New York Islanders vs Philadelphia Flyers Prediction, 9/5/2020 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Islanders vs Philadelphia Flyers
Date: Saturday, September 5, 2020
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Islanders (-128) Flyers (+105)
Carter Hart and the Philadelphia Flyers host the New York Islanders at Scotiabank Arena on Saturday in Game 7 of their series. The moneyline on this matchup has the Islanders coming in at -128 and the Flyers are at +105. The over/under has been set at 5.5. The Islanders cover 49.2% of the time, having gone 32-33 SU. Philadelphia covers 56.3% of the time, going 36-28 straight up.
The Islanders will need a bounce back game after taking a 5 - 4 loss to the Flyers in Game 6. The Islanders had a solid offensive performance in this loss. While out there on the ice, they converted 4 of the 53 shots they put on net. Additionally, they had 6 power play opportunities and netted 1 goal out of those opportunities. New York had a total of 8 penalty mins for this outing. The Corsi for the Islanders was 87 and the Corsi against was 66 which means they earned a Corsi percentage of 56.9%. Their Fenwick sat at 60 and the Fenwick against at even strength was 40, which means they had a rate of 60.0%. They took 30 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 34 of the face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 46.8% and they had a PDO of 91.0 in this game. Concerning opponent stats, the Philadelphia Flyers tallied 31 shots. They finished with a total of 12 minutes in the box and they notched 4 power play opportunities.
The goaltender for New York is Semyon Varlamov from Kuybyshev, USSR. He is 31 years old and has racked up 2,517 mins defending the net for the season. Varlamov is allowing 2.62 GAA which has him sitting 11th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 18th in the NHL among goaltenders. Over the course of this year, he has surrendered 110 goals. He holds a save % of .914 which has him sitting 12th among Eastern Conference goaltenders. Thus far in the season, they have earned 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 have a total of 80 pts, which ranks them 14th in the NHL and 9th in the conference. In discussing shots on goal, they have a total of 2,016 which ranks them 15th in the Eastern Conference and 30th in the NHL. As a group, New York currently has a total of 1,839 hits which means they have an average of 27 per game. They have a total of 980 blocks for the year.
In Game 6 Philadelphia had a 43.1% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 66 and they surrendered a Corsi of 87. They had a Fenwick percentage of 40.0% by way of having a Fenwick of 40 and the Islanders finishing with a 60 Fenwick. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Philadelphia played and it was an excellent showing for this outing. Their PDO was 109.0 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 53.2%. The Flyers converted 5 goals of the 31 shots on goal they took. They had 4 power play opportunities in this game but didn't score a goal. As for their opponent, the Islanders had 6 power play opportunities and were able to tally 1 goal. Philadelphia gave up 53 shots on goal and the Islanders ended up with a total of 8 penalty minutes.
In net for Philadelphia is Carter Hart who is having an average campaign by allowing 2.42 goals per game and that places him 5th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 9th among goalies in the NHL. In the 2,356 minutes he's played this season, he's given up 95 goals. He has a save % of .914, which has him ranked 10th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 24th among goalies in the NHL. When discussing goal differential, they are ranked 3rd in the Eastern Conference and 4th in the league with +36. They have compiled a total of 227 goals for the season which has them ranked at 7th in the East. Philadelphia has a save percentage as a team of .903 which has them 16th in the league, which tells us scoring chances could be there if they are opportunistic. They are shooting 10.5% which is good for 4th in the conference.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia (+105)
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