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NHL betting line favors Flyers over Islanders

New York Islanders

Philadelphia Flyers
8-12-3 November 23, 2013, 07:00 PM | Wells Fargo Center 9-10-2

The Philadelphia Flyers battle the visiting New York Islanders on Saturday in NHL betting action at Wells Fargo Center.

The Flyers sit at 9-10-2 on the season; in comparison, the Islanders are currently 8-12-3. Looking to wager on the totals? Philadelphia is 5-13-3 OU, and New York is 14-8-1 OU.

View New York Islanders vs Philadelphia Flyers Odds and Stats.

If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Islanders listed earlier today as underdogs of 143 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 14-rated Islanders taking on the No. 27-rated Flyers in this contest.

New York lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Penguins on November 22. Bettors who backed the Penguins at -210 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Philadelphia won its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Sabres on November 21. Bettors who backed the Flyers at -180 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Philadelphia's No. 27-ranked offense (2.1 goals per game) against a Islanders defense that ranks No. 28 at 3.35 goals per game allowed. The Flyers powerplay has clicked at a 14.46% rate while the Islanders have a 70.42% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Islanders at Flyers trends to consider:
NY Islanders is 2-6-1 SU in its last 9 games
NY Islanders is 0-4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
NY Islanders is 5-20 SU in its last 25 games when playing Philadelphia
NY Islanders is 3-15 SU in its last 18 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Philadelphia's last 23 games
Philadelphia is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games when playing NY Islanders
Philadelphia is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against NY Islanders

Next up:
New York home to Atlanta, Wednesday, November 27th
Philadelphia at Florida, Monday, November 25th