ASA 10* NHL Game of the Year
(NHL) Boston vs. NY Islanders, 06/09/2021 7:30 PM, Score: 2 - 6
Money Line: -130.00 Boston (Away)
Result: Loss
ASA NHL TOP PLAY ON 10* Boston Bruins Money Line (-130) over New York Islanders , Wednesday at 7:30 PM ET - The Bruins suddenly have lost back to back games in this series after taking a 2 to 1 series lead with a road win at New York Thursday which appeared to give them a stranglehold on the series. Now, after back to back losses, Boston finds themselves playing an elimination game but this is a veteran hockey club that will not wilt under pressure. The fact is they have outplayed the Islanders for much of this series and the oddsmakers are well aware of this too as that is why you are seeing the Bruins as a -130 favorite in this one despite having lost 2 straight and despite being on the road. About that home ice edge for the Islanders here, note that the road team has won 3 of the last 4 games in this series. About the 3 to 2 series edge for New York, note that the Bruins have outshot the Islanders by a count of 196 to 143 in this series! The Islanders won Game 5 by a 5-4 count thanks in part to 3 power play goals. However, in the Islanders last 7 games on home ice against the Bruins they are only 2 of 20 (10%) on the power play. The Bruins are 5 of 11 (46%) on the power play in this series and though he was fined for saying it, the fact the Boston head coach criticized the officiating after the Game 5 loss could pay off here. 5 on 5 the Bruins are the better team and we should either see less penalty calls in Game 6 or if there are a fair amount called, don't be surprised if the road team gets at least their fair share in this one. The Bruins are 8-0 this year when entering a game off back to back losses! Bet Boston Bruins (-130)