Philadelphia Flyers vs New York Islanders Prediction, 4/3/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Flyers vs New York Islanders
Date: Saturday, April 3, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Flyers (+125) Islanders (-150)
Barclays Center is the venue where Semyon Varlamov and the New York Islanders (23-10-4) will take on the Philadelphia Flyers (17-14-4) on Saturday. The Flyers open this game at +125 while the Islanders are priced at -150. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
The Flyers will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 6-1 loss against the Sabres in their previous game. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 71.1% and they had a PDO at even strength of 86.1 for this game. They amassed 30 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 22 opportunities to win the puck. Their Fenwick came in at 40 and the Fenwick against finished at 33, meaning the had a Fenwick percentage of 54.8%. The Corsi for the Flyers came in at 50 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 39 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 56.2%. Philadelphia accrued 6 penalty minutes in this game. They also had 3 chances with the advantage but didn't get a goal. The Flyers had a below average offensive outing in the defeat. In the outing, they tallied a score on 1 out of the 32 shots they put on goal.
The Flyers have had 1,017 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .875. While at even strength, the Flyers let the opposition score 99 goals while notching 83 of their own. Philadelphia Flyers opponents have tallied 105 power play opportunities (22nd in hockey) and have a total of 28 goals in those chances. For the year, they have racked up 38 points and their points percentage sits at .543. Philadelphia has attempted 1,029 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.3%. With respect to their goal scoring prowess, the Philadelphia Flyers have accumulated 106 goals (15th in pro hockey) this season and have allowed 127. Philadelphia has accounted for 116 power play opportunities and they have notched 23 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 19.83%.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Carter Hart. Hart has been involved in 96 games throughout his professional hockey career. He has a win-loss mark of 48-35-7 and he was named the starter in 90 games. The opposition has scored 253 goals versus Hart in his career and his goals against average per game is 2.91. Hart has seen 2,663 shots against him and has gathered 2,410 saves. He has a save percentage of .905 in his 5,218 minutes played. Over the course of his career, Hart has recorded 45 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .500.
In their last outing, New York faced off against the Capitals in an outing where the Islanders notched a victory by a final of 8-4. New York wound up with a 51.1% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that New York played and they showed up in this game. Their Fenwick percentage was 57.6% with a Fenwick of 38 and the Capitals finishing with a 28 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO was 108 and their percentage of oZS was 36.3%. The Islanders recorded 8 goals of the 33 shots on goal they pursued. They had 2 power play chances in this outing but didn't put one in the back of the net.
On the year, the New York Islanders have accumulated 112 goals, 50 points, as well as a points percentage of .676. They have granted a total of 87 goals to be scored by way of 68 goals at even strength and 19 goals while they were shorthanded. The Islanders have 93 goals at even strength and 19 goals (23rd in hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have earned 99 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 19.19%. New York has attempted 1,087 shots (15th in the NHL) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 10.30%, while allowing the other team 1,009 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 79.57% on the other teams 93 chances on the power play, and their save percentage is 91.4%.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Semyon Varlamov protecting the net. He has a tally of 14,240 stops out of 15,553 shots tried, giving him a percentage of .916. Varlamov has amassed a career record of 247-190-59 and has participated in 519 contests. He has started in 495 games and has played for a total of 29,728 minutes. Varlamov's quality start rate sits at 55.8% and he has qualified for 276 quality starts in his professional career. Teams are averaging 2.65 goals/game and he has conceded 1,313 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia (+125)
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