New York Islanders at Boston Bruins NHL Picks & Predictions 12/9/2017
Saturday, December 9, 2017
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The New York Islanders head to TD Garden to take on the Boston Bruins on Saturday, December 9, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Islanders at +122 and the Bruins at -135.
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New York has a record of 16-9-3 this year and away from home they have a record of 8-8-1. They are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They have tallied 104 goals and surrendered 96 goals for a point differential of +8. For the year they have an ATS mark of 16-12-0 and an over/under record of 19-8-0. Boston has a record of 13-9-4 including 8-4-2 on home ice this year. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 75 goals and have given up 74 for a goal differential of +1. Their record against the spread is 13-13-0 while their over/under mark is 13-13-0.
Valuable New York Islanders Betting Trends
The New York Islanders are 16-12-0 straight up this year
The New York Islanders are 19-8-0 against the over/under this season
Important Boston Bruins Betting Trends
The Boston Bruins are 13-13-0 straight up this year
The Boston Bruins are 13-13-0 against the over/under this season
Key New York Islanders Injuries
12/03/17 LW Shane Prince Ankle IR (10/06)
11/08/17 LW Nikolay Kulemin Upper Body IR (11/06)
Key Boston Bruins Injuries
12/07/17 C Ryan Spooner Lower Body IR (12/06)
11/26/17 C Peter Cehlarik Lower Body IR (11/25)
10/20/17 D Adam McQuaid Fibula IR (10/19)
Anders Lee has scored 28 total points this year for the Islanders. He has 16 goals this season with 66 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 24%. He has a total of 12 assists on the year and averages 17.1 minutes played per contest. Josh Bailey averages 17.9 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by tallying 5 goals on 46 attempts. He has 26 assists, giving him a total of 31 points on the year. Jaroslav Halak has 8 wins and 6 losses this season in goal for the Islanders. He has 464 shots against him and he's surrendered 45 goals. He's made 419 stops for a save percentage of 90%.
Brad Marchand has 22 total points this season for the Bruins. He has 10 goals this year with 44 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 23%. He has a total of 12 assists on the year and averages 21 minutes played per contest. David Pastrnak averages 18.8 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 18% by scoring 14 goals on 76 attempts. He has 11 assists, giving him a total of 25 points on the year. Tuukka Rask has 6 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Bruins. He has 446 shots against him and he's given up 41 goals. He's made 405 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Islanders have 35 total points this year, which is 9th in the NHL. They've scored 104 goals while giving up 96 scores, which has them ranked 2nd and 6th respectively. They have had 96 power play chances and scored 20 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 21%. That is 11th in the league. The Islanders have given up 90 power play opportunities and surrendered 24 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 73%, ranking them 30th when short-handed. They average 31 shots per contest and as a team shoot 11.95% for the year. They allow 33 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 90%, which is 25th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bruins are 19th in the league with a total of 30 points this season. They have 16 power play goals on 84 chances for a percentage of 19%. That is 17th in the NHL. They've given up 79 power play opportunities and surrendered 12 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%, ranking 3rd overall. As a team, the Bruins are 28th with a total of 75 goals scored while they've given up 74 goals this season, ranking 27th in goals against. They average 31 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.26%. As a unit they give up 30 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 17th overall in the NHL.
New York has a Corsi percentage of 48.9% as they've tried 1,600 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,669 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 21st in Corsi percentage. They are 20th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 48.5% as they have 1,180 shots while they've given up 1,252 attempts on defense. The Islanders start possessions in the offensive zone 49.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.8% for the year. That puts them 21st and 10th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 784 face-off wins as opposed to 873 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.3%. That is 28th overall in the NHL. On defense New York has 558 hits and they've blocked 417 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 12th in the league.
The Bruins are 5th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 53.9% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 46.1% for the season, which is 26th in the NHL. They have 831 face-off wins compared to 809 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.7%. That is 10th in the league. On defense Boston has 635 hits and they have blocked 371 shots from the opposition, which is 28th in the league. Boston is 11th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 50.7% as they've attempted 1,506 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,462 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 51.3% ranks 11th as they have 1,148 attempts while they have given up 1,091 shots on the defensive end.
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