Saturday, March 12, 2016
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The New York Islanders travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Bruins on Saturday, March 12, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Islanders at +109 and the Bruins at -120. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
New York comes into this matchup having played 65 games. They have an overall record of 37-20-8 and on the road they have a record of 17-12-4. Currently they are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 189 goals and given up 163 goals for a point differential of +26. The Islanders have 8 overtime losses including 4 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 7-1-2. For the season they have an ATS record of 36-28 and an over/under record of 26-34-5. Boston shows up with a record of 38-23-8 including 15-16-5 at home this season. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 210 goals and surrendered 187 for a goal differential of +23. The Bruins have 8 losses in OT and 1 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 6-2-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 37-31 while their over/under record sits at 31-29-9.
John Tavares has accumulated 53 total points this season for the Islanders. He has 25 goals this season with 205 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 28 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Kyle Okposo has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 17 goals on 152 shots. He has 35 assists giving him a total of 52 points on the season. Jaroslav Halak has 18 wins and 13 losses this season in net for the Islanders. He has had 984 shots against him and has given up 80 goals. He has made 904 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Patrice Bergeron has accumulated 61 total points this season for the Bruins. He has 28 goals this season with 230 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 33 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Loui Eriksson has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 25 goals on 147 shots. He has 25 assists giving him a total of 50 points on the season. Tuukka Rask has 27 wins and 18 losses this season in net for the Bruins. He has had 1,602 shots against him and has given up 131 goals. He has made 1,471 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Islanders have 82 total points this season. They have scored 185 goals while giving up 159 goals. They have had 190 power play opportunities and have scored 38 goals on those chances for a percentage of 20%. The Islanders have allowed 191 power play opportunities and given up 27 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 86%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.41% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Bruins have a total of 84 points on the season. They have 42 power play goals on 198 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 21%. They have allowed 230 power play opportunities and have given up 41 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. As a team, the Islanders have a total of 206 goals scored while they've given up 186 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.51%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
New York has a Corsi percentage of 49.8% as they've attempted 3,700 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,729 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 50.1% as they have 2,707 attempts while they've given up 2,699 shots on the defensive end. The Islanders start possessions in the offensive zone 52.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.5% for the season. They have 1,858 face off wins compared to 1,852 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.1%. On defense New York has 1,886 hits and they've blocked 1,030 shots from the opposition.
Boston has attempted 3,858 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,039 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 48.9% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 49.2% as they have 2,921 shots while they've given up 3,022 attempts on defense. The Bruins have an offensive zone percentage of 49% and their defensive zone percentage is 51% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50% as they've compiled 2,163 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,164 face off losses. On defense Boston has blocked 1,017 shot attempts and they have 1,806 hits as a unit.
New York Islanders Betting Trends
The New York Islanders are 36-28 straight up
The New York Islanders are 26-34-5 against the over/under
Boston Bruins Betting Trends
The Boston Bruins are 37-31 straight up
The Boston Bruins are 31-29-9 against the over/under
New York Islanders Injuries
03/09/16 GO Jaroslav Halak Groin expected to miss 6-8 weeks
03/09/16 D Marek Zidlicky Upper Body "?" Saturday vs Boston
03/08/16 D Calvin de Haan Lower Body out indefinitely
02/25/16 C Mikhail Grabovski Upper Body out indefinitely
01/18/16 D Adam Pelech Shoulder out for season
Boston Bruins Injuries
11/03/15 C Chris Kelly Leg out indefinitely
03/10/16 D Kevan Miller Upper Body "?" Saturday vs New York Islanders
02/08/16 GO Malcolm Subban Throat out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Boston
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