New York Islanders at Philadelphia Flyers NHL Picks & Predictions 10/1/2017
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Wells Fargo Center
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The New York Islanders head to Wells Fargo Center to take on the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday, October 1, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Islanders at +110 and the Flyers at -130.
New York had a record of 41-29-12 last year and away from home they had a record of 19-17-5. They were 5th in the Metropolitan Division. They tallied 241 goals and surrendered 242 goals for a point differential of -1. For the year they had an ATS mark of 41-41-0 and an over/under record of 42-37-0. Philadelphia finished with a record of 39-33-10 including 25-11-5 on home ice last year. They were 6th in the Metropolitan Division. They scored 219 goals and gave up 236 for a goal differential of -17. Their record against the spread was 39-43-0 while their over/under mark was 37-37-0.
Valuable New York Islanders Betting Trends
The New York Islanders were 41-41-0 straight up last year
The New York Islanders were 42-37-0 against the over/under last season
Important Philadelphia Flyers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Flyers were 39-43-0 straight up last year
The Philadelphia Flyers were 37-37-0 against the over/under last season
Key New York Islanders Injuries
9/12/2017 Alan Quine C Upper Body
8/14/2017 Shane Prince C Ankle
Key Philadelphia Flyers Injuries
9/28/2017 Michal Neuvirth G Illness
9/25/2017 Logan Pyett D Illness
9/23/2017 Cole Bardreau RW Upper Body
9/23/2017 Colin McDonald RW Lower Body
9/8/2017 Anthony Stolarz G Knee
Jordan Eberle scored 47 total points last year for the Islanders. He had 16 goals last season with 198 shots on net giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He had a total of 31 assists on the year and averaged 16.8 minutes played per contest. John Tavares averaged 20.4 minutes of ice time per game last season. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 11% by tallying 28 goals on 260 attempts. He had 38 assists giving him a total of 66 points on the year. Jaroslav Halak had 12 wins and 9 losses last season in goal for the Islanders. He had 885 shots against him and he surrendered 75 goals. He made 810 stops for a save percentage of 92%.
Wayne Simmonds had 52 total points last season for the Flyers. He had 30 goals last year with 215 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He had a total of 22 assists on the year and averaged 19 minutes played per contest. Claude Giroux averaged 19.2 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 14 goals on 196 attempts. He had 43 assists giving him a total of 57 points on the year. Brian Elliott had 26 wins and 18 losses last season in net for the Flyers. He had 1,338 shots against him and he gave up 121 goals. He made 1,217 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Islanders had 94 total points last year, which was 17th in the NHL. They scored 241 goals while giving up 242 scores, which had them ranked 10th and 8th respectively. They had 234 power play chances and scored 35 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 15%. That was 28th in the league. The Islanders gave up 227 power play opportunities and surrendered 40 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, ranking them 11th when short-handed. They averaged 30 shots per contest and as a team shot 9.72% for the year. They allowed 32 shot attempts to their opposition per game and had a team save percentage of 91%, which was 17th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Flyers were 19th in the league with a total of 88 points last season. They had 54 power play goals on 277 chances for a percentage of 19%. That was 14th in the NHL. They gave up 247 power play opportunities and surrendered 50 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%, ranking 22nd overall. As a team, the Flyers were 20th with a total of 219 goals scored while they gave up 236 goals last season, ranking 13th in goals against. They averaged 32 shots per game and had a team shooting percentage of 8.47%. As a unit they gave up 28 shots per contest and had a save percentage of 90%, putting them 27th overall in the NHL.
New York was 25th in the NHL in Corsi percentage last year with 47.5%, as they attempted 4,574 shots on net at full strength while they gave up 5,049 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was 47.9% as they had 3,395 attempts while they gave up 3,686 shots on the defensive end. That ranked them 26th in the league. The Islanders started possessions in the offensive zone 50.2% of the time, which was 17th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage was at 49.8% for the season. That was 12th overall in the NHL. They had 2,261 face-off wins compared to 2,480 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage was 47.7%. That ranked them 25th in the league. On defense New York had 2,126 hits and they blocked 1,363 shots from the opposition, putting them 1st overall.
The Flyers started possessions in the offensive zone 54.4% of the time while their defensive zone percentage was at 45.6% for the year. That ranked them 3rd and 28th respectively in the NHL. They had 2,539 face-off wins as opposed to 2,318 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage was 52.3%. That was 7th in the league. On defense Philadelphia had 2,063 hits and they blocked 1,309 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 5th in blocked shots. Philadelphia was ranked 5th in Corsi percentage with 52% as they tried 4,938 shots on goal while at full strength while they surrendered 4,552 shots on net when they had a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage was 3rd in the NHL at 52.8%, as they had 3,634 shots while they gave up 3,243 attempts on defense.
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