Bruins vs Islanders Prediction NHL Picks Today 11/9

Bruins vs Islanders Prediction NHL Picks Today 11/9

© Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

 

New York Islanders vs. Boston Bruins - NHL Preview

Introduction

Get ready for an exciting NHL showdown as the New York Islanders face off against the Boston Bruins. In this preview, we'll delve into the game's details to provide fans and bettors with insights that can influence their predictions.

 

New York Islanders

The New York Islanders have had a solid start to the season with a record of 5-3-3. They currently sit fourth in the Metropolitan Division, positioning themselves as contenders.

Goaltender Comparison:

In the goaltending department, the Islanders have the talented duo of Ilya Sorokin and Semyon Varlamov. Sorokin has recorded 3 wins, 1 loss, 3 overtime losses, and 1 shutout, with a goals-against average (GA/G) of 3.12 and a save percentage (SV%) of .911. On the other hand, Varlamov has secured 2 wins, 2 losses, and 2 shutouts, with a remarkable GA/G of 1.77 and an outstanding SV% of .950.

 

Boston Bruins

The Boston Bruins have been on fire this season, with a remarkable record of 10-1-1. They currently lead the Atlantic Division, making them early frontrunners for the championship.

Player Comparisons

Let's analyze key player statistics for both the New York Islanders and the Boston Bruins:

Player Points Goals Assists
Noah Dobson (Islanders) 11 4 7
David Pastrnak (Bruins) 17 9 8

With the Islanders' defensive strength and the Bruins' offensive prowess, this matchup has the potential for a low-scoring game.

 

Recent Performances

Before making our prediction, let's consider the recent performances of both teams:

New York Islanders

The Islanders have had mixed results in their recent games, with their most recent game ending in a loss against the Minnesota Wild (L4-2). They've shown moments of brilliance, but consistency has been a challenge.

Boston Bruins

The Boston Bruins have been dominant in their recent performances, with their most recent game ending in a win against the Dallas Stars (W3-2). They've showcased their ability to control the game both offensively and defensively.

 

Prediction

Considering the goaltending talent and the defensive capabilities of both teams, we predict that the under of 5.5 goals is the best bet for this game. The goaltenders, particularly Varlamov and Sorokin for the Islanders, have been exceptional in limiting goals, and the Bruins have a strong defensive presence.

Expect a tightly contested game with an emphasis on defensive strategy. Fans looking for a bet with potential should consider the under bet for a game that is expected to be defined by solid goaltending and defense.

 

Pick: Under 5.5 goals -110

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