Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Islanders vs Flyers NHL Odds
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(35-28-12) New York Islanders vs. Philadelphia Flyers (36-32-8)
Date: Thursday, March 30th
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Flyers -125
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
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A huge two points will be on the line Thursday night as a pair of Metropolitan Division teams tangle in a fight for their playoff lives.
New York Islanders
The Isles have been bouncing between 8th and 10th place in the Eastern Conference for a while now, and the race for the final playoff spot in this conference is going to come right down to the wire.
Four spots have already been clinched and you can pretty much punch Montreal and Ottawa’s tickets to the post season so that leaves just two spots up for grabs, the three seed in the Atlantic and the final wild card spot.
Since the Isles don’t play in the Atlantic, the wild card is their last hope at making a post-season appearance.
These are desperate times for a team that has lost their last two and have seen themselves slide to four points out of eighth place after losing a massive game to the Bruins and dropping a pretty flat performance against the Nashville Predators.
Thursday’s game is the biggest of the season as a loss to yet another team fighting for a spot would all but spell doom for the Isles.
Much of this season for the Flyers will likely be summed up as “too little, too late”. The Flyers have had some good spells throughout the season but have almost always followed it up with a losing skid to pretty much break even.
The same is true for right now as the Flyers have won two straight, but that brings their record over the past 10 games to 5-5-0, not bad, not great.
The problem is, that when you’re chasing a playoff spot down you need to be playing great.
Winning one game for every loss isn’t going to gain you any ground and the Flyers need to almost win out to make up the six points they need to make up if they hope to qualify for they playoffs.
If this game is a must win for the Isles, it’s absolutely do-or-die for the Flyers as a loss would keep that at (minimum) six points back with just five games left on the schedule.
They’d also need to leap frog over four teams to get there. This game is the Flyers’ season right here.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Flyers are 4-0 in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
- Under is 8-1-1 in Flyers last 10 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
- Road team is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
- Under is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings.
- Under is 6-1 in Islanders last 7 overall.
Free New York Islanders vs. Philadelphia Flyers NHL Hockey Prediction:
The road team has been the victor in the last five meetings between these two, so that bodes well for the Isles. This game seems destined for overtime.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: UNDER
The three meetings between these two have this season have been settled by scores of 3-2 (SO), 3-2 (OT) and 3-1. Go with the under here.
NHL Free Score Prediction: New York 3 – Philadelphia 2
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