Boston Bruins vs New York Islanders Prediction, 1/18/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Bruins vs New York Islanders
Date: Monday, January 18, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Bruins (-120) Islanders (+100)
Barclays Center is the site where Semyon Varlamov and the New York Islanders will take on the Boston Bruins on Monday. The Islanders open this game at +100 while the Bruins are coming in at -120. The total has been set at 5.5.
The Bruins will need a bounce back game after taking a 2 - 1 loss against the Devils in their last game. The Bruins could have played much better offensively in this defeat. In the game, they finished 1 out of the 28 shots they attempted. In addition, they had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to notch a goal in these power play chances. Boston racked up 13 penalty mins for this matchup. The Corsi for the Bruins was 41 and the Corsi against was 44 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 48.2%. Their Fenwick was 35 and the Fenwick against sat at 34, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 50.7%. They won 28 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 20 of the face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 54.0% and they had a PDO of 92.3 in this one. In terms of their opponent's stats, the New Jersey Devils racked up a total of 31 shots. They finished with 11 penalty minutes and they notched 3 power play attempts.
In net for Boston is Tuukka Rask from Caledonia, Ontario. He is 33 years old and has played a total of 65 mins in goal for the season. Rask allows 1.85 goals per contest which places him at 5th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 6th in the NHL among goaltenders. So far this year, he's allowed 2 goals. He's earned a save % of .909 which places him at 10th among Eastern Conference goaltenders. Thus far in the season, Boston has scored a total of 3 goals which is good for 14th in the Eastern Conference and 26th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -1, putting them at 19th in the NHL. The Bruins currently have a total of 3 pts, which is good for 8th in the NHL and 5th in the East. Regarding shots on goal, they currently have a total of 65 which is good for 7th in the East and 13th in the NHL. As a group, Boston has a total of 28 hits which means they have an average of 14 per contest. They currently have a total of 17 blocks for this year.
The Islanders faced the Rangers in a matchup where the Islanders took the loss by a final of 5 - 0. New York wound up with a 39.7% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 29 and they surrendered a Corsi of 44. Their Fenwick percentage was 44.6% by notching a Fenwick of 25 and the Rangers having earned a 31 Fenwick. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game New York played and we'd say it was a below average outing in all. Their PDO at even strength was 82.6 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 53.1%. The Islanders converted 0 goals of the 23 shots on goal they tried. They had 4 power play chances in this one but weren't able to score a goal. In discussing the opposition, the Rangers had 8 power play opportunities and ended up scoring 1 goal. New York gave way to 32 shots on goal and the Rangers had a total of 8 penalty mins.
In net for New York is Semyon Varlamov who is having a good season by allowing only 0 goals per game and that has him ranked 1st in the East and 1st in the NHL among goaltenders. With regard to goal differential, they are currently ranked 13th in the conference and 21st in the NHL with -1. They have a total of 4 goals for the year which ranks 13th in the conference. New York has a save percentage as a team of .911 which currently has them ranked 16th in the NHL, meaning chances to score may be scarce. They have a team shooting percentage of 7.1% which puts them at 13th in the Eastern Conference.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take New York (+100) and under 5.5 goals
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