THE 10* 'COACH'S CORNER!' > > ON FIRE: 15-7 (+$7.5K) L7!
NY Islanders vs. Boston,
12/19/2019 19:00 EDT,
Score: 3 - 2
Total: -120/+5½ Under
The set-up: After super hot starts, both of these teams have fallen off of late. Boston is only 4-4-2 in its last ten, while the Isles are 6-4 in their last ten. New York is coming off a humbling 8-3 loss at home to Nashville and clearly it'll be looking to get back to its defensive ways this evening. Note that New York still allows just 2.50 GPG this season. The Bruins come in off a poor 4-3 home loss in OT to the lowly Kings and like their opponent, they'll be out to atone for their lacklustre performance of late. From a situational stand point, this one definitely sets up nicely for a tight defensive affair.
The pick: But note as well that that numbers/trends also point to a goaltenders battle, as NY has seen the total dip under in four of its last five off a loss by two goals or more in its previous game, while Boston has seen the total go under in seven of its last ten vs. clubs with winning records. For all the reasons listed above, play the under.
10* COACH'S CORNER on the UNDER Isles/Bruins.