(NHL) NY Islanders vs. Boston, 06/07/2021 6:30 PM, Score: 5 - 4
Point Spread: -1.50 | 154.00 Boston (Home)
Result: Loss
ASA NHL TOP PLAY ON 10* Boston Bruins Puck Line (-1.5 goals) over New York Islanders, Monday at 6:35 PM ET - Though Saturday's game got away from them late in the game, the Bruins have looked like the better team in this match-up this season including this playoff series too. Boston, prior to Game 4, had continued to dominate shots on goal statistically over the prior 6 meetings between these teams. Rather than lay a -185 price on the money line here, the best value is with the puck line which can get you a plus money return in the +150 range. Though Boston's most recent win was by just a single goal, 4 of the Bruins 5 most recent wins over the Islanders have been by, not only a multiple-goal margin, a margin of 3 or more goals! The odds of a Bruins win are good here given the money line and you can see why the odds of that win coming by a multi-goal margin are also quite high. The Bruins can take a 3-2 lead in this series by defending home ice and getting a win in this one, and per our computer math model, Boston is forecast to do just that in convincing fashion. Look for the Bruins to go up 3-2 in this series. Laying the 1.5 goals (and getting big plus money in doing so) with home favorite Boston is the value play here.