New York Islanders (20-8-4) at Philadelphia Flyers (15-11-3)
NHL Hockey: Monday, March 22, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers +105 / New York Islanders -125 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The New York Islanders and the Philadelphia Flyers meet in NHL action from the Wells Fargo Center on Monday night.
The New York Islanders will be looking to keep the puck rolling after a 6-1 whooping of the Flyers last time out. Mathew Barzal leads the Isles in scoring with 25 points coming on 9 goals and 16 assists with a team-high 81 shots on goal while Nick Leddy has 21 points with a team-high 20 assists. Jordan Eberle’s got 20 points split between 10 goals and 10 assists while J-G Pageau and Brock Nelson each have double-digit goal tallies with Nelson logging a team-high 12 goals this season. As a team, New York is averaging 2.8 goals on 29.7 shots against per game with a 20% success rate on the PP while allowing 2.3 goals against on 27.5 shots per game with an 81.6% success rate on the penalty kill.
The Philadelphia Flyers will try to rebound after their loss to the Islanders last time out. James van Riemsdyk leads the Flyers in scoring with 29 points including a team-high 13 goals and 16 assists while Joel Farabee has 25 points with 13 goals of his own this season. Claude Giroux has 23 points with 7 goals and 16 assists while Jakub Voracek has 22 points with a team-high 17 assists. As a team, Philadelphia is averaging 3.3 goals on 28.1 shots per game with a 19.6% success rate on the power play while allowing 3.5 goals against on 29.7 shots with a 74.7% kill rate on the penalty kill this season.
New York is 10-2 in their last 12 games overall and 12-3 in their last 15 games as a favorite while the under is 10-1 in their last 11 games as a road favorite. Philadelphia is 1-8 in their last 9 games as an underdog and 2-6 in their last 8 home games while the over is 21-8 in their last 29 games overall. New York is 2-5 in the last 7 meetings between these two teams.
The plus money with the Flyers as a home dog is worth a look, but the Islanders have all of the momentum here after nearly coming back two games ago in a losing effort and following that up with a walloping of the Flyers last time out. New York’s just playing the better and more consistent hockey, and even on the road, getting this cheap of a price against an up and down Flyers team is a gift. I’ll tale the Islanders here.