New York Islanders vs Philadelphia Flyers NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/8/21

New York Islanders vs Philadelphia Flyers NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/8/21 Photo by Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Flyers (18-15-5) at New York Islanders (25-10-4)

NHL Hockey: Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Nassau Coliseum)

The Line: New York Islanders -182 / Philadelphia Flyers +150 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Philadelphia Flyers and New York Islanders meet Thursday in NHL action at the Nassau Coliseum.

The Philadelphia Flyers need a win after losing eight of their last 12 games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 19.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Joel Farabee leads Philadelphia with 14 goals, Jakub Voracek has 25 assists and James van Riemsdyk has 94 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 3.6 goals per game and are killing 72.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Carter Hart has allowed 20 goals on 192 shots faced and Brian Elliott has allowed 49 goals on 447 shots.

The New York Islanders look to stay hot after winning 15 of their last 19 games. The New York Islanders are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 19.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Brock Nelson leads New York with 14 goals, Nick Leddy has 24 assists and Mathew Barzal has 102 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 80.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Semyon Varlamov has given up 58 goals on 743 shots faced and Ilya Sorokin has allowed 28 goals on 324 shots.

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The Flyers are 2-5 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 3-7 in their last 10 overall. The Islanders are 41-20 in their last 61 home games and 20-7 in their last 27 overall. The over is 15-5 in Flyers last 20 overall. The over is 12-4-1 in Islanders last 17 home games. The Flyers are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in New York. The favorite is 59-22 in the last 81 meetings.

The Philadelphia Flyers still have yet to get out of this funk and they're not providing any value in the underdog role, losing 12 of their last 15 games with plus money. The New York Islanders are a team I've blindly backed for a while now, and they continue to pile up the victories while the offense is taking steps in the right direction. The Islanders have won three straight against the Flyers, including a shootout win a few days ago. Give me the Islanders and the PL for max betting value.

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Randy’s Pick New York Islanders -1.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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