The Philadelphia Flyers (10-7-1) travel to face off against the New York Islanders (6-6-5) on Wednesday, November 22nd. This game will be played at UBS Arena in Elmont and televised on NBCS. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 7:30 ET.
Philadelphia Flyers vs New York Islanders
The Philadelphia Flyers Are Coming Off A Win
Through 18 games, the Flyers have achieved an overall record of 10-7-1. When on the road, Philadelphia holds a 5-3-1 record, while they are 5-4-0 when playing at home. This record has them sitting 2nd in the Eastern Metropolitan division and 6th in the Eastern conference. Philadelphia has nine wins by more than one goals and dropped four games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record is 9-9 this season.
In their most recent game, the Flyers hosted the Blue Jackets and secured a 5-2 victory. In every single period, the Flyers’ offense scored a goal against the Blue Jackets. Philadelphia’s offense came up with one power-play goals and added one when shorthanded. They wrapped up the game with 26 shots on goal.
Philadelphia secured a win against the puck line, entering the game as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage. The combined total of 7 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals for the game.
The New York Islanders Are Coming Off A Win
So far this season, the Islanders have an overall record of 6-6-5. On the road, New York is 3-3-2 and 3-3-3 at home. They are currently positioned 7th in the Eastern Metropolitan division and 12th in the Eastern conference. New York’s average scoring margin for the season is -0.7, resulting in an overall puck line record of 2-15. When playing at home their scoring margin is -0.9, whereas in away games, they are at -0.5.
The Islanders most recently took on the Flames and secured a win with a score of 5-4. Against the Flames, Islanders’ offense was able to score in all three periods. New York’s one power-play goals contributed to their total of 5 goals. Their offensive performance came with 33 shots on goal and three giveaways.
Despite being the underdog, New York managed to secure a win against the puck line in the game. With a combined total of 9 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6 goals set for the game.
Philadelphia Offense Breakdown
The Flyers come into the game scoring an average of 3.3 goals per game, putting them 9th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 11th in the league. This season, the Flyers are 6-3 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 4-4 record.
So far, the Flyers have an over/under record of 8-10-0. Coming into the game, they have played 11 games that went beyond the 5.5 over/under line. Their games, on average, had 6.2 goals per game.
New York Offense Breakdown
For their offensive performance, the Islanders come in averaging 2.5 goals per game this season, which is 29th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 20th in the league. This season, the Islanders have a 2-2 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 4-4 record.
This season, the Islanders have an over/under record of 8-8-1. Throughout the season, they have played 9 games that went over the 5.5 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 5.9 per game.
Philadelphia Team Defense
In terms of defense, the Flyers head into the game ranked 23rd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 27.6 shots per game against Philadelphia. So far, they are 16th in shutouts, achieving 1 shutouts.
New York Team Defense
New York defense takes on the Flyers ranked 5th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 34.8 shots per game against New York. They alsso are 2nd in shutouts, with 3 shutouts.
Flyers vs Islanders Trends
- Philadelphia has played well in their previous 5 road games, going 4-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 1. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 4-1.
- When looking at their past five home matchups, New York has an puck line record of 3-2 while averaging 2 per game. The team went 1-4 overall in these games.
- Looking back on the team’s last three games as the underdog, the Islanders have a straight up record of 1-2. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 3-0.
- Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Philadelphia has an puck line mark of 3-7 while going 6-4 straight up.
When it comes to a moneyline wager, I’m going with the Flyers to defeat the Islanders while playing on the road. Given the current moneyline odds at +132, I’m placing a wager on the Flyers to win outright.
If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Flyers winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Flyers straight-up, we’d still recommend placing a bet on them to cover the puck line.
For those looking at the over/under line set at 5.5 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.
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