New York Islanders vs Boston Bruins Prediction, 4/16/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Islanders vs Boston Bruins
Date: Friday, April 16, 2021
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Islanders (-103) Bruins (-117)
TD Garden is the site where Jeremy Swayman and the Boston Bruins (22-12-6) will take on the New York Islanders (27-11-4) on Friday. The odds on this game have the Islanders priced at -103 and the Bruins are at -117. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
The Islanders will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 3-2 win against the Rangers in their last outing. The Corsi for the Islanders was 44 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 46 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 48.9%. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 35.2% and they had a PDO of 98.2 for this matchup. New York tallied 8 penalty minutes in this game. The Islanders played like an average offensive team in the win. Their Fenwick came in at 36 and the Fenwick against finished at 39, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 48.0%. They recorded 26 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 18 attempts to take control of the puck. Furthermore, they had 3 power play opportunities and scored 1 goal. For the matchup, they converted 3 of the 32 shots they put on net.
Pertaining to scoring goals, the New York Islanders have accumulated 121 goals (15th in the National Hockey League) this year and have given up 97. For the season, they have earned 58 points and their points percentage is sitting at .690. New York has accounted for 113 power play opportunities and they have notched 21 goals out of those advantages, giving them a percentage of 18.58%. When at even strength, the Islanders have conceded 78 goals while earning 100 themselves. New York has taken 1,237 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.8%. The Islanders have had 1,159 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .916. New York Islanders opponents have earned 103 power play opportunities (31st in hockey) and have earned 19 goals in those chances.
The player between the pipes for this game is Ilya Sorokin. In his career, Sorokin has earned 11 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .733. He has a save percentage of .915 during his 886 minutes played. Sorokin has had 377 shots taken against him and has recorded 345 total saves. The opposition has scored 32 goals against Sorokin in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.17. He has earned an overall record of 11-3-1 and he has started in 15 games. Sorokin has been involved in 15 contests throughout his pro hockey career.
In their last outing, Boston squared up with the Sabres in a game where the Bruins notched a victory by a mark of 3-2. Boston wound up with a 58.5% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Boston played and you can say they had a mediocre outing. Their Fenwick percentage was 61.0% by amassing a Fenwick of 47 and the Sabres ending the game with a 30 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO was 97 and they had an oZS percentage of 69.6%. The Bruins had 3 goals out of the 34 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 1 power play attempt in this one but weren't able to put one in the back of the net.
The Bruins are sitting with 80 goals at even strength and 28 goals (13th in the league) while on the power play. Boston has tried 1,288 shots (9th in pro hockey) and has a shot percentage of 8.39%, while allowing the other team 1,105 shots. For the year, the Boston Bruins have accumulated 108 goals, 50 points, as well as a points percentage of .625. They have earned 121 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 23.14%. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 85.71% on the other teams 133 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 90.6%. They have allowed 104 goals to be scored by of a combination of 85 goals at even strength and 19 goals while they were shorthanded.
For the opposition you are expected to see Jeremy Swayman protecting the goal. Opponents are averaging 2.22 goals per game and he has allowed 9 goals altogether. Swayman's percentage of quality starts sits at 75.0% and he has made 3 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. He has started in 4 games and has been on the ice for 244 mins. Swayman is the owner of a career mark of 3-1-0 and has been in goal for 4 contests. He has accrued 112 stops out of the 121 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save % of .926.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Boston (-117)
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