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NHL Pick: New York Islanders at Philadelphia Flyers

Overview

The New York Islanders are in Philadelphia tonight where they take on division rivals the Philadelphia Flyers. The Islanders have played the Flyers well of late winning 5 of the last 6 meetings including the only meeting this season. The Islanders have however struggled in Philadelphia over the years winning just 4 of the last 22 meetings.

Head to Head Trends

Islanders are 4-18 in the last 22 meetings in Philadelphia.
Home team is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings.

Philadelphia Flyers (+105) 

The Philadelphia Flyers are 6th in the Metropolitan Division with 27 points 12 points back of the 1st place New York Rangers. The Flyers are starting to play better winning 4 of their last 5 games but apart from this recent hot stretch they have been pretty bad. The Flyers have a huge problem on offense in the fact that they can’t score goals averaging just 1.96 goals per game.

The one thing that is good about the Flyers offense is they have a 6.49 shooting percentage. Well actually that’s really bad but it shows that they have been extra unlucky so far this season and it is likely that things will turn around and pucks will start finding they’re way to the back of the net.

Philadelphia Flyers Trends

Flyers are 2-7 in their last 9 home games.
Flyers are 4-1 in their last 5 overall.

New York Islanders logoNew York Islanders (-115)

The New York Islanders are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division with 35 points just 4 points back of the 1st place New York Rangers. The Islanders got off to a quick start this season winning 6 of their first 9 games but then their offense dried up and they lost 8 of their next 12 games.

It looks like the Islanders are back playing decent hockey again winning 4 of their last 5 games although they still aren’t scoring a ton of goals like earlier in the season so that’s a bit of a worry but they are getting some hot goal tending right now so that makes up for the lack of goals.

New York Islanders Trends

Islanders are 4-1 in their last 5 overall.
Islanders are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. a team with a losing record.

Conclusion

I like the New York Islanders over the Flyers in this one. Even though I think the Flyers are going to eventually start scoring more goals who knows when that will happen so until then I think they are still solid fade material especially against good teams.

Free Pick: New York Islanders -115 

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Dean kicks ass at giving simple easy to read sports picks and includes the recent stats on both teams. He specializes in NHL and MLB, but also does NBA and Golf picks.

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