Philadelphia Flyers (15-10-3) at New York Islanders (19-8-4)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Nassau Coliseum)
The Line: New York Islanders -138 / Philadelphia Flyers +125 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Philadelphia Flyers and the New York Islanders meet in NHL action from the Nassau Coliseum on Saturday night.
The Philadelphia Flyers will look to pick up another win over New York after their 4-3 win over the Islanders last time out. James van Riemsdyk leads the Flyers with 29 points including a team-high 13 goals and 16 assists while Joel Farabee has 12 goals and 12 apples. Claude Giroux also has 16 assists and Jakub Voracek’s got 17 assists this season. As a team, Philadelphia is averaging 3.3 goals per game on 28.1 shots per game with a 20.2% success rate on the power play while allowing 3.5 goals per game on 29.7 shots against per game with a 74.1% kill rate on the PK this season.
The New York Islanders will be looking to bounce back from their loss to the Flyers last time out. Mathew Barzal leads the Islanders with 24 points including 9 goals and 15 assists while Nick Leddy has 21 points with a team-high 20 assists and Brock Nelson has a team-high 12 goals for the Islanders this season. As a team, New York is averaging 2.8 goals per game on 29.7 shots per game with a 20% success rate on the power play while allowing 2.3 goals per game on 27.5 shots against per game with an 81.6% conversion rate on the PK this season.
Philadelphia is 17-8 in their last 25 road games and 1-7 in their last 8 games as an underdog while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games following a win. New York is 6-1 in their last 7 home games and 9-2 in their last 11 games overall while the over is 8-1-2 in their last 11 games as a home favorite.
I honestly have no idea what to make of the Flyers right now as they’re a good team but get blasted by the Rangers 9-0 one night and beat a really good Islanders team on a back to back the next night. I think in this one, the Islanders are going to be out for revenge and the price is still pretty good all things considered. I’ll take my chances and lay the juice with New York in a bounce back here.