Boston Bruins at New York Islanders NHL Picks & Predictions 1/2/2018
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
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The Boston Bruins travel to Barclays Center to play the New York Islanders on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.
Boston has a record of 21-10-6 this season and on the road they have a record of 8-5-3-2. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 114 goals and given up 94 goals for a point differential of +20. For the season they have an ATS record of 21-16-0 and an over/under record of 17-20-0. New York has a record of 20-14-4 including 12-3-3-1 at home this season. They are 5th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 135 goals and surrendered 133 for a goal differential of +2. Their record against the spread is 20-18-0 while their over/under record is 25-11-0.
Valuable Boston Bruins Betting Trends
The Boston Bruins are 21-16-0 straight up this year
The Boston Bruins are 17-20-0 against the over/under this season
Important New York Islanders Betting Trends
The New York Islanders are 20-18-0 straight up this year
The New York Islanders are 25-11-0 against the over/under this season
Key Boston Bruins Injuries
12/30/17 D Adam McQuaid Leg is "?" Tuesday vs NY Islanders
11/26/17 C Peter Cehlarik Lower Body IR (11/25)
Key New York Islanders Injuries
12/28/17 D Johnny Boychuk Lower Body IR (12/28)
12/18/17 D Calvin de Haan Shoulder IR (12/16)
11/08/17 LW Nikolay Kulemin Upper Body IR (11/06)
Tuukka Rask has 13 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Bruins. He has 676 shots against him and he's given up 52 goals. He's made 624 saves for a save percentage of 92%. David Pastrnak has accumulated 34 total points this season for the Bruins. He has 15 goals this year with 100 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 19 assists on the season and averages 18.5 minutes played per game. Brad Marchand averages 20.4 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 21% by scoring 15 goals on 73 shots. He has 17 assists, giving him a total of 32 points on the season.
Josh Bailey has scored 49 total points this year for the Islanders. He has 11 goals this season with 65 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 38 assists on the season and averages 18.1 minutes played per game. Jaroslav Halak has 11 wins and 9 losses this year in goal for the Islanders. He has 702 shots against him and he's surrendered 65 goals. He's made 637 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Anders Lee averages 17.1 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 26% by scoring 24 goals on 94 shots. He has 15 assists, giving him a total of 39 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bruins have allowed 112 power play opportunities and have given up 18 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84% this year. That is 4th in the NHL. They average 32 shots per game and as a team shoot 9.70% for the season. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%, which is ranked 9th in the league. The Bruins has 48 total points this season, ranking 9th in the NHL in offense. They are 14th in the league with 114 goals while they've given up 94 goals, which is 28th overall. They have had 123 power play opportunities and scored 26 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. That is 9th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Islanders are 2nd with 135 goals scored while they are 2nd in the NHL with 133 goals allowed this year. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 11.33%. They give up 33 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them in 29th place in the league. The Islanders have a total of 44 points this year, which is 14th in the NHL. They have 28 power play goals on 129 opportunities for a percentage of 22%. That ranks their power play unit 7th. They've allowed 115 power play opportunities and have given up 29 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 75%, which is 30th overall.
Boston is 6th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51.7%, as they've attempted 2,194 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,051 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 52% as they have 1,658 attempts while they have given up 1,533 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 6th in the league. The Bruins start possessions in the offensive zone 53.9% of the time, which is 3rd in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.1% for the season. That is 25th overall in the NHL. They have 1,192 face-off wins compared to 1,147 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51%. That ranks them 8th in the league. On defense Boston has 869 hits and they have blocked 518 shots from the opposition, putting them 25th overall.
The Islanders start possessions in the offensive zone 48.9% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.1% for the year. That ranks them 25th and 9th respectively in the NHL. They have 1,104 face-off wins as opposed to 1,185 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.2%. That is 26th in the league. On defense New York has 808 hits and they've blocked 571 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 14th in blocked shots. New York is ranked 20th in Corsi percentage with 48.9% as they've tried 2,184 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,282 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 20th in the NHL at 48.6%, as they have 1,619 shots while they've given up 1,711 attempts on defense.
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