Philadelphia Flyers vs New York Islanders Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 8/29/2020
Game: Philadelphia Flyers vs New York Islanders
Date: Saturday, August 29, 2020
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Flyers (-115) Islanders (-105)
Scotiabank Arena is the venue where Semyon Varlamov and the New York Islanders will play the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday in Game 3 of their series. The Flyers open this contest at -115 while the Islanders are priced at -105. The total has been set at 5.5. The Flyers cover 56.3% of the time, having gone 36-28 SU. The Islanders cover 49.2% of the time, going 32-33 straight up.
The Flyers were on the losing side of the ice with a 4 - 0 defeat to the Islanders in Game 1. The Flyers didn't have their best offensive outing in this defeat. They tried 29 shots at the goal but were unable to score. Philadelphia earned 4 penalty minutes in this game. The Corsi for the Flyers sat at 63 and the Corsi against was 48 which means they earned a Corsi percentage of 56.8%. Their Fenwick sat at 43 while the Fenwick against sat at 39, which tells us they had a Fenwick percentage of 52.4%. They won 28 face-off wins at even strength and lost 25 of the face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 50.0% and they had a PDO of 86.2 in this one. With regard to the opposition's stats, the New York Islanders earned 29 shots. They finished with a total of 4 minutes in the box and they had 1 power play chance.
The man in net for Philadelphia is Carter Hart from Lulea, Sweden. He is 21 years old and has totaled 2,356 mins defending the goal for the season. Hart is surrendering 2.42 goals per game which has him sitting 5th in the East and 9th in the NHL. Over the course of this season, he's surrendered 95 goals. His save percentage is .914 which has him sitting 10th in the East. So far this season, they have earned a total of 227 goals which has them sitting at 7th in the conference and 8th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +36, which puts them at 4th in the NHL. The Flyers have compiled a total of 89 points, which has them sitting at 6th in the NHL and 4th in the conference. In the matter of shots toward the net, they have compiled a total of 2,166 which has them sitting at 12th in the Eastern Conference and 21st in the NHL. As a unit, Philadelphia has a total of 1,412 hits which has them averaging 20.5 per game. They have compiled a total of 727 blocks for the season.
In Game 1 New York went home with a 43.2% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 48 while they conceded a Corsi of 63. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 47.6% by earning a Fenwick of 39 and the Flyers earning a 43 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that New York had and it was a good performance overall. Their PDO was 113.8 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 50.0%. The Islanders notched 4 goals out of the 29 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 1 power play attempt in this outing but weren't able to finish with a goal. Concerning the opposition, the Flyers had 1 power play chance but were not able to take advantage. New York gave up 29 shots on goal and the Flyers earned a total of 4 penalty mins.
In goal for New York is Semyon Varlamov who is having a marginal campaign by allowing 2.62 GAA and that has him ranked 11th among East goaltenders and 18th in the NHL among goalies. In the 2,517 minutes he has been on the ice, he has allowed 110 goals. He holds a save percentage of .914, which has him ranking 12th among East goaltenders and 26th in the NHL among goalies. In connection with goal differential, they currently sit 10th in the conference and 19th in the league with -1. They currently have a total of 189 goals for the year which has them sitting at 13th in the conference. New York has a team save % of .911 which currently has them ranked 8th in the league, which means chances to score may be limited. They have a team shooting percentage of 9.4% which is good for 11th in the East.
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Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-115)
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