanders last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of the NY Islanders last 8 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the NY Islanders last 7 games on the road
NY Islanders are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games at home
Boston is 9-2 SU in their last 11 games when playing at home against NY Islanders
Boston is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing NY Islanders
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 8 games when playing NY Islanders
NY Islanders at Winnipeg, Sunday, January 27
Boston at Carolina, Monday, January 28