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New York Islanders vs Boston Bruins Betting Matchup Report

Boston Bruins

New York Islanders
8-4-0 November 02, 2013, 07:00 PM | Nassau Coliseum 5-5-3

The hockey wagering menu sees a clash between New York and Boston on Saturday, with the host Islanders trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The Bruins will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 8-4-0 this season, while the Islanders are 5-5-3. Boston is 2-7-3 on the totals; New York is 8-4-1.

View Boston Bruins vs New York Islanders Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as -126 moneyline favorites in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under wagers, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

This game matches up the No. 9 (Islanders) and the No. 8 (Bruins) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Ducks at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Bruins at -144 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

New York was a 5-4 winner in its last match on the road against the Senators. They won as +140 underdogs, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 7-ranked offense (3.23 goals per game) against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 2 at 1.83 goals per game allowed. The Islanders powerplay has clicked at a 23.26% rate while the Bruins have a 78.38% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Bruins at Islanders trends to consider:
Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games on the road
Boston is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games when playing NY Islanders
NY Islanders is 1-4-1 SU in its last 6 games
NY Islanders is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of NY Islanders's last 12 games at home
NY Islanders is 5-16 SU in its last 21 games when playing Boston

Next up:
Boston at Dallas, Tuesday, November 5th
New York at Washington, Tuesday, November 5th