New York Islanders (3-4-1) at Philadelphia Flyers (6-2-1)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers -125 / New York Islanders +105 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The New York Islanders and the Philadelphia Flyers meet in NHL action from the Wells Fargo Center on Sunday night.
The New York Islanders will look to rebound from their 3-2 OT loss to the Flyers last time out. Mathew Barzal leads the Islanders in scoring with 8 points including 3 goals and 5 assists while Jordan Eberle and Noah Dobson each have 5 points with Eberle logging 3 goals while Dobson has 4 assists. Nick Leddy and Anders Lee each have 4 point with Leddy logging 4 assists while Lee has 3 goals and an assist. Semyon Varlamov’s seen the bulk of the work for the Islanders this season, going 3-3 with a 2.00 GAA and 2 shutouts in his 6 starts this season.
The Philadelphia Flyers will look to take another game over the Islanders after their OT win over New York last time out. Jakub Voracek leads the Flyers in scoring with 10 points including a team-high 8 assists while James van Riemsdyk, Claude Giroux and Kevin Hayes each have 9 point with JVR logging 5 goals and 4 assists and Hayes chipping in 4 goals and 5 helpers while Giroux has 8 assists of his own. Travis Konecny has 8 points with 5 goals and 3 assists and Ivan Provorov has 6 points with 4 assist this season. Carter Hart’s seen the bulk of the action fro Philly, going 4-2 with a 3.34 GAA while Brian Elliott is 2-0 with a 1.98 GAA and a shutout in the Flyers’ crease this season.
New York is 0-4 in their last 4 games overall and 0-5 in their last 5 road games while the over is 4-1-2 in their last 7 games playing on no rest. Philadelphia is 27-10 in their last 37 home games and 10-4 in their last 14 games against a team with a losing record while the under is 10-3-1 in their last 14 Sunday games. The home team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings between these two teams.
This is going to be a tight game as a lot of rivalry games are. However, the Islanders are still struggling right now and just can’t get their footing. Philadelphia’s been consistent the whole way so far, and I just think we’re once again getting this Flyers team on the cheap. I’ll take my chances with the Flyers and the cheap price tag in this one.