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Flyers vs. Islanders - 4/7/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
New York Islanders (46-27-6) at Philadelphia Flyers (32-29-18)
Date & Time Tuesday April 7, 2015, 7:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers +115 / New York Islanders -127 --- Over/Under: 5.5
TV Channel
MSG+, CSN, RSNE
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NHL | New York Islanders (46-27-6) at Philadelphia Flyers (32-29-18)
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The New York Islanders and Philadelphia Flyers meet Tuesday night at the Wells Fargo Center.

The New York Islanders look for a win after splitting their last four games. The Islanders are averaging three goals and have scored 11 goals in their last three games. The New York Islanders have four power play goals in their last three games and have won five of their last seven when scoring at least three goals. John Tavares leads New York with 35 goals, Brock Nelson has 22 assists and Anders Lee has 184 shots on goal. Defensively, the Islanders are allowing 2.7 goals and haven’t allowed a power play goal in nine of their last 10 games. Jaroslav Halak has allowed 134 goals on 1,571 shots faced and Chad Johnson has given up 54 goals on 488 shots.

The Philadelphia Flyers need a win after splitting their last six games. The Flyers are averaging 2.6 goals and have scored 10 goals in their last three games. The Philadelphia Flyers have five power play goals in their last three games and have won three straight when scoring at least three goals. Wayne Simmonds leads the Flyers with 28 goals, Claude Giroux has 47 assists and Jakub Voracek has 213 shots on goal. Defensively, the Flyers are allowing 2.7 goals and have allowed a power play goal in five of their last 10 games. Steve Mason has allowed 101 goals on 1,428 shots faced and Ray Emery has given up 78 goals on 732 shots.

The Islanders are 21-7 in their last 28 vs. Metropolitan and 0-5 in their last 5 games following a win. The Flyers are 7-3 in their last 10 home games and 0-6 in their last 6 games following a win. The Islanders are 4-17 in the last 21 meetings in Philadelphia and 16-37 in the last 53 meetings overall.

Neither team has had much success winning back to back games as of late, and the Islanders have been flat out brutal playing in Philly. I'll take the home team and the plus money. 

Pick:
Philadelphia Flyers +115

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