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Islanders face Boston Bruins: NHL odds preview and stats

New York IslandersBoston Bruins
March 3, 1:00 PM | TD Garden

New York Islanders vs Boston Bruins Odds

26-29-9TEAM RECORD38-21-3

New York pays a visit to Boston on Saturday, hoping to shut down the Bruins bats in hockey action at TD Garden.

The Islanders will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 26-29-9 this season, while the Bruins are 38-21-3. New York is 32-29-3 on the totals; Boston is 34-26-2.

View NY Islanders vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Bruins were listed as -230 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 17-rated Islanders taking on the No. 2-rated Bruins in this contest.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Boston's No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 3.3 goals per game, against a Islanders defense that ranks No. 25 at 3 goals allowed. The Bruins power play is averaging 18% while the Islanders defense kills off 81.7% of their penalties.

New York lost its last outing, a 6-3 result against the Flyers on March 1. Bettors who backed the Flyers at -177 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

The Bruins were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Devils. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -150 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

New York Islanders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing New Jersey are 4-6
After playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

Boston Bruins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing New Jersey are 7-3
After a win are 0-10

A few Islanders at Bruins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the NY Islanders last 6 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 6 of the NY Islanders last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of the NY Islanders last 12 games on the road
NY Islanders are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games
Boston is 9-1 SU in their last 10 games when playing at home against NY Islanders
Boston is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing NY Islanders
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games when playing NY Islanders
Boston is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next up:
NY Islanders home to New Jersey, Sunday, March 4
Boston at NY Rangers, Sunday, March 4