Boston Bruins vs New York Islanders NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/16/21

Boston Bruins vs New York Islanders NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/16/21 Photo by Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

New York Islanders (27-12-4) at Boston Bruins (23-12-6)

NHL Hockey: Friday, April 16, 2021 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)

The Line: Boston Bruins -117 / New York Islanders -103 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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

The New York Islanders look for a win after winning five of their last seven 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 winning five of their last eight 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 22-7 in their last 29 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-1 in their last 5 Friday games. The Bruins are 8-1 in their last 9 Friday games and 2-7 in their last 9 games playing on 0 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 Boston Bruins won last night pretty comfortably and they're going to be favored on their home ice more times than not. However, the Islanders are still a tough team to bet against when the price is reasonable, and they've won five of the six meetings against the Bruins this season. The Islanders have also been money playing on the end of back to backs. I'm still driving the Islanders bandwagon.

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Randy’s Pick New York Islanders -103

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

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