Flyers vs. Islanders.
This is a game of 2 teams heading in different directions. In each teams last 5 games, the Islanders have lost the last 4 of 5 while or our Flyguys have won there last 3 of 5 including last night’s 3-2 win in Philly. The Islanders took the trek to Philly to play the Flyers again tonight. This is a game that should not be taken lightly considering the long standing rivalry between Philly and NY in any sport. The Flyers are playing well at 6-2-1 while the Islanders are stagnant at 3-4-1. Vegas is giving the Flyers the advantage with a money line at $125, Puck line of 1.5 and O/U at 5.5. This would be a game to stay away from but if you need the action a small Flyers bet would be the right thing. The O/U is the exact number the Flyers average and beating the Islanders by a score of 3-2 just last night makes the O/U too hard to predict.
The Sixers vs Pacers
in their last 5 the Pacers are 3-2 while the Sixers are 4-1. The Sixers are playing well despite all the fan outcry to trade Simmons. Just please stop that now. The Sixers are 14-6 and sitting on top of the Eastern Conference while the Pacers are 11-8 and 5th in the Eastern Conference. In offensive stats the 2 teams are almost identical. The Sixers have a .3 advantage in points for and in Points against the Sixers average 1.0 less than the Pacers. The telling story is in the other stats where the Sixers lead all by good margins. The line is Sixers minus 1.5 points and the money line is $125. O/U is at 223. Both teams have passed that number in 3 of last 5. My money would be on a small teaser, Sixers and Over. Bring the 225 down 6 points to 217 and move Sixers line to +4.5.
Good luck all.