Money Line: 106.00 Philadelphia (Home)
For the first time since a 4-game losing streak that straddled the New Year (Dec 2019-Jan 2020) the Flyers have lost back to back games. Even with the loss in Sunday's Game 4, Philadelphia is 11-1 the last 12 times they have entered a game off a loss. Also, #1 goalie Carter Hart will be back between the pipes for the Flyers after back-up Brian Elliott started Game 4 since it was the 2nd game of a back to back. There are no more back to backs the rest of this series and the Flyers are well aware of that. In other words, it is a game at a time approach as they look to battle back from the 3-1 series deficit but that is a positive for Philadelphia as they take it one at time knowing their young talented goalie Hart will be back between the pipes the rest of the series for as long as they can extend it. Hart was in goal for the Game 3 loss and will be ready to respond. The Flyers are a perfect 7-0 the last 7 times he has been in the crease and coming off a loss in his prior start. The Islanders are 0-2 in the post-season in their first shot at eliminating a team and we look for that trend to continue here. They were up 2-0 on the Panthers in the qualifying round best of five series and then lost game 3 before closing out Florida in the 4th game. The Islanders were also up 3-0 on the Capitals in the first round best of seven series and then lost game 4 before closing out Washington in the 5th game. Per our computer math model, the Flyers will once again (just like Game 4) hold the edge in shots on goal and the edge in hits in this one. Look for that physical play to help lead the way to some great scoring chances for the Flyers and this time it leads to victory for Philly as the Islanders drop to 0-3 in this post-season when they have their first shot at a close out while Hart improves to 8-0 the last 8 times he has entered a start off a loss. Bet the Philadelphia Flyers on the money line in early evening action Tuesday.