NHL Daily Picks for Monday Night: Flames Should Toast Injury-Riddled Flyers

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NHL Pick: Calgary Flames -1.5 (+110) at BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review)

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We are looking at two plus money NHL picks ahead of Monday’s Presidents Day betting card. The Calgary Flames play host to the Philadelphia Flyers who are now winless in 80% of their last 10 outings. 

On the other side of the border, the NY Islanders head to Pittsburgh in their second game, and we believe the Islanders could represent some value on the first-period moneyline. Let’s get into it!

Philadelphia Flyers vs. Calgary Flames

Monday, February 20, 2023 – 04:00 PM EST at Scotiabank Saddledome


The Calgary Flames are looking to get back into the playoff race right now as they are currently just outside of the qualification places. With that said they will need to string a few wins together and not be so inconsistent as the Flames are trailing the Edmonton Oilers by five points but have played one game less. Last time on the ice Calgary beat the NY Rangers 3-2 in overtime, which marked just their third win in their previous 8 games.  

The Philadelphia Flyers come into this road game with no less than five players injured, on top of this their recent form has been plummeting having now gone 2-8 in their last 10 games.  

When these teams last met the Flames came away as 5-2 winners.  

Against the Spread Records  

Philadelphia Flyers

  • Against the Spread: 38-19 (2nd) 
  • Win/Loss: 22-35 (28th)
  • Over/Under: 26-26-3 
  • Units: -2.2u 
  • ROI: -3.91% 

Calgary Flames 

  • Against the Spread: 20-36 (33rd)
  • Win/Loss: 26-30 (24th)
  • Over/Under: 27-27-2 
  • Units: -13.0u 
  • ROI: -23.25% 

The Pick  

We are really putting our neck on the line with this NHL pick, as we are looking to take the Calgary Flames to cover the -1.5 PK line spread despite being the worst team in the entire NHL at covering the spread and the Philadelphia Flyers being the second best.  

That said the Flyers haven’t been so strong in recent road games, getting beaten by 4 goals in their previous two game and losing 4-0 the last time they visited the Flames' home ice. We believe the Flames can win this one by 2+ goals.  

NHL Pick: Calgary Flames -1.5 (+110) at BetOnline

New York Islanders vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Monday, February 20, 2023 – 07:00 PM EST at PPG Paints Arena


Both the Pittsburgh Penguins and NY Islanders are level on points and right beside each other with seventh (Pittsburgh) and eighth (Islanders) in the Eastern Conference. Although the Penguins have a BIG advantage having played four games less than today’s opponents.  

Defensively the NY Islanders have been solid allowing only 2.78 goals per game, it’s been their offense that’s struggled having only scored an average of 2.90 per game. The Islanders have been very steaky lately as they went on a streak that saw just one win in eleven games, then they won four in a row but have since gone 1-4.  

Pittsburgh has won just 4 of their previous 10 NHL games and is just barely clinging onto a playoff spot, luckily for them the two teams chasing them have lost more games than them over their previous five games.  

Against the Spread Records  

New York Islanders 

  • Against the Spread: 30-29 (15th)
  • Win/Loss: 28-31 (21st)
  • Over/Under: 27-30-2 
  • Units: -6.4u 
  • ROI: -10.92% 

Pittsburgh Penguins  

  • Against the Spread: 25-30 (25th) 
  • Win/Loss: 27-28 (17th)
  • Over/Under: 25-29-1 
  • Units: -10.7u 
  • ROI: -19.51% 

The Pick  

Although the Penguins are priced up as pre-game favorites at -130 compared to the Islanders at +130, we like the value on the underdogs to cover the moneyline in the first period at +110 NHL odds with BetOnline. The first period has been productive for the Islanders this season, hitting a 7% ROI, whilst the Penguins are currently sitting at -20% ROI in the first period.  

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NHL Pick: NY Islanders 1st Period ML (+105) at BetOnline

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