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Last Updated Mar 26, 2022, 16:21 PM

New York Islanders vs. Boston Bruins Picks, Predictions, Odds

The New York Islanders (28-25-9) will face the Boston Bruins (40-19-5) at TD Garden in Boston on Saturday afternoon. Puck drop is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. ET, and the game can be viewed on NHL Network.

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Score Prediction

Islanders 3, Bruins 2

Best Bet

Islanders +134 ML
Under 5.5 (-118)

NEW YORK ISLANDERS vs. BOSTON BRUINS PREDICTIONS

The Islanders have struggled for most of the season, but lately Barry Trotz's bunch has started to turn things around. New York has won the past two games against Detroit and Ottawa by a combined 8-2 score, while winning four of the past five overall, and seven of the previous nine (7-1-1) with just one loss in regulation on March 20 in Philadelphia.

The last time these teams played at UBS Arena in Elmont, the Islanders came away with a 4-1 victory behind Ilya Sorokin as the total pushed Feb. 17. Prior to that, the Islanders picked up a 3-1 win behind Semyon Varlamov, also in Elmont, on Dec. 16 as the UNDER hit. So how will the Isles fare in their first trip to Beantown this season?

The B's nipped the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 on Thursday behind Jeremy Swayman, a goalie who hasn't faced the Islanders so far this season. Boston has won three in a row, while going for six wins in the past seven outings. Five of those wins are in one-goal games.

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NEW YORK ISLANDERS vs. BOSTON BRUINS BETTING ODDS

Islanders +134
Bruins -161
Islanders +1.5 (-213)
Bruins -1.5 (+172)
Over 5.5 (-110)
Under 5.5 (-110)

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NEW YORK ISLANDERS vs. BOSTON BRUINS BETTING RESOURCES

  • Date: Saturday, March 26, 2022
  • Matchup: Metropolitan vs. Atlantic
  • Venue: TD Garden
  • Location: Boston, Mass.
  • TV-Time: NHL Network - 12:30 p.m. ET

NEW YORK ISLANDERS BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 28-25-9
  • ATS: 29-33
  • O/U: 27-32-3

The Islanders have taken care of business lately, picking off six straight opponents on home ice. They're still 15 points back of a playoff spot with just 20 games to play, so the postseason likely isn't happening. Now, New York hits the road looking to maintain the same success it has had at home lately.

The Isles lost 2-1 at Philadelphia in their most recent trip, and they're 3-6-2 across the past 11 games on away ice. The Islanders are also 3-12 in the past 15 as a road underdog, while going 6-22 in the past 28 against teams with a winning overall record.

As far as totals are concerned, the OVER is 11-5-1 in the past 17 games overall, while going 12-5 in the past 17 on the road. The OVER is also 6-2-1 in the previous nine against teams with a winning overall record.

BOSTON BRUINS BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 40-19-5
  • ATS: 24-40
  • O/U: 29-30-5

The Bruins have posted victories in 13 of the past 16 games overall, rising up the Atlantic Division standings. The addition of Hampus Lindholm gives them some nice size and sandpaper from a blueliner heading into the postseason.

Boston has won four of the past five games at home, while going 28-12 in the past 40 games as a home favorite. The B's have picked up four consecutive wins against Eastern Conference foes, too.

On totals, the UNDER is 4-0-2 in the past six games for the Bruins, while going 3-0-1 in the past four against teams with a losing overall record. The UNDER is 4-1 in the past five as a favorite, too, while going 3-1-1 in the past five at TD Garden.

The Islanders have won five straight meetings against the Bruins. (AP)

NEW YORK ISLANDERS vs. BOSTON BRUINS BETTING CONCLUSION

There is no explaining it really. Sometimes teams just seem to have a handle on another team, even if one team is having a down season and another is playing at a high level. The Islanders have struggled all season, but still have maintained their mastery of the Bruins with two wins on home ice earlier in the season.

It seems unfathomable that the Bruins will lose on home ice against the Islanders, who are certain to miss the playoffs. But New York has been playing with a lot of confidence lately, and it's not the team the B's want to see invading TD Garden when Boston is trying to work its way up the standings and improve its playoff seeding. I'm certainly not betting against the Isles, and will take a nice road value when I see it. Until Boston turns the tables on New York in this series, keep backing the visitors.

NEW YORK ISLANDERS vs. BOSTON BRUINS BETTING TRENDS

  • Islanders are 4-1 in the past five games overall.
  • Islanders are 3-8 in the past 11 road games.
  • Islanders are 6-22 in the past 28 vs. winning teams.
  • Islanders are 6-22 in the past 28 as an underdog.
  • Islanders are 3-12 in the past 15 as a road 'dog.
  • Bruins are 13-3 in the past 16 games overall.
  • Bruins are 4-1 in the past five home games.
  • Bruins are 51-22 in the past 73 as a favorite.
  • Bruins are 28-12 in the past 40 as a home favorite.
  • The OVER is 11-5-1 in the past 17 for the Islanders.
  • The OVER is 12-5 in the past 17 road games for the Islanders.
  • The OVER is 6-2-1 in the past nine vs. winning teams for the Islanders.
  • The UNDER is 4-0-2 in the past six games for the Bruins.
  • The UNDER is 3-1-1 in the past five home games for the Bruins.
  • The UNDER is 3-0-1 in the past four vs. losing teams for the Bruins.
  • The Islanders have won five straight meetings vs. Bruins.
  • The home team is 4-1 in the past five meetings.
  • The OVER is 3-0-1 in the past four meetings in Boston.

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