New York Islanders vs Philadelphia Flyers Prediction, 9/1/2020 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Islanders vs Philadelphia Flyers
Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Islanders (+115) Flyers (-138)
Carter Hart and the Philadelphia Flyers host the New York Islanders at Scotiabank Arena on Tuesday in Game 5 of their series. The Islanders lead the series 3-1. The line on this contest has the Islanders coming in at +115 and the Flyers are at -138. The total is set at 5.5. The Islanders are covering 49.2% of the time, having gone 32-33 SU. Philadelphia is covering 56.3% of the time, going 36-28 straight up.
The Islanders were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 3 - 2 victory against the Flyers in Game 4. The Islanders offense showed they have some room for improvement in the win. In the game, they scored on 3 of the 33 shots they put on net. Moreover, they had 1 power play chance but didn't net one. New York had 4 penalty minutes for this matchup. The Corsi for the Islanders was 42 and the Corsi against was 67 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 38.5%. Their Fenwick sat at 36 and the Fenwick against at even strength was 48, which gave them a Fenwick percentage of 42.9%. They took 28 face-off wins and were beaten on 22 attempts to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 59.2% and they had a PDO of 107.1 for this game. In terms of their opponent's stats, the Philadelphia Flyers earned 38 shots. They finished with a total of 4 penalty minutes and they tallied 1 power play attempt.
The man looking after the goal for New York is Semyon Varlamov from Kuybyshev, USSR. He is 31 years old and has totaled 2,517 minutes defending the goal for the year. Varlamov is allowing an average of 2.62 GAA which places him at 11th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 18th among goalies in the NHL. For the year, he has surrendered 110 goals. His save % is .914 which places him at 12th among Eastern Conference goaltenders. So far this season, they have racked up a total of 189 goals which ranks them 13th in the conference and 24th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -1, which is good for 19th in the NHL. The Islanders currently have a total of 80 points, which ranks them 14th in the NHL and 9th in the Eastern Conference. In discussing shots toward the net, they currently have a total of 2,016 which ranks them 15th in the conference and 30th in the NHL. As a unit, New York has earned a total of 1,839 hits which means they are averaging 27 per contest. They currently have a total of 980 blocks for the season.
In Game 4 Philadelphia went home with a 61.5% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 67 while they conceded a Corsi of 42. They had a Fenwick percentage of 57.1% by notching a Fenwick of 48 and the Islanders having earned a 36 Fenwick. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Philadelphia had and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. They had a PDO at even strength of 92.9 and their oZS percentage was 40.8%. The Flyers scored 2 goals out of the 38 shots on goal they tried. They had 1 power play attempt in this game but didn't put one in the back of the net. Regarding their opponent, the Islanders had 1 power play opportunity but didn't tally a goal. Philadelphia conceded 33 shots on goal and the Islanders ended up with a total of 4 penalty mins.
In net for Philadelphia is Carter Hart who is having a marginal campaign by surrendering 2.42 goals per contest and that ranks him 5th in the Eastern Conference and 9th among goalies in the NHL. In the 2,356 minutes he's played this season, he has surrendered 95 goals. He's earned a save % of .914, which puts him at 10th in the Eastern Conference and 24th among goalies in the NHL. When it comes to goal differential, they are currently ranked 3rd in the Eastern Conference and 4th in the NHL with +36. They have compiled a total of 227 goals for this year which ranks 7th in the East. Philadelphia has a team save percentage of .903 which has them ranked 16th in the NHL, which means there should be some opportunities to score. They have a team shooting percentage of 10.5% ranking them 4th in the conference.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New York (+115)
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