Boston Bruins vs New York Islanders Prediction, 2/13/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Bruins vs New York Islanders
Date: Saturday, February 13, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Bruins (-129) Islanders (+117)
Barclays Center is the site where Semyon Varlamov and the New York Islanders (5-4-3) will take on the Boston Bruins (9-1-2) on Saturday. The Islanders open this matchup at +117 while the Bruins are coming in at -129. The total opens at 5.5.
The Bruins will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 3-2 win against the Rangers in their previous outing. The Corsi for the Bruins sat at 57 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 42 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 57.6%. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 60.9% and their PDO rating was 100.0 in this game. Boston recorded 11 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Bruins had a middle of the road offensive output in this victory. Their Fenwick came in at 40 and the Fenwick Against sat at 34, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 54.1%. They compiled 23 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 11 opportunities to win the face-off. In addition, they had 2 chances on the power play but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. In the game, they were able to notch a goal on 3 of the 32 shots they put on goal.
The Bruins have had 293 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .911. While at even strength, the Bruins have surrendered 21 goals while earning 22 on the offensive side of the ice. Boston Bruins opponents have tallied 43 power play tries (16th in professional hockey) and have a total of 5 goals in those attempts. For the season, they have racked up 20 points and their points percentage is sitting at .833. Boston has taken 383 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.7%. In reference to their goal scoring prowess, the Boston Bruins have notched 37 goals (15th in the NHL) on the year and have conceded 26. Boston has tallied 38 power play chances and they have tallied 12 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 31.58%.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Tuukka Rask. Rask has been involved in 544 games during his NHL career. He has an overall mark of 297-159-65 and was named the starter in 523 games. The opposition has scored 1,182 goals versus Rask in his career and his goals against average per contest is 2.27. Rask has seen 15,076 shots taken against him and has amassed 13,894 total saves. His save percentage is at .922 for his 31,303 minutes played. In his career, Rask has recorded 318 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .608.
When they took the ice last, New York faced off against the Penguins in a matchup where the Islanders ended up taking the loss by a tally of 4-3. New York earned a 47.2% Corsi rate. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that New York played and it shows us they played like an average team. Their Fenwick rate came in at 50.0% by compiling a Fenwick of 36 and the Penguins ending the game with a 36 Fenwick at even strength. They had a PDO at even strength of 98 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 45.7%. The Islanders recorded 3 goals out of the 29 shots on goal they attempted. They had 1 chance on the power play in this matchup and recorded 1 on that try.
The Islanders have scored 20 goals at even strength and 8 goals (19th in hockey) while having a power play advantage. New York has attempted 349 shots (21st in pro hockey) and has a shot percentage of 8.02%, while allowing the other team 340 shots. For the season, the New York Islanders have tallied 28 goals, 13 points, as well as a points percentage of .542. They have recorded 41 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 19.51%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 80.65% on their opponents 31 chances on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 8.0%. They have allowed 30 goals to be scored by of a combination of 24 goals at even strength and 6 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the ice you are going to see Semyon Varlamov defending the net. He has tallied 13,820 stops out of 15,093 shots attempted against him, which gives him a rate of .916. Varlamov has amassed a career mark of 237-185-58 and has played in 502 contests. He has made the start in 479 games and has played 28,733 minutes. Varlamov's quality start rate comes in at 55.5% and he has 266 quality starts in his pro career. His opponents are averaging 2.66 goals per contest and he has allowed 1,273 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Boston (-129)
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