Boston Bruins vs New York Islanders 1-18-23

Boston Bruins vs New York Islanders 1/18/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Boston Bruins vs New York Islanders 1/18/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The Boston Bruins will be at UBS Arena in Elmont to challenge the New York Islanders on Wednesday, January 18.


Boston comes into this match-up versus the NY Islanders as the best team in the National Hockey League this season. The Bruins enter this game following a big win at home over the Philadelphia Flyers at 6-0 on Monday.


Pavel Zacha led Boston’s offense with 2 goals and one assist while Center David Krejci is the no.1 setter in the win with three dimes. Jeremy Swayman defended all 29 shots fired for a save percentage of 1.000 in the victory.   


Right-wingman David Pastrnak is Boston’s best player with a team-high 35 goals, 27 assists, and 62 points in just 43 matches played on 215 total shots made this season.


The Bruins will be sending either goalkeepers Linus Ullmark or Jeremy Swayman at the pipes to protect the net against the Islanders. Whoever of the two starts, Boston will have the best defense in the net.  


The Boston Bruins are 6-1 straight up in their last 7 games and Boston is 2-5 SU in its last 7 matches played versus the NY Islanders.


The Bruins are 4-1 SU in their last 5 road outings and Boston is 1-8 SU in its last 9 contests when playing on the road against the Islanders.


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Boston Bruins vs New York Islanders Predictions 1/18/2023


The New York Islanders stayed at home after an upset home loss to the Washington Capitals last time out and will try to bounce back by hosting the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night.


New York is 23-18-4 on 50 points and 6th in the Metropolitan Division with a 13-7-2 home record this season.


The Islanders have improved to be a better hockey team compared to last season’s as they are racing for the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.


On Monday, the NY Islanders scored the first three goals in the match but their defense faltered after allowing four consecutive goals to Washington while their offense freezes in the remaining regulation time.  


The New York Islanders will try to improve their overall standing to 24 wins in coming to this match-up against the best team in the league, Boston Bruins.


The Islanders will be led by their best forward Mat Barzal who recorded a total of 41 points after playing for 44 contests this season.


Barzal is also the no.1 set-up man for the NY Islanders with 30 assists (13 PPA) with 11 goals scored on 105 shots attempted for the season.


The totals went UNDER in 4 of the NY Islanders’ last 5 outings and the Islanders are 1-5 straight up in their last 6 games played.


The totals went OVER in 4 of the NY Islanders’ last 6 contests played versus Boston and also went UNDER in 4 of the Islanders’ last 6 home matches.   


Boston Bruins vs. New York Islanders. The NHL Pick for this contest is Boston -167. This will be a closed match between these teams as the Islanders are determined to upset NHL’s best in this match-up.


However, the Bruins have started the season red hot and the team is not showing to slow down against any teams. Boston will take control of this game on the road with a 13-4-1 record. The prediction: Boston Bruins will win 4-3.     


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Boston Bruins vs New York Islanders 1/18/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

NHL Starting Time: 7:30 PM ET


Location: UBS Arena in Elmont, NY


Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2023             




NHL Odds/Point Spread: Boston Bruins -167          


NHL Totals: 5.5


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