New York Islanders vs. Boston Bruins Prediction, NHL Odds

Liam Gilks | Updated May 10, 2021

Patrice Bergeron has been hot for Boston, lately. The Bruins' captain has found the back of the net in five straight games and will look to continue that streak against the Islanders on Monday.

NY Islanders
32-17-4-3
AT
May 10, 2021, 7:00 PM ET
TD Garden
Boston
33-16-5-2
Puckline +1.5 -190
Moneyline +141
Over / Under o +5

34%

Betting Action

66%

Puckline -1.5 +158
Moneyline -169
Over / Under u +5

34%

Betting Action

66%

The New York Islanders travel to Boston on Monday to end their 56 game regular season. Both teams have already clinched their spots in the postseason, but tonight’s game could change the course of the first round.

Islanders vs. Bruins Betting Analysis

The Boston Bruins are -168 favourites to win tonight on the NHL odds board, despite only winning two of seven games against the Islanders this season. There is only one point separating these two teams in the standings and an Islanders win in regulation would pull them ahead of the Bruins. About 62 per cent of early bettors are siding with Boston.

Both teams have an identical 28-27 record against the spread this year. Keep in mind though, New York has only covered in three of their past nine games.

The total is set at 5.5 tonight and it’s worth noting, four of the seven matchups between these teams in 2021 have gone Under. As the visiting team, the Isles hold a 6-20-1 record on the Over/Under. New York does not allow much in terms of offence, ranking second in goals-against in the NHL at 2.27 per game. Boston is also in the top-five, allowing just 2.44 goals per game. Expect to see both Tuuka Rask for Boston and Ilya Sorokin for New York, get the nod in goal tonight.

New York Islanders

The Islanders had a big 5-1 win over the Devils on Saturday, snapping a three game skid. In their last game before the playoffs, expect the Isles to step up and finish their regular season strong.

Brock Nelson scored two goals on Saturday night, giving him the team lead with 18 on the year. Saturday marked the first time in nine games that the Isles scored five goals in a game. That may be an outlier though, as key offensive players are slumping in New York. Jean-Gabriel Pageau has managed just three goals and two assists over his past 20 games.

Looking toward the postseason, the Islanders have a losing record against each of their possible opponents, Washington and Pittsburgh. Clinching third in the division though, could give them home ice if they face Boston in the second round.

Boston Bruins

Just a month ago, the Boston Bruins had Rask and Jaroslav Halak go down with injury, opening roster spots for their AHL goalies. That opportunity was all 22-year-old Jeremy Swayman needed to win his coach over, creating a crowded crease now that the veteran netminders are healthy. While Rask is still the starter and should go tonight, Swayman has been confirmed to start tomorrow night’s season finale in Washington. With that being said, it looks like Halak has been knocked down to the third string role.

The Bruins comeback fell short against the Rangers Saturday night, as the entire “perfection line” scored a goal in the third. Patrice Bergeron scored for the fifth straight game, while David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand each snapped their four game droughts.

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