The Boston Bruins have started a new winning streak after finally suffering their first regulation loss. Now, after beating the Dallas Stars on Monday, they head home to host the New York Islanders.
Let’s dive into the odds for the game and then I’ll give you my three bold predictions for tonight’s Eastern Conference showdown. If you want to bet on the game, I recommend doing so at WynnBET Sportsbook.
Islanders vs. Bruins odds, puck line, and total
The odds listed below are via WynnBET Sportsbook.
- Islanders +125
- Bruins -145
- Islanders +1.5 (-215)
- Bruins -1.5 (+180)
- 5.5 (Over +100/Under -120)
3 Bold Predictions for Islanders vs. Bruins
Bruins will win by at least two goals
The Islanders are no match for this Bruins team. Entering tonight, the Islanders rank 29th in the NHL in 5-on-5 CORSI% and 20th in 5-on-5 expected goal differential per 60 minutes of play. The Islanders are also entering the game on a bit of a cold streak, having lost two straight games.
You can bet on the Bruins to win by at least two goals at WynnBET at +180 odds.
Brad Marchand will score a goal
It’s not the boldest call in the world, but Brad Marchand is coming off a game where he found the back of the net against the Stars and I think he’ll notch another goal tonight.
He’s been giving himself plenty of opportunities, recording five shots in each of his last three games. He only scored 21 goals in 73 games last year, but he’s on pace to soar past that total this season.
You can bet on him to score at +183 at WynnBET Sportsbook.
There’ll be fewer than four goals scored
We could be in for an all-time goaltending matchup tonight no matter who starts in net for either team. The Bruins and Islanders have the best goaltending duos in the NHL. Jeremy Swayman and Linus Ullmark of the Bruins both rank in the top 10 in save percentage this season, while Semyon Varlamov is second in save percentage and Ilya Sorokin’s sits at .911.
As a result, we could be in for a defensive battle.
At WynnBET Sportsbook, you could bet the alternate total UNDER 4.5 goals at +218.
Odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.
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