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The Boston Bruins will be going for their second consecutive road win when they face the New York Islanders on Tuesday night. The Bruins are coming off a 1-0 loss to New Jersey. The Islanders are coming off a 5-2 win over Buffalo.
Boston is 6-3-1 in its last 10 games against New York.
Bruins Trying To Bounce Back From Loss
The Bruins struggled over the past week and have lost four of their last six games. They will try to bounce back from their loss to the Devils with a win over the Islanders, which will give them their third win in their last seven games.
🎥 Coach Bruce Cassidy on the #NHLBruins upcoming crowded schedule: “The depth of your lineup is what comes through for you when you have those difficult stretches…it’s a good challenge for us.” pic.twitter.com/PZ196ZOpt8
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) March 8, 2021
Boston isn’t very good offensively, averaging 2.86 goals per game. They were shutout by the Devils in their last game and will need to score if they want to beat the Islanders.
Brad Marchand leads the way for Boston with 27 points on 12 goals and 15 assists. Patrice Bergeron has 22 points on nine goals and 13 assists, while David Pastrnak has 20 points on 10 goals and 10 assists.
Boston has done a better job defensively, giving up 2.41 goals per game. They gave up a goal in their last game and will need a similar effort if they want to get the win.
Islanders Going For Sixth Consecutive Win
The Islanders are playing very well at the moment and come into this game on a five-game winning streak. They will try to keep the momentum going with a win over the Bruins, which will give them their sixth win in a row and eighth win in their last nine games.
“I like our response. Through the weekend, our response was really good. I thought today, both teams played really hard and played the right way. We were able to capitalize on the chances that we got and we were able to sustain when they had their push.”
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— New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) March 7, 2021
New York is averaging 2.92 goals per game. They finished with five goals on 30 shots in their last game.
Brock Nelson led the way for New York with two goals, while Anders Lee, Casey Cizikas, and Cal Clutterbuck each scored a goal for the Islanders.
New York has also played well defensively, giving up 2.20 goals per game. They gave up two goals in their last game and will need to play better if they want to win this game.
New York is:
- 5-0 in their last 5 overall.
- 7-1 in their last 8 games at home.
- 3-6 in their last 9 games.
The Bottom Line
What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
The Bruins aren’t playing well because they have struggled offensively in recent games, with the team scoring six goals in their last three games. They also haven’t played well on the road, with the team scoring eight goals in their last three road games, so expect them to have a hard time scoring against the Islanders, who have played well defensively at home and have given up seven total goals in their last five games. The Islanders are on a roll offensively and have scored five goals in each of their last three games. The Bruins usually play well defensively, but they have struggled on the road in recent games, giving up 4.66 goals per game in their last three games. With the Islanders playing well offensively and winning the last three games between the two teams, New York is the smart bet here.
New York Islanders -105
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Full-Game Total Pick
The Islanders are averaging 2.92 goals per game, but they have played better in recent games, averaging five goals per game in their last three games. They are facing a defense that gave up 4.66 goals per game in their last three games and will score at least three goals in this game. The Bruins are averaging 2.86 goals per game and 2.46 goals per game on the road. Even though they are facing a team that is giving up two goals per game at home, expect them to score enough goals to push the score over the total. The Bruins and Islanders have played over the total in two of their last three meetings.