New York Islanders at Philadelphia Flyers - 1/31/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Philadelphia Flyers (6-2-1) vs New York Islanders (3-4-1)
Game Info: Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
Betting Odds: Philadelphia Flyers -119 / New York Islanders +105 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The New York Islanders and Philadelphia Flyers meet Sunday in NHL action at the Wells Fargo Center.
The New York Islanders need a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The New York Islanders are averaging two goals per game and are scoring on 17.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Mathew Barzal leads New York with three goals, Noah Dobson has four assists and Anders Lee has 23 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 77.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Semyon Varlamov has given up nine goals on 141 shots faced and Ilya Sorokin has allowed seven goals on 56 shots.
The Philadelphia Flyers look for a win to build on their three-game winning streak. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 29.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Travis Konecny leads Philadelphia with five goals, Jakub Voracek has eight assists and James van Riemsdyk has 20 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 65.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Carter Hart has allowed 20 goals on 192 shots faced and Brian Elliott has allowed five goals on 81 shots.
The Islanders are 13-5 in their last 18 Sunday games and 19-7 in their last 26 games playing on 0 days rest. The Flyers are 4-1 in their last 5 Sunday games and 24-10 in their last 34 overall. The under is 8-1-1 in Islanders last 10 overall. The over is 6-2 in Flyers last 8 overall. The Islanders are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Philadelphia and 8-3 in the last 11 meetings.
The New York Islanders look nothing like the team that made a playoff run last year, as the defense is getting exposed and the offense simply isn't good enough to make up for it. The Philadelphia Flyers continue to impress and have been money making machines dating back to last season. The Flyers are a club I've blindly backed for months now and it keeps paying off. Until that's no longer the case, I'll keep siding with the Flyers.