Philadelphia Flyers vs. New York Islanders - 12/8/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Islanders (15-8-5) at Philadelphia Flyers (11-11-5)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers -105 / New York Islanders -122 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG+, CSN, TVA
The New York Islanders and Philadelphia Flyers meet Tuesday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
The New York Islanders hope to keep rolling after winning five of their last seven games. The New York Islanders are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power plays. John Tavares leads New York with 12 goals, Kyle Okposo has 15 assists and Frans Nielsen has 76 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 85.1 percent of their power play chances. Jaroslav Halak has allowed 29 goals on 381 shots faced and Thomas Greiss has given up 28 goals on 391 shots. Halak has allowed six goals in his last three games.
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The Philadelphia Flyers look for a strong victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging two goals per game and are scoring on 17.1 percent of their power plays. Claude Giroux leads Philly with nine goals, Jakub Voracek has 14 assists and Wayne Simmonds has 67 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 80.4 percent of their power play chances. Steve Mason has allowed 45 goals on 497 shots faced and Michal Neuvirth has given up 24 goals on 363 shots. Mason has allowed six goals in his last three games.
The Islanders are 4-10 in their last 14 vs. Eastern Conference and 5-1 in their last 6 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game. The Flyers are 2-7 in their last 9 home games and 10-4 in their last 14 vs. a team with a winning record. The Islanders are 4-18 in the last 22 meetings in Philadelphia and 16-36 in the last 52 meetings overall.
The Flyers have gotten the best of the Islanders over the years, especially in Philly, and they've played great this season against teams with winning records. At home and low juice, I like the Flyers in this spot.