Philadelphia Flyers vs. New York Islanders - 11/16/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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New York Islanders (13-3-1) at Philadelphia Flyers (10-6-3)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers -115 / New York Islanders +104 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The New York Islanders and Philadelphia Flyers meet Saturday in NHL action at the Wells Fargo Center.
The New York Islanders look to stay hot after winning 12 of their last 13 games. The New York Islanders are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 22.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Mathew Barzal leads New York with eight goals, Brock Nelson has eight assists and Anthony Beauvillier has 34 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 85.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Semyon Varlamov has given up 22 goals on 264 shots faced and Thomas Greiss has allowed 16 goals on 275 shots. The New York Islanders have allowed two or less goals in 10 of their last 12 games.
The Philadelphia Flyers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 21.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Oskar Lindblom leads Philadelphia with eight goals, Travis Konecny has 11 assists and Jakub Voracek has 38 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 86.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Brian Elliott has given up 22 goals on 243 shots faced and Carter Hart has allowed 27 goals on 280 shots. The Philadelphia Flyers allowed two or less goals in six straight games.
The Islanders are 4-0 in their last 4 road games, 9-1 in their last 10 vs. Eastern Conference and 5-1 in their last 6 games as an underdog. The Flyers are 4-0 in their last 4 games as a home favorite, 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 16-5 in their last 21 games as a favorite. The under is 6-2 in Islanders last 8 games playing on 2 days rest. The under is 5-0 in Flyers last 5 overall. The road team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The Islanders are 9-21 in the last 30 meetings in Philadelphia. The Islanders are 19-43 in the last 62 meetings. The over is 9-1 in the last 10 meetings.
Like many of my NHL picks for Saturday's loaded card, we're getting plus money with the team that's playing better and more consistent hockey. The New York Islanders are also the more rested team and have won six of the last nine meetings against the Philadelphia Flyers. Anytime I can get plus money with a team that's won 12 of their last 13 games, I'm going to take my chances, especially when its opponent is on the end of a back to back.