Money Line Pick
A match-up of giants as the Boston Bruins gets a chance to take down the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum. The Islanders could use the boost of playing at Nassau, as they have lost two in a row and also six of their last 10 games. The Bruins snapped their two-game slide with a tough 4-3 win at home against the Dallas Stars. New York hasn’t had much if any luck in recent games against Boston, as the Islanders are 1-8 in the last nine games head-to-head. The Bruins should have plenty of confidence as they have won six of their last eight road games. Taking Boston on the money line is the smart play.
Over Under Pick
In the Bruins last four games, they have seen the goal lights shining at both ends, as they have combined for at least seven-goal totals in each of those games. New York has scored three or more goals in three of its last four games. Both teams have been big-time scorers but the last three head-to-head meetings have each finished with five-goal totals. So an over 5.5 isn’t worth the risk here. Take the under.