Philadelphia Flyers at New York Islanders - 3/20/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

Philadelphia Flyers at New York Islanders - 3/20/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

New York Islanders (19-8-4) vs Philadelphia Flyers (15-10-3)

Game Info: Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Nassau Coliseum)

Betting Odds: New York Islanders -138 / Philadelphia Flyers +125 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Philadelphia Flyers and New York Islanders meet Saturday in NHL action at the Nassau Coliseum.

The Philadelphia Flyers look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 20.2 percent of their power play opportunities. James van Riemsdyk leads Philadelphia with 13 goals, Jakub Voracek has 17 assists and Kevin Hayes has 68 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 74.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Carter Hart has allowed 20 goals on 192 shots faced and Brian Elliott has allowed 34 goals on 314 shots.

The New York Islanders look to stay hot after winning 11 of their last 14 games. The New York Islanders are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power play opportunities. Anders Lee leads New York with 12 goals, Nick Leddy has 20 assists and Mathew Barzal has 77 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 81.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Semyon Varlamov has given up 48 goals on 627 shots faced and Ilya Sorokin has allowed 20 goals on 222 shots.

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The Flyers are 17-8 in their last 25 road games and 1-7 in their last 8 games as an underdog. The Islanders are 6-1 in their last 7 home games and 9-2 in their last 11 overall. The over is 20-8 in Flyers last 28 overall. The over is 10-2-1 in Islanders last 13 home games. The Flyers are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The favorite is 56-22 in the last 78 meetings.

The Philadelphia Flyers are worth a look in the underdog role based on their success on the road dating back to last season and they've won all three meetings this season against the Islanders. However, the New York Islanders are a team I've backed a ton dating back to the NHL bubble and a couple of losses isn't enough to knock me off that bandwagon. The Islanders have still won 11 of their last 14 games, play their best at home and remain one of the more profitable teams in the league. I'll lay the cheap price with the Islanders at home.

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Randy’s Pick New York Islanders -138

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