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New York Islanders at Boston Bruins Game 5 odds, picks and prediction


The New York Islanders and Boston Bruins play Game 5 of their Stanley Cup Playoffs second-round series Monday. Puck drop is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. ET at TD Garden. Below, we analyze the Islanders-Bruins odds and lines, with NHL picks and predictions.

The Islanders pounded out a 4-1 victory in Game 4 as home underdogs in this seesaw best-of-7 series. In the first two games in Boston, the Isles lost the opener 5-2 but responded with an overtime win in Game 2. They came home and fell 2-1 in OT in Game 3 before leveling the series Saturday.

The Bruins fell in their most recent home game, losing 4-3 in overtime in Game 2. They’re 3-1 in the postseason at TD Garden this season. Both games in Boston in this series cashed Over tickets.

Islanders at Bruins: Odds, spread and lines

Odds via BetMGM; access USA TODAY Sports’ betting odds for a full list. Lines last updated at 6:10 a.m. ET.

  • Money line: Islanders +155 (bet $100 to win $155) | Bruins -190 (bet $190 to win $100)
  • Against the spread/ATS: Islanders +1.5 (-175) | Bruins -1.5 (+145)
  • Over/Under: 5 (O: -130 | U: +105)

Islanders at Bruins: Projected starting goalies

Semyon Varlamov (19-11-4, 2.04 GAA, .929 SV%, 7 SO) vs. Tuukka Rask (15-5-2, 2.28 GAA, .913 SV%, 2 SO). Stats from regular season.

Varlamov had his most impressive showing of the postseason in Game 4, allowing just one goal on 29 shots in the win. He has won two of his three starts in this series, with his only setback being the Game 3 home loss in overtime.

The score of Saturday’s Game 4 loss looked a little worse than it actually was. Rask allowed two goals on 32 shots, while the Islanders tacked on two empty-net goals to bail out puck-line bettors and anger Under bettors.

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Islanders at Bruins: Odds, lines, predictions and picks

Prediction

Bruins 4, Islanders 2

Money line (ML)

The Bruins (-190) are just a little over my personal money line limit of -180. In a pivotal Game 5, I’m not comfortable backing a team at this price, even if the home side is 9-3 across the past 12 meetings. We’ve seen the road team win twice in four games in this series.

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Against the spread (ATS)

The BRUINS -1.5 (+145) are a much better option, laying the goal and a half. There is just so much more value here than betting the B’s straight up. The Islanders are just 2-5 in the past seven meetings with the Bruins, although, of course, two of those wins are in this series. New York is also just 1-4 in its past five trips to Beantown.

Over/Under (O/U)

OVER 5 (-130) is the lean, although I wouldn’t get too terribly crazy. While the Over is 3-1-2 in the past six meetings in Boston, including both Games 1 and 2, the Under is 24-9-2 in New York’s previous 35 road games.

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