Boston Bruins vs New York Islanders Prediction, 1/18/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston Bruins vs New York Islanders
Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Location: UBS Arena in Elmont, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Bruins (-172) Islanders (+142)
The Boston Bruins (34-5-4) are traveling to UBS Arena on Wednesday where they will compete against the New York Islanders (23-18-4). The odds on this game have the Bruins at -172 and the Islanders are opening at +142. The over/under comes in at 6.
The Boston Bruins had a good night with a 6-0 win against the Flyers in their previous contest . Boston garnered 28 mins in the box for this game. In addition, they had 2 power play tries and were able to notch 1 goal. The Bruins had a good offensive outing and it showed in the win. In the matchup, they netted 6 of the 29 shots they put on goal.
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While playing at even strength, the Bruins have allowed 70 goals while scoring 123 themselves. Boston Bruins opponents have totaled 152 power play tries (9th in pro hockey) and have scored 21 goals in those chances. In regard to their scoring, the Boston Bruins have accounted for 164 goals (1st in the league) so far this season and have conceded 91. Boston has tried 1,471 shots and has a shooting percentage of 11.2%. For the season, they sit with 72 points and their points percentage is sitting at .837. The Bruins have had 1,255 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .927. Boston is sitting with 147 power play chances and they have added 41 goals during those chances, garnering them a percentage of 27.89%.
The man in net for this game is Linus Ullmark. In his professional hockey career, Ullmark has 106 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .596. His save percentage is at .917 in his 10,633 mins in the crease. Ullmark has seen 5,479 shot attempts against him and has recorded 5,023 saves. Opponents have scored 456 goals versus Ullmark in his NHL career and his goals against average per contest is 2.57. He has accumulated a win-loss mark of 99-59-16 and he started in 178 games. Ullmark has been in goal for 186 games over the course of his professional hockey career.
In their last outing, New York played the Capitals in a game where the Islanders took the loss by a final of 4-3. The Islanders earned 3 goals of the 30 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 1 power play attempt in this matchup but were not able to net one.
The Islanders have accumulated 113 goals at even strength and 23 goals (28th in professional hockey) while on the power play. New York has attempted 1,377 shots (16th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 9.88%, while allowing the opposition 1,406 shots. During this campaign, the New York Islanders have earned a total of 136 goals, 50 points, as well as a points percentage of .556. They have permitted 121 goals to be scored by of a combination of 98 goals at even strength and 23 goals while they had less men on the ice. They have earned 129 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 17.83%. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 82.58% on their opponents 132 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 91.4%.
On the other side of the ice you will find Ilya Sorokin patrolling the crease. His opposition is averaging 2.32 goals per contest and he has yielded 243 goals altogether. Sorokin's percentage of quality starts comes out to 71.4% and he has earned 75 quality starts in his hockey career. He has made the start in 105 games and has been on the ice for 6,277 minutes. Sorokin has earned a lifetime mark of 54-38-14 and has played in 108 games. He has racked up 2,955 saves out of the 3,198 shots attempted against him, which gives him a rate of .924.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Boston (-172)
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