We have all the pertinent NHL betting information regarding the total on today’s game between the Philadelphia Flyers and NY Islanders.
NHL MLK Day Matinee Special
The Islanders will host the Flyers in special Martin Luther King Day matinee affair. The game will be televised in the United States by the NBC Sports Network at 1:05 PM ET. According to the NHL betting odds at Bookmaker, the Islanders are a -200 money line favorite, and the current posted total is 6.0. This will be just the second meeting of the season between these Metropolitan Division rivals. The Islanders were a 1-0 home winner over the Flyers this past November 24th. These teams saw all four of their encounters go over the total a season ago, and the Flyers won three of those four contests.
State of the Flyers
The Philadelphia Flyers are coming off a 4-3 road win at Buffalo on Saturday. The win was just their fourth in the last twelve games. The victory also snapped a two game losing streak in which the Flyers were shutout in both of those defeats, and was just the second time they went over the total in their last seven games. Philadelphia has gone under the total in their last four games following a win. The Flyers have scored two goals or less in eight of their previous twelve games. Robb Zepp is slated to be in goal for the Flyers this afternoon, and he’s compiled a stellar .914 save percentage in three starts on the road this season.
Magical Year for the Islanders
The New York Islanders season has far exceeded expectations thus far. They possess a money line record of 30-15 and that includes an extremely impressive 15-4 at home. The Islanders have also gone an outstanding 14-2 versus opponents from within their own division. New York has gone under the total in nine of their previous twelve games at home.
NHL Betting System
The Philadelphia Flyers will be playing their eighth game in the last fourteen days. This will be the Islanders third game in the last four days. Those two factors create a very favorable situation on the total, and I’m going to lean heavily on the validity of that betting system when making my NHL picks for today.
Any home team (Islanders) playing their third game in the last four days, versus an opponent which will be playing eight or more games in the previous fourteen days, has seen 74 of those 114-games (64.9%) stay under the total the past five seasons.
Free NHL Pick: Play on the Flyers and Islanders to go under the total of 6.0 at Bookmaker