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New York Islanders vs Boston Bruins Prediction 3-2-24 Picks

Boston Bruins (35-12-14) vs. New York Islanders (25-20-14)
March 2, 2024 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: New York Islanders +117 / Boston Bruins -145; Over/Under: 5.5
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The Boston Bruins and New York Islanders face off on Saturday in an NHL showdown at UBS Arena. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Bruins vs Islanders prediction.

Bruins Coming off Important Win

The Bruins faced off against the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday night and they were able to secure the 5-4 victory. Morgan Geekie had a strong game putting up three goals. The Bruins are averaging 3.34 goals while their defense is giving up 2.72 goals per game. The offense is ranked 9th in the league while the defense is ranked 7th. David Pastrnak has been the top player for the Bruins scoring 38 goals and adding 39 assists so far this season. There are three different players that have scored at least 50 points.

Which Islanders Team Shows Up?

The Islanders have been a bit inconsistent heading into this game, and the hope is that the good Islanders team shows up here. In the last game against the Detroit Red Wings, the Islanders scored five goals and they ended up winning by two goals. The Islanders are averaging 2.95 goals, while their defense is giving up 3.32 goals per game. In this game, the defense is going to need to step up. Mathew Barzal has scored 18 goals and added 45 assists so far this season. 

New York Islanders Team Facts

  • The underdogs have won four of the Islanders’ last five games.
  • The Islanders have covered the puck line in 14 of their last 15 games as underdogs against Eastern Conference opponents.
  • The Islanders have lost the second period in each of their last four games.
  • The ‘Over 1.5 Goals Period 2′ market has hit in 14 of the Islanders’ last 15 night games at UBS Arena.

Boston Bruins Team Facts

  • The Bruins have won each of their last six games against the Islanders.
  • The underdogs have covered the puck line in each of the Bruins’ last 10 games.
  • The Bruins have won the third period in each of their last four night games against the Islanders following a home win.
  • The ‘Over 1.5 Goals Period 3′ market has hit in each of the Bruins’ last six games following a home win.

Bruins vs Islanders Betting Prediction 

The bad Islanders team is going to show up here. At times, the Islanders defense has been an issue, and they are going to really struggle to defend in this game. The Bruins are averaging 3.34 goals, and they are going to have no issue running up the score here. I expect the Bruins are going to score at least five goals and that will be enough to knock off the Islanders. Back the Bruins. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Bruins ML

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