Boston Bruins vs New York Islanders NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/15/21

Boston Bruins vs New York Islanders NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/15/21 Photo by Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

New York Islanders (27-11-4) at Boston Bruins (22-12-6)

NHL Hockey: Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)

The Line: Boston Bruins -110 / New York Islanders +100 --- Over/Under: 5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The New York Islanders and Boston Bruins meet Thursday in NHL action at the TD Garden.

The New York Islanders look for a win after winning five of their last six games. The New York Islanders are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 18.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Brock Nelson leads New York with 15 goals, Nick Leddy has 24 assists and Mathew Barzal has 112 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 81.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Semyon Varlamov has given up 61 goals on 778 shots faced and Ilya Sorokin has allowed 32 goals on 377 shots.

The Boston Bruins look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Boston Bruins are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 23.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Brad Marchand leads Boston with 19 goals, David Krejci has 21 assists and Patrice Bergeron has 135 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 85.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Tuukka Rask has given up 35 goals on 377 shots faced and Jaroslav Halak has allowed 41 goals on 456 shots.

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The Islanders are 6-1 in their last 7 Thursday games and 22-8 in their last 30 overall. The Bruins are 2-10 in their last 12 games following a win and 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The under is 5-0 in Islanders last 5 overall. The under is 15-6-1 in Bruins last 22 overall. The Islanders are 5-0 in the last 5 meetings. The home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The underdog is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.

The New York Islanders are a team I've blindly backed dating back to last season and there's no reason to stop now. The Boston Bruins continue to run hot and cold and can come out flat offensively at times. The Islanders are not only playing the better hockey right now, but they've also won all five meetings against the Bruins this season. The Islanders and plus money in any shape is a must bet.

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Randy’s Pick New York Islanders +100

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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