New York Islanders vs Philadelphia Flyers Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 8/26/2020
Game: New York Islanders vs Philadelphia Flyers
Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Islanders (+100) Flyers (-120)
Scotiabank Arena is the site where Carter Hart and the Philadelphia Flyers will play the New York Islanders on Wednesday in Game 2 of their series. The Islanders lead the series 1-0. The moneyline on this contest has the Islanders coming in at +100 and the Flyers are at -120. The O/U has been set at 5.5. The Islanders are covering 49.2% of the time, having gone 32-33 SU. The Flyers are covering 56.3% of the time, going 36-28 straight up.
The Islanders were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 4 - 0 win over the Flyers in Game 1. The Islanders had a impressive offensive output in the win. In the matchup, they earned a goal on 4 out of the 29 shots they attempted. Additionally, they had 1 power play attempt but weren't able to score a goal. New York racked up 4 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Islanders sat at 48 and the Corsi against was 63 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 43.2%. Their Fenwick sat at 39 while the Fenwick against sat at 43, which means they had a rate of 47.6%. They earned 25 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 28 tries to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 50.0% and they had a PDO at even strength of 113.8 for this matchup. When it comes to their opponent, the Philadelphia Flyers tallied 29 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 4 penalty minutes and they earned 1 power play opportunity.
In goal for New York is Semyon Varlamov from Kuybyshev, USSR. He is 31 years old and has totaled 2,517 minutes protecting the net this season. Varlamov is conceding 2.62 goals against average which ranks him 11th among East goalies and 18th in the NHL among goalies. Over the course of this season, he has given up 110 goals. He has a save % of .914 which ranks him 12th among East goalies. During the season thus far, they have converted a total of 189 goals which has them ranked at 13th in the conference and 24th in the league. Their goal differential is -1, putting them at 19th in the league. The Islanders have earned a total of 80 points, which has them ranked at 14th in the league and 9th in the East. When talking about shots at the opposition, they have earned a total of 2,016 which has them ranked at 15th in the conference and 30th in the league. As a team, New York has racked up a total of 1,839 hits which means they are averaging 27 per game. They have earned a total of 980 blocks for this year.
In Game 1 Philadelphia earned a 56.8% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 63 and they gave up a Corsi of 48. Their Fenwick percentage was 52.4% with a Fenwick of 43 and the Islanders having a 39 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Philadelphia played and we'd say it was a below average outing in all. They had a PDO of 86.2 and they earned an oZS percentage of 50.0%. The Flyers scored 0 goals out of the 29 shots on goal they were seeking. Philadelphia conceded 29 shots on goal and the Islanders had a total of 4 minutes in the box.
In goal for Philadelphia is Carter Hart who is having a marginal campaign by giving up 2.42 GAA and that has him 5th in the East and 9th among goalies in the NHL. In the 2,356 minutes he has played this year, he's allowed 95 goals. His save % is .914, which has him sitting 10th in the East and 24th among goalies in the NHL. Regarding goal differential, they are ranked 3rd in the East and 4th in the league with +36. They currently have a total of 227 goals for the season which puts them at 7th in the Eastern Conference. Philadelphia has a save % as a team of .903 which currently has them ranked 16th in the league, which tells us scoring chances could present themselves. They have a team shooting percentage of 10.5% putting them at 4th in the East.
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Tony's Pick: Take New York (+100)
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