Free NHL Picks for Flyers vs. Islanders

Ross Benjamin

Monday, January 20, 2014 2:46 PM GMT

Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 2:46 PM GMT

The Islanders host the Flyers on Monday at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York with the opening puck drop scheduled for 1:05 PM ET. Find out where our trusty handicapper believe the best value lies for your NHL picks.

According to NHL betting odds the Islanders are a -110 money line home favorite and the posted total is 6.0. The home team has won 4 of the last 5 meetings between these clubs. The Flyers have gone 39-13 min their last 52-games versus the Islanders.

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The Rematch

The Flyers come off a 6-4 home win over these same Islanders on Saturday. Philadelphia trailed 4-3 entering the 3rd period of that contest, and then proceeded to score 3 unanswered goals in the final stanza to come away with 2-points in the standings. The Flyers have now failed to go under the total in their last 5, and 7 of the last 8-games. The Flyers have earned at least 1-point in 14 of their last 18-games. Philadelphia has also been a very profitable 6-2 versus the money line in their last 8 road games. They’ve also scored 3-goals or more in 15 of their last 17-games. Philadelphia is currently 3rd in the Metropolitan Division, and tied for 6th overall in the Eastern Conference.

Showing Positive Signs

Despite losing to the Flyers in their previous game, the Islanders have still won 8 of their last 11-games. In those 11-games the Islanders have seemed to regain their offensive prowess that’s eluded them for most of the season, scoring 41-goals combined over that stretch. This will be their first home game in 2 weeks to the day for the Islanders, as they’ve just concluded a successful 6-game in 12-day road swing that saw them go 4-2. The Islanders have struggled defensively this season allowing an average of 3.2 goals per game which ranks 29th in the NHL. However, they’ve gone under the total in 15 of their 23 home games this season, including 13 of their last 16 in Uniondale. The Islanders are a dismal 2-14 in their last 16-games against the money line versus Metropolitan Division opponents. They’re currently last in the Metropolitan Division, and 15th overall in the Eastern Conference.

NHL Betting System

Any road team with a total of 6.0 or more, that’s gone over the total in their last 3 or more games, and they average between 2.5 to 2.9 goals per game, versus an opponent that allows 2.9 or more goals per game, has seen 42 of those 57-games (73.7%) stay under the total since the beginning of the 1996-1997-year. This affair to go under the total of 6.0 for your free NHL picks.

NHL Pick: Flyers/Islanders to go under the total of 6.0

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