New York Islanders vs. Philadelphia Flyers - 2/11/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Philadelphia Flyers (31-18-7) at New York Islanders (32-16-6)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: New York Islanders / Philadelphia Flyers --- Over/Under:
The Philadelphia Flyers and New York Islanders meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Barclays Center.
The Philadelphia Flyers look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 19.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Travis Konecny leads Philadelphia with 18 goals, Sean Couturier has 34 assists and Claude Giroux has 155 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 80.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Brian Elliott has given up 71 goals on 714 shots faced and Carter Hart has allowed 74 goals on 781 shots. The Philadelphia Flyers have allowed three or less goals in six of their last eight games.
The New York Islanders look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The New York Islanders are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 19 percent of their power play opportunities. Brock Nelson leads New York with 21 goals, Mathew Barzal has 26 assists and Anthony Beauvillier has 102 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 79.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Semyon Varlamov has given up 79 goals on 931 shots faced and Thomas Greiss has allowed 58 goals on 729 shots. The New York Islanders have allowed three or more goals in five straight games.
The Flyers are 14-5 in their last 19 vs. Eastern Conference, 5-1 in their last 6 vs. a team with a winning record and 5-2 in their last 7 overall. The Islanders are 19-7 in their last 26 games playing on 0 days rest, 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 5-0 in their last 5 Tuesday games. The over is 7-1 in Flyers last 8 road games. The over is 3-1-1 in Islanders last 5 overall. The Flyers are 36-16-1 in the last 53 meetings in New York and 43-20 in the last 63 meetings. The road team is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in New York and 10-1 in the last 11 meetings.
With both teams on the end of a back to back, I have to give the edge to the home team, as the crowd can often be the deciding factor when tired legs start to kick in. The New York Islanders have also won seven of the last 10 meetings against the Flyers, including each of the last three meetings. The Islanders are also showing signs of righting the ship over the last week or so, which is positive news considering they were the most profitable team in the sport for much of the season. Give me the New York Islanders.