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Islanders visit Philadelphia Flyers in NHL clash

New York Islanders

Philadelphia Flyers
19-23-7 January 18, 2014, 07:00 PM | Wells Fargo Center 24-19-5

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting New York duelling Philadelphia on Saturday at Wells Fargo Center.

The Islanders will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 19-23-7 this season, while the Flyers are 24-19-5. New York is 26-22-1 against the total, while Philadelphia is 21-20-7 versus the number.

View New York Islanders vs Philadelphia Flyers Odds and Stats.

If you're going with the Flyers in this one, they were listed as moneyline Favorite of -147 on most hockey betting menus early today for Saturday's contest. The over-under was at 5.5 earlier at BetOnline.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 15-rated Islanders taking on the No. 10-rated Flyers in this contest.

New York won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Lightning on January 16. Bettors who backed the Islanders at +142 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Philadelphia was a 4-3 loser in its last match at home against the Predators. They lost as -145 favorites, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Philadelphia's No. 17-ranked offense, averaging 2.67 goals per game, against a Islanders defense that ranks No. 29 at 3.2 goals allowed. The Flyers power play is averaging 18.68% while the Islanders defense kills off 75.17% of their penalties.

A few Islanders at Flyers trends to consider:
NY Islanders is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Islanders's last 6 games
NY Islanders is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 17 of NY Islanders's last 23 games on the road
Philadelphia is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Philadelphia's last 21 games
Philadelphia is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games at home

Next up:
New York home to Philadelphia, Monday, January 20th