Boston Bruins at New York Islanders NHL Parlay 1/18/2018
Thursday, January 18, 2018
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The Boston Bruins head to Barclays Center to take on the New York Islanders on Thursday, January 18, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Bruins at -185 and the Islanders at +166.
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Boston has a record of 24-10-8 this year and away from home they have a record of 10-5-4-2. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They've tallied 137 goals and surrendered 108 goals for a point differential of +29. For the year they have an ATS mark of 24-18-0 and an over/under record of 20-21-0. New York has a record of 23-19-4, including 13-6-3-1 on home ice this year. They are 6th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 159 goals and have given up 168 for a goal differential of -9. Their record against the spread is 23-23-0 while their over/under mark is 30-13-0.
Valuable Boston Bruins Betting Trends
The Boston Bruins are 24-18-0 straight up this year
The Boston Bruins are 20-21-0 against the over/under this season
Important New York Islanders Betting Trends
The New York Islanders are 23-23-0 straight up this year
The New York Islanders are 30-13-0 against the over/under this season
Key Boston Bruins Injuries
12/30/17 D Adam McQuaid Leg IR (10/19)
01/16/18 LW Jake DeBrusk Flu is OUT Wednesday vs Montreal
01/16/18 D Kevan Miller Flu is OUT Wednesday vs Montreal
Key New York Islanders Injuries
12/28/17 D Johnny Boychuk Lower Body IR (12/27)
12/18/17 D Calvin de Haan Shoulder IR (12/16)
11/08/17 LW Nikolay Kulemin Shoulder IR (11/06)
01/16/18 C Casey Cizikas Upper Body is doubtful Thursday vs Boston
01/16/18 RW Josh Bailey Lower Body is "?" Thursday vs Boston
01/16/18 LW Shane Prince Upper Body left last game, is "?" Thursday vs Boston
01/14/18 LW Andrew Ladd Upper Body IR (01/05)
Tuukka Rask has 15 wins and 8 losses this season in goal for the Bruins. He has 767 shots against him and he's surrendered 62 goals. He's made 705 stops for a save percentage of 92%. Brad Marchand has scored 41 total points this year for the Bruins. He has 18 goals this season with 91 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 20%. He has a total of 23 assists on the year and averages 20.1 minutes played per contest. David Pastrnak averages 18.3 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by tallying 17 goals on 113 attempts. He has 22 assists, giving him a total of 39 points on the year.
Anders Lee has 41 total points this season for the Islanders. He has 26 goals this year with 111 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 23%. He has a total of 15 assists on the year and averages 17.1 minutes played per contest. Jaroslav Halak has 13 wins and 13 losses this season in net for the Islanders. He has 939 shots against him and he's given up 88 goals. He's made 851 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Josh Bailey averages 17.8 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 12 goals on 74 attempts. He has 38 assists, giving him a total of 50 points on the year.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bruins have given up 128 power play opportunities and surrendered 22 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83% this season. That is 9th in the league. They average 32 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.29% for the year. They allow 30 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 92%, ranking them 8th in the NHL at stopping the puck. The Bruins are 7th overall with 56 total points this year. They are 9th in the league with 137 goals and 30th in goals allowed with 108. They've had 135 power play chances and scored 28 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 21%. That is 11th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Islanders are 2nd with a total of 159 goals scored while they are 1st with 168 goals surrendered this season. They average 31 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 11.10%. As a unit they give up 35 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them 29th in the league. The Islanders have a total of 50 points this season, which is 20th in the NHL. They have had 30 power play goals on 150 chances for a percentage of 20%. That is 13th overall. They've given up 145 power play opportunities and surrendered 38 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 74%, ranking 30th when short-handed.
Boston has a Corsi percentage of 51.4% as they've tried 2,468 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,331 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 10th in Corsi percentage. They are 6th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 51.6% as they have 1,855 shots while they've given up 1,742 attempts on defense. The Bruins start possessions in the offensive zone 54.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 45.9% for the year. That puts them 3rd and 26th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,369 face-off wins as opposed to 1,286 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.6%. That is 4th overall in the NHL. On defense Boston has 1,003 hits and they've blocked 589 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 31st in the league.
The Islanders are 28th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 48.4% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 51.6% for the season, which is 8th in the NHL. They have 1,356 face-off wins compared to 1,441 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.5%. That is 25th in the league. On defense New York has 984 hits and they have blocked 694 shots from the opposition, which is 7th in the league. New York is 26th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 48.1% as they've attempted 2,643 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,852 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 47.4% ranks 29th as they have 1,941 attempts while they have given up 2,158 shots on the defensive end.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction? Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Boston -185 and over 5.5 total goals
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Boston -185 and over 5.5 total goals
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