Lay the Juice on Money Line for Flyers vs. Islanders NHL Pick

Ross Benjamin

Monday, November 24, 2014 1:16 PM GMT

Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 1:16 PM GMT

There’s more than just the NFL on Monday, and we’re right on top of the NHL betting action tonight, focusing here on the Philadelphia Flyers vs. NY Islanders.

Monday Night Hockey in the Metropolitan
A couple of Metropolitan Division rivals will meet on Monday when the Islanders host the Flyers at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. The opening puck drop goes at 7:05 PM ET. The NHL betting odds at Bookmaker has the Islanders as a -150 money line favorite, and the posted total is 6.0. This will be the first meeting of the season between these clubs. The Flyers went 3-1 versus the Islanders a season ago, and all 4 of those games went over the total.

 

Early Road Woes for Flyers
The Philadelphia Flyers are off to a 8-11 start versus the money line this season. They’ve gone 6-5 at home but are a dismal 2-6 on the road. And that includes 0-4 in the last 4 on enemy ice. If you’re looking to pinpoint why they’ve struggled on the road, all you would have to do is look at their penalty killing. Home teams are cashing in on 44.4% (12-for27) of their power play chances against the Flyers, and that’s absolutely pathetic. Philadelphia is allowing 3.5 goals per game in their 8 road tilts. On a more positive note, they’re coming off a 4-2 home win over Columbus on Saturday, and that snapped an overall 4-game losing streak. Steve Mason is listed as the probable starting goaltender for today’s game. Mason has gone 5-7 this season with a respectable .913 save percentage.

 

Red-Hot Isles
Before placing your NHL pick tonight, understand that the Islanders enter this division home tilt tonight having won 3 in a row, and 8 of their last 9. They currently own an outstanding 14-6 money line record, and have scored 4-goals or more in 5 of their last 6-games. The Isles have gone 6-2 on home ice this season, have averaged a terrific 4.4 goals per outing in Uniondale, and 7 of the 8 have gone over the total. Jaroslav Halak is likely to get the start in goal tonight, and he’s gone 9-4 in 13-starts while compiling a solid .918 save percentage.

 

Final Analysis
The Islanders are coming off a decisive 4-1 win over division rival Pittsburgh in their previous game. The Flyers will be playing in their 4th game over their last 7-days. The combination of those two facts creates a very profitable money line betting system that I will use to make my NHL pick in this game.

Any home team, coming off a win by 2-goals or more against a division opponent, and they’re facing a team that’s playing their 4th game in the last 7-days, has gone 70-28 (71.4%) during the past 5-seasons.

Free NHL Pick: Islanders -145 over the Flyers at BookMaker

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