The end is near for the Boston Bruins. After losing Game 5 just by one goal, the Bruins are now in survival mode and desperate for another win to keep their playoff hopes alive. The New York Islanders could end the series on a high note if they take a win at home. And if they get that win, they will have some extra few days to rest before the next round. Both teams will bring their best tonight.
The home team heads into the contest as the underdog, although they lead the series. Let’s dive into this expert preview of Game 6 of the Bruins vs. Islanders series, along with the latest NHL odds, betting trends and predictions. Be sure to check out for more Stanley Cup Playoffs odds and lines at our online Bitcoin sportsbook before placing your bets!
Bruins vs. Islanders Game 6 Information
- When: Wednesday, June 9th, 2021, 7:30 PM ET
- Where: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, New York
- TV: NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS
- Radio: WRHU 88.7 FM (Islanders) // The Sports Hub 98.5 FM (Bruins)
- Live Stream: NHL Live
- NHL Betting Odds: Boston Bruins (-139) / OU: 5.0
Why Bet on the Boston Bruins?
The Bruins are slowly losing their posture. The battle is not just within the ice rink, but also outside. Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy blamed the officials for their loss in Game 5, only for the league to counterattack with a $25000 fine. They also had their winger Nick Ritchie fined for elbowing one of the Islanders’ defense in the head as well. You can see how it’s getting out of control
They obtained an expected goal rate of 70.3% at 5 on 5 and had a larger advantage in the shots compared to the Isles with 44-19. There’s no doubt they are a top team, but have lost their groove recently. Also, you can’t put all the blame on Tuukka Rask. It’s been tough on him. Right now, it’s unknown if he will play in Game 6, as the coach exchanged him for rookie Jeremy Swayman to guard the net.
Why Bet on the New York Islanders?
If there’s one thing that helped the Islanders take the win in Game 5 was due to the power play. With Kyle Palmieri, Jordan Eberle and Mat Barzal in he front, they’ve scored goals in the power play. So there’s not much to worry about in the offense. Just looking at Barzal for example, he’s scored in the last three games and collected five points.
Looking at the latest statistics, the Bruins fourth in most goals scored per game during the postseason with 3.10 and are in fifth place when it come to goals allowed with 2.60 per game. They’re averaging a 75% rate when it comes to penalty kill and are currently at 33.3% effectiveness when it comes to the power play.
Bruins vs. Islanders Betting Trends
- The Bruins are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games.
- The Bruins are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Islanders.
- The totals went under in 7 of Boston’s last 10 games on the road.
- The Islanders are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games.
- The Islanders are 12-6 SU in their last 18 games at home.
- The totals went over in 4 of NY Islanders’ last 6 games.
Bruins vs. Islanders Expert Betting Predictions
When an team gets desperate, it can usually go downhill. Running on emotions can make you lose a game, losing focus on the job that needs to be done. If the Bruins don’t head into tonight’s game with a clear mindset and objective, it will be a rough night for them. The home field advantage will definitely benefit the Islanders. But don’t give your hopes to them entirely. Boston is still a top team and they could manifest that power in Game 6. Let’s wait and see what’s in store.
*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.