New York Islanders vs Philadelphia Flyers Prediction, 1/31/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Islanders vs Philadelphia Flyers
Date: Sunday, January 31, 2021
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Islanders (+105) Flyers (-119)
Carter Hart and the Philadelphia Flyers (5-2-1) host the New York Islanders (3-4-0) at Wells Fargo Center on Sunday. The line on this contest has the Islanders coming in at +105 and the Flyers are at -119. The over/under opens at 5.5.
The Islanders were on the losing side of the ice with a 6 - 3 loss against the Capitals their last time out. The Islanders played like an average offensive team in this defeat. In the game, they converted 3 out of the 30 shots they tried. Moreover, they had 3 power play chances and notched 1 goal out of those chances. New York racked up 16 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Islanders sat at 52 and the Corsi against at even strength was 38 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 57.8%. Their Fenwick sat at 36 while the Fenwick against at even strength was 27, telling us they have a rate of 57.1%. They took 29 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 21 of all total face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 69.8% and they had a PDO at even strength of 82.4 for this one. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Washington Capitals earned 23 shots. They ended the game with 6 penalty mins and they earned 3 power play chances.
When it comes to their goal scoring prowess, the New York Islanders have racked up 14 goals (30th in the NHL) so far this season and have given up 17. For the year, they have tallied 6 points and their points percentage is sitting at .429. New York is sitting with 28 power play chances and they have tallied 5 goals out of those tries, garnering them a percentage of 17.86%. When playing at even strength, the Islanders have allowed the opponent to score 12 goals while scoring 9 on offense. New York has attempted 200 shots and holds a shot percentage of 7.0%. The Islanders have had 198 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .914. New York Islanders opponents have earned 22 power play opportunities (23rd in the league) and have scored 5 goals in those attempts.
The player between the pipes for this game is Semyon Varlamov. Opponents have scored 1,264 goals against Varlamov in his NHL career and his goals against average is 2.66. Varlamov has taken the ice for 498 contests over the course of his NHL career. His save percentage is at .916 for his 28,485 mins guarding the cage. He has amassed a record of 235-185-56 and he was named the starter in 475 games. During his career on the ice, Varlamov has accumulated 264 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .556. Varlamov has seen 14,980 shots taken against him and has recorded 13,716 total saves.
The Flyers faced the Devils in a matchup where the Flyers notched a win by a final of 3 - 1. Philadelphia went home with a 37.6% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 32 while they conceded a Corsi of 53. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 40.3% by notching a Fenwick of 25 and the Devils earning a 37 Fenwick. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Philadelphia played and it tells us they had an average game overall. Their PDO at even strength was 114.1 and they had an oZS percentage of 31.7%. The Flyers scored 3 goals out of the 17 shots on goal they tried. They had 2 power play chances in this outing but weren't able to notch a goal. As for the opposition, the Devils had 4 power play attempts but didn't tally a goal. Philadelphia gave up 34 shots on goal and the Devils earned 4 penalty mins.
The Flyers have scored 21 goals at even strength and 7 goals (11th in hockey) while having a power play advantage. Philadelphia has attempted 190 shots (25th in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 14.74%, while allowing the opposition 273 shots. Over the course of the season, the Philadelphia Flyers have earned 28 goals, 11 points, in addition to a points percentage of .688. They have a tally of 26 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 26.92%. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 70.37% on their opponents 27 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently comes in at 14.7%. They have allowed 25 goals to be scored by way of 17 goals at even strength and 8 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the ice you are likely to see Carter Hart in goal. Opponents are averaging 2.67 goals per game and he has allowed 196 goals in total. Hart's quality start rate is 55.3% and he has accumulated 42 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has made the start in 76 games and has accumulated 4,406 minutes. Hart is sitting with a career record of 43-28-5 and has played in 80 games. He is sitting with 2,072 stops out of 2,268 shots tried, which gives him a save % of .914.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-119) and under 5.5 goals
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