New York Islanders vs Philadelphia Flyers Hockey Betting Tips 11/16/2019
Game: New York Islanders vs Philadelphia Flyers
Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Islanders (+104) Flyers (-115)
Wells Fargo Center is the venue where Carter Hart and the Philadelphia Flyers (10-5-3, 4th in the Metropolitan Division) will take on the New York Islanders (13-3-1, 2nd in the Metropolitan Division) on Saturday. The line on this game has the Islanders coming in at +104 and the Flyers are at -115. The O/U is set at 6. The Islanders cover 75.0% of the time, having gone 12-4 SU. The Flyers cover 46.7% of the time, going 7-8 straight up.
The New York Islanders come into the game holding a record of 13 victories and 3 losses, ranking them 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. Thus far in the season, they have scored a total of 53 goals which has them sitting at 12th in the East and 21st in the league. Their goal differential is +14, ranking them 3rd in the league. The Islanders have a total of 27 points, which has them sitting at 4th in the league and 2nd in the Eastern Conference. When looking at shots toward the net, they have a total of 472 which has them sitting at 16th in the Eastern Conference and 31st in the league. As a team, New York has racked up a total of 374 hits which has them averaging 22 per contest. They have a total of 256 blocks for the season. The man looking after the net for New York is Semyon Varlamov from Kuybyshev, USSR. He is 31 years old and has been on the ice a total of 516 mins protecting the goal this year. Varlamov is conceding an average of 2.56 goals against average which ranks him 5th in the East and 13th in the NHL among goalies. During this season, he's surrendered 22 goals. His save % is .917 which ranks him 5th in the East.
The New York Islanders will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 5 - 4 victory against the Toronto Maple Leafs in their last contest. The Islanders had a solid offensive output and it showed in the win. In their game, they netted 5 out of the 30 shots they put on goal. They also had 3 power play chances and were able to score 2 goals out of those attempts. New York ended up with 4 penalty minutes for this matchup. The Corsi for the Islanders sat at 32 and the Corsi against at even strength was 52 giving them a Corsi percentage of 38.1%. Their Fenwick was 25 while the Fenwick against sat at 33, meaning they had a rate of 43.1%. They took 19 face-off wins and were beaten on 17 of all total face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 31.3% and they had a PDO of 97.6 in this game. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Toronto Maple Leafs tallied 27 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 6 penalty minutes and they notched 2 power play attempts.
The Flyers are the team on the other side of the ice and for the year they have 10 wins and 5 losses. Regarding goal differential, they rank 8th in the Eastern Conference and 14th in the NHL with +3. They currently have a total of 54 goals for the season which has them ranked at 10th in the conference. Philadelphia has a save percentage as a team of .903 which has them 19th in the NHL, meaning there should be some opportunities to score. They have a team shooting percentage of 8.7% which puts them at 13th in the conference. In net for Philadelphia is Carter Hart who is having an ok season by allowing 2.53 GAA and that has him 4th among East goalies and 11th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 640 mins he's been on the ice this year, he has allowed 27 goals. He holds a save percentage of .904, which places him at 14th among East goalies and 30th in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Philadelphia Flyers faced off against the Washington Capitals in a matchup where the Flyers ended up taking the loss by a tally of 2 - 1. While out there on the ice, Philadelphia went home with a 47.7% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 41 while the opposition earned a Corsi of 45. Their Fenwick percentage was 43.1% by way of having a Fenwick of 28 and the Capitals having earned a 37 Fenwick. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Philadelphia played and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. Their PDO at even strength was 96.0 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 39.6%. The Flyers converted 1 goal out of the 31 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 4 power play chances in this one and were able to net 1 out of those attempts. Regarding their opponent, the Capitals had 3 power play opportunities but weren't able to put the puck in the net. Philadelphia allowed 36 shots on goal and the Capitals earned a total of 8 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-115)
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