Flyers & Coyotes to Glide Over The Total In Saturday Night Hockey

Dana Lane

Saturday, February 10, 2018 6:09 PM UTC

Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 6:09 PM UTC

The problem with betting games like this you can never count on a team like the Flyers to get up for Arizona, especially with a bigger game against the Vegas Golden Knights less than 24 hours away. Over is 7-1 in their last 8 meetings.

Philadelphia Flyers at Arizona Coyotes

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Free NHL Pick: OVER 5.5Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

Dave Hakstol’s team will show a lot about who the are tonight when they try to avenge a previous loss to the Coyotes which broke Arizona’s 11-game losing streak to start the year.

It’s safe to assume, with the Flyers hanging on by a feather to the third spot in the Metro Division that Hakstol’s team with give us a focused effort. How many times have we seen games like this come back to bite teams that miss the playoffs by a few points. I’m sure that fact will be the focus of Hakstol’s pre-game speech.

I’ve talked about how the Flyers are the right side of this game on the ‘Ice Guys Show’ today but the TOTAL will be our focus in this column and why not considering 7 of their last 8 meetings has cashed tickets. To further break it down, in their last three meetings these two teams have averaged 7.6 goals per game with each of those three averaging 1.7 power play goals. I’ve talked a million times about how you must know that you could get power play production when betting an UNDER.

The trend of OVERS is not just a head to head trend. Four of the Flyers last five games have hit an OVER and three of the Coyotes last five games have cashed OVER tickets.

You also must consider that this is a rare revenge spot for the Flyers in this series when betting not just the side. The Coyotes have beaten the Flyers four straight times including earlier this season which gave Arizona it’s first victory of the year after dropping their first 11 games. If given the chance, its not unreasonable to think that the Flyers would like to avenge those four defeats with a huge offensive showing. Each of those three meetings were decided by one goal but two of them were at the Wells Fargo Center.

Philadelphia is getting plenty of production from their top two lines. Travis Konecny, Sean Couturier, and Claude Giroux has 6 goals in their last five games to go along with 7 assist and Nolan Patrick is starting to heat up on the second line with 4 points in his last five outings. In many ways the Patrick, Wayne Simmonds, Jakub Voracek second line has given Philly more of an offensive boost that the Couturier line.

The Coyotes top line has shown some spark, so we can count on at least goals from them. Derek Stepan, Clayton Keller, and Brendan Perlini has 8 total points in their last fve.

This game is going over the total as we continue to dominate this 2017-18 season.

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