Flyers vs Islanders Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/11/2020
Game: Philadelphia Flyers vs New York Islanders
Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Flyers (-105) Islanders (-115)
Barclays Center is the site where Semyon Varlamov and the New York Islanders (31-16-6, 4th in the Metropolitan Division) will play the Philadelphia Flyers (30-18-7, 6th in the Metropolitan Division) on Tuesday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Flyers coming in at -105 and the Islanders are at -115. The O/U opens at 6. The Flyers are covering 50.0% of the time, having gone 25-25 SU. The Islanders are covering 56.0% of the time, going 28-22 straight up.
The Philadelphia Flyers head into this game with a record of 30 wins and 18 defeats, putting them at 6th in the Metropolitan Division. So far this year, they have scored a total of 172 goals which has them ranked at 10th in the East and 16th in the league. Their goal differential is +13, putting them at 9th in the league. The Flyers currently have a total of 67 pts, which has them ranked at 9th in the league and 7th in the East. Regarding shots toward the net, they currently have a total of 1,741 which has them ranked at 8th in the East and 15th in the league. As a unit, Philadelphia has racked up a total of 1,095 hits which means they are averaging 19.9 per contest. They currently have a total of 547 blocks for the season. The man in goal for Philadelphia is Brian Elliott from Newmarket, Ontario. He is 34 years old and has totaled 1,491 minutes protecting the net for the season. Elliot is giving up 2.86 goals per contest which has him sitting 19th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 35th among goalies in the NHL. So far this season, he has allowed 71 goals. He has a save percentage of .901 which has him sitting 23rd among Eastern Conference goaltenders.
The Philadelphia Flyers had a good night with a 7 - 2 win against the Washington Capitals their last time out. The Flyers had a good offensive outing in the victory. In this game, they finished 7 of the 26 shots they looked to score on. They also had 5 power play chances and were able to net 2 goals out of those attempts. Philadelphia racked up a total of 15 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Corsi for the Flyers was 37 and the Corsi against was 40 giving them a Corsi percentage of 48.1%. Their Fenwick sat at 29 and the Fenwick against at even strength sat at 33, which means they had a Fenwick percentage of 46.8%. They won 35 face-off wins and lost 12 attempts to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 27.5% and they had a PDO of 119.8 for this one. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Washington Capitals racked up 27 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 17 penalty minutes and they earned a total of 4 power play opportunities.
The Islanders are the team looking to add points to their total and for the campaign they have 31 victories and 16 losses. Regarding goal differential, they sit 10th in the East and 12th in the league with +10. They currently have a total of 153 goals for the season which is 12th in the Eastern Conference. New York has a team save % of .914 which currently has them ranked 5th in the league, which means chances to score may be limited. They are shooting 9.8% which puts them at 9th in the conference. In goal for New York is Semyon Varlamov who is having an ok year by giving up 2.58 goals per contest and that ranks him 10th in the Eastern Conference and 16th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 1,837 minutes he's played this season, he's surrendered 79 goals. He has a save percentage of .915, which has him sitting 10th in the Eastern Conference and 19th among goaltenders in the NHL.
The New York Islanders faced off against the Tampa Bay Lightning in a game where the Islanders took the defeat by a mark of 3 - 1. In this outing, New York went home with a 48.9% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 44 and their opponent having a Corsi of 46. Their Fenwick rate came in at 43.1% by notching a Fenwick of 28 and the Lightning having earned a 37 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that New York played and it tells us that they didn't have their best game. Their PDO at even strength was 89.3 and they had an oZS percentage of 50.0%. The Islanders notched 1 goal of the 18 shots on goal they tried. They had 1 power play attempt in this one and were able to convert 1 on that attempt. In discussing their opponent, the Lightning had 1 power play chance but didn't put the puck in goal. New York conceded 30 shots on goal and the Lightning ended up with a total of 4 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New York (-115)
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