Eastern Division foes collide once again in a rivalry showdown as the New York Islanders and Philadelphia Flyers battle for a second straight night at the Wells Fargo Center.

Let’s take a look at this showdown from a betting perspective in our Islanders vs. Flyers Betting preview with odds, picks and predictions for this January 31, 2021 matchup.

Islanders vs. Flyers Betting Pick

The Flyers picked up a 3-2 overtime victory last night against the Islanders, with forward Scott Laughton scoring his first goal of the season in the extra frame. Carter Hart made 26 saves over 28 shots faced and despite the losing effort, the Islanders’ defense played well, holding Philly to just 17 total shots in the game. For Philadelphia, this continues a troubling recent trend in which the team has failed to generate consistent pressure on opposing defenses.

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It will be a battle of backups in net for each club, with Ilya Sorokin going for New York and Brian Elliot making the start for Philly.

Islanders vs. Flyers Odds

Here are the lines for Islanders vs. Flyers at BetMGM.

Spread: Flyers (-1.5 +220); Islanders (+1.5 -275)
Moneyline: Flyers (-125); Islanders (+105)
Over/Under: Over 5.5 (+110)/Under 5.5 (-135)

 

Bets We Like With a Flyers Win

James van Riemsdyk to Score a Goal Anytime (+300 BetMGM)

The 31-year old forward now has five goals and four assists on the season, and I like for him to get on the board with a goal tonight if the Flyers are going to have a chance to earn two points in this contest. JVR has 11 goals and 18 assists over 38 career games versus the Islanders.

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Bets We Like With an Islanders Win

Islanders Team Total OVER 3 Goals (+110, BetMGM)

This Islanders team has struggled to generate consistent offense, going back to the middle of last season.

Barry Trotz has called out the effort and focus of this club. They will have to really play hard to top the offense of the Flyers, but if they can score at least three in this game, they will have a puncher’s chance at earning two points in the end.

New York generated 26 shots on goal last night against Carter Hart, but with tonight’s goalie for the Flyers being Brian Elliott, I like New York’s chances of cashing this team total tonight. Elliot is 8-2-7 with a 2.64 goals-against over 19 career starts versus the Islanders, but I think they’ll net a few here.

Bets We Like Independent of the Outcome

Full Game OVER 5.5 (+110, BetMGM)

The Flyers have been cashing over tickets left and right this season, going 6-3 in their last nine games, and 14-6 to the over in the last 19 meetings with the Islanders, who desperately need to get their offense rolling in this contest.

I expect to see a frantic pace for most of this game, leading to more scoring chances than we saw last night, and with both backups in net for each club, I feel we’re getting a good plus price with the 5.5 goals.

Islanders vs. Flyers Prediction

I’m expecting another close battle between these two squads, with the Flyers still coming up on top as the better club.

Philadelphia wins this one by a 4-3 decision.

Note: Post written by Alex B. Smith. Follow him on Twitter at @axsmithsports.

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