New York Islanders vs Philadelphia Flyers Prediction, 1/30/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Islanders vs Philadelphia Flyers
Date: Saturday, January 30, 2021
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Islanders (+105) Flyers (-125)
Carter Hart and the Philadelphia Flyers (5-2-1) host the New York Islanders (3-4-0) at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday. The odds on this matchup have the Islanders priced at +105 and the Flyers are at -125. The O/U is set at 5.5.
The Islanders had a rough game after their 6 - 3 defeat against the Capitals in their last game. The Islanders had an average offensive output in the defeat. For the outing, they netted 3 of the 30 shots they looked to score on. They also had 3 power play attempts and were able to notch 1 goal out of those attempts. New York earned 16 penalty minutes in this outing. The Corsi for the Islanders sat at 52 and the Corsi against was 38 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 57.8%. Their Fenwick was 36 and the Fenwick against sat at 27, telling us they have a Fenwick percentage of 57.1%. They took 29 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 21 of the face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 69.8% and they had a PDO of 82.4 for this game. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Washington Capitals racked up a total of 23 shots. They had a total of 6 penalty minutes and they notched 3 power play opportunities.
The Islanders have had 198 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .914. While playing at even strength, the Islanders have surrendered 12 goals while getting 9 themselves. New York Islanders opponents have earned 22 power play opportunities (23rd in the NHL) and have racked up 5 goals in those attempts. For the current season, they have recorded 6 points and their points percentage comes in at .429. New York has taken 200 shots and holds a shot percentage of 7.0%. Regarding their scoring, the New York Islanders have notched 14 goals (30th in the league) this season and have surrendered 17. New York comes into the game with 28 power play opportunities and they have scored 5 goals out of those attempts, earning them a percentage of 17.86%.
The player in the crease for this game is Semyon Varlamov. The opposition has scored 1,264 goals against Varlamov in his professional hockey career and his goals against average is 2.66. Varlamov has been involved in 498 games during his professional hockey career. His save percentage is at .916 for his 28,485 minutes guarding the cage. He has compiled a record of 235-185-56 and he has started in 475 games. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Varlamov is sitting with 264 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .556. Varlamov has had 14,980 shot attempts taken against him and he has 13,716 total saves.
The Flyers played the Devils in a matchup where the Flyers got the victory by a final score of 3 - 1. Philadelphia went home with a 37.6% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 32 while they allowed a Corsi of 53. Their Fenwick percentage was 40.3% with a Fenwick of 25 and the Devils ending the game with a 37 Fenwick. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Philadelphia had and you could say that they didn't play great, but weren't awful either. They had a PDO at even strength of 114.1 and their percentage of oZS was 31.7%. The Flyers notched 3 goals out of the 17 shots on goal they pursued. They had 2 power play chances in this outing but weren't able to score a goal. Concerning the opposition, the Devils had 4 power play chances but weren't able to take advantage of it. Philadelphia allowed 34 shots on goal and the Devils earned 4 minutes in the box.
On the year, the Philadelphia Flyers have accumulated 28 goals, 11 points, in addition to a points percentage of .688. They have granted a total of 25 goals to be scored by of a combination of 17 goals at even strength and 8 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Flyers have 21 goals at even strength and 7 goals (11th in the league) while on the power play. They have a total of 26 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play rate of 26.92%. Philadelphia has taken 190 shots (25th in pro hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 14.74%, while allowing the opposition 273 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 70.37% on the other teams 27 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently comes in at 14.7%.
Across the rink you will find Carter Hart in goal. He has tallied 2,072 stops out of the 2,268 shots attempted, giving him a rate of .914. Hart has accumulated a lifetime record of 43-28-5 and has participated in 80 games. He has started in 76 games and has played for a total of 4,406 minutes. Hart's percentage of quality starts is 55.3% and he has earned 42 quality starting assignments in his professional career. His opposition is averaging 2.67 goals per game and he has conceded 196 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take New York (+105)
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