New York Islanders vs Philadelphia Flyers Prediction, 4/18/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Islanders vs Philadelphia Flyers
Date: Sunday, April 18, 2021
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Islanders (-133) Flyers (+110)
Semyon Varlamov and the New York Islanders (27-13-4) go to Wells Fargo Center on Sunday where they'll meet the Philadelphia Flyers (20-17-6). The moneyline on this matchup has the Islanders coming in at -133 and the Flyers are at +110. The O/U is set at 5.5.
The Islanders had a rough game after their 3-0 loss against the Bruins in their previous contest. When starting in the offensive zone they were rated at 64.3% and they had a PDO of 87.5 in this game. They had a tally of 19 face-off victories at even strength and were beaten on 20 attempts to gain puck control. Their Fenwick came in at 23 and the Fenwick against finished at 30, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 43.4%. The Corsi for the Islanders was 29 and the Corsi against was 40 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 42.0%. New York compiled 10 penalty mins for this contest. Additionally, they had 5 power play attempts but weren't able to score. The Islanders didn't have a great showing offensively in this loss. In the game, they went home without being able to finish on any of the 25 shots they tried.
The Islanders have had 1,232 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .916. When at even strength, the Islanders have conceded 84 goals while getting 101 when they are on offense. New York Islanders opponents have totaled 111 power play opportunities (29th in professional hockey) and have come away with 20 goals in those attempts. For the year, they have recorded 58 points and their points percentage is sitting at .659. New York has taken 1,285 shots and has a shot percentage of 9.5%. Pertaining to their scoring capabilities, the New York Islanders have accumulated 122 goals (15th in pro hockey) for the year and have allowed 104. New York skates onto the rink with 121 power play chances and they have scored 21 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 17.36%.
The man in goal for this game is Semyon Varlamov. For his career, Varlamov has compiled 279 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .560. His save percentage currently is at .916 during his 29,904 minutes guarding the cage. Varlamov has seen 15,661 shots against him and has recorded 14,342 saves. The opposition has scored 1,319 goals against Varlamov in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.65. He has amassed a mark of 248-192-59 and he has gotten the start in 498 games. Varlamov has played in 522 contests over the course of his hockey career.
In their last contest, Philadelphia went up against the Penguins in a game where the Flyers got the victory by a final of 2-1. Philadelphia went home with a 43.5% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Philadelphia played and it tells us that they didn't have their best game. They had a Fenwick percentage of 47.2% by way of having a Fenwick of 34 and the Penguins ending the game with a 38 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO was 101 and their percentage of oZS was 34.0%. The Flyers recorded 2 goals out of the 27 shots on goal they tried. They had 3 power play opportunities in this outing but were not able to net one.
Philadelphia has attempted 1,285 shots (17th in the league) and has a shooting percentage of 9.57%, while allowing the other team 1,246 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 73.85% on their oppositions 130 chances on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 87.9%. They have a total of 135 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 19.26%. The Flyers are sitting with 97 goals at even strength and 26 goals (17th in the NHL) while having a power play advantage. They have permitted 151 goals to be scored by way of 117 goals at even strength and 34 goals while they had less men on the ice. So far this year, the Philadelphia Flyers have accumulated 123 goals, 46 points, in addition to a points percentage of .535.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Brian Elliott between the pipes. The opposition is averaging 2.52 goals per game and he has surrendered 1,147 goals overall. Elliott's quality start percentage comes out to 54.9% and he has 246 quality starts in his professional career. He has started in 448 games and has played for a total of 27,269 minutes. Elliott has compiled a career mark of 252-152-48 and has been in net for 494 games. He is sitting with 11,699 stops out of 12,846 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save % of .911.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New York (-133)
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