Philadelphia Flyers vs New York Islanders Prediction, 4/8/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Flyers vs New York Islanders
Date: Thursday, April 8, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Flyers (+150) Islanders (-182)
Carter Hart and the Philadelphia Flyers (18-15-5) are headed to Barclays Center on Thursday where they'll take on the New York Islanders (25-10-4). The Islanders open this contest at -182 while the Flyers are priced at +150. The total is set at 6.5.
The Flyers had a rough game after their 4-2 defeat against the Bruins in their last game. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 65.9% and they had a PDO of 97.1 in this game. They had 34 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 24 attempts to win the puck. Their Fenwick was 50 and the Fenwick against finished at 32, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 61.0%. The Corsi for the Flyers was 66 and the Corsi against was 47 which means they had a Corsi rate of 58.4%. Philadelphia compiled 8 penalty minutes for this matchup. Additionally, they had 3 power play tries but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. The Flyers left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in the defeat. In the game, they netted 2 out of the 42 shots they put on goal.
The Flyers have had 1,096 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .877. When at even strength, the Flyers have conceded 104 goals while having 89 of their own. Philadelphia Flyers opponents have earned 114 power play opportunities (20th in hockey) and have a total of 31 goals in those attempts. For the current season, the have a total of 41 points and their points percentage is .539. Philadelphia has tried 1,135 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.0%. When discussing their scoring, the Philadelphia Flyers have tallied 113 goals (14th in the National Hockey League) so far this year and have surrendered 135. Philadelphia comes into tonight with 125 power play opportunities and they have notched 24 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 19.20%.
The man in net for this game is Carter Hart. Opponents have scored 258 goals against Hart in his career and his goals against average per game is 2.90. Hart has played in 98 games during his hockey career. His save percentage sits at .905 in his 5,341 mins in the crease. He has earned a mark of 48-36-8 and he has started in 92 games. For his career, Hart has tallied 46 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .500. Hart has had 2,712 shot attempts taken against him and he has 2,454 saves.
In their last game, New York went up against the Capitals in a game where the Islanders took home the victory by a final score of 1-0. New York had a 54.4% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game New York had and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. Their Fenwick rate came in at 58.2% by amassing a Fenwick of 46 and the Capitals ending the game with a 33 Fenwick. They had a PDO at even strength of 103 and their percentage of oZS was 41.4%. The Islanders notched 1 goal out of the 39 shots on goal they pursued. They had 2 power play chances in this one but weren't able to notch a goal.
This season, the New York Islanders have accounted for 115 goals, 54 points, in addition to a points percentage of .692. They have permitted 89 goals to be scored by of a combination of 70 goals at even strength and 19 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Islanders are sitting with 95 goals at even strength and 20 goals (22nd in the NHL) while on the power play. They have a total of 106 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 18.87%. New York has put up 1,150 shots (17th in the league) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 10.00%, while allowing the opposition 1,070 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 80.61% on their opponents 98 power play tries, and their save percentage currently sits at 91.7%.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Semyon Varlamov protecting the net. Opponents are averaging 2.64 goals per contest and he has relinquished 1,313 goals in total. Varlamov's rate of quality starts comes out to 55.8% and he has made 277 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has started in 496 contests and has played for a total of 29,788 mins. Varlamov has accumulated a career record of 248-190-59 and has been in goal for 520 games. He has a tally of 14,269 saves out of the 15,582 shots attempted, giving him a rate of .916.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take New York (-182)
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