Philadelphia @ New Jersey
According to NHL betting odds the Devils are a -125 money line home favorite and the posted total is 5.0. These teams have seen their last 4 meetings all go under the total. The Devils are 9-2 in their last 11-games versus the Flyers.
Flyers Soaring in the Standing
The Philadelphia Flyers enter tonight’s game having won 5 of their last 6, and 7 of their last 9. After getting off to a 1-7 start to the season they’ve played themselves right back into the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff picture. Currently the Flyers are tied for 2nd with Washington in the Metropolitan Division, and are tied for 7th overall in the Eastern Conference. This will be the final of a 6-game in 11-day road trip for Philadelphia which has seen them go a stellar 4-1 thus far. The Flyers struggled mightily to score goals in the early part of the season, but have really cranked it up offensively of late. They’ve scored 4-goals or more in 8 of their last 10-games. Philadelphia has gone under the total in just 3 of their last 15-games overall.
Striving for Consistency
Every time you begin to think that the Devils are starting to build some momentum, they then proceed to get their bubble burst. In their defense, they did start the season by losing their first 7, and 9 of the first 10-games. They’ve rebounded to the point where they’re just 4-points behind Philadelphia and Washington for the final playoff position in the Eastern Conference, with plenty of time left in the regular season. Goal scoring has been a bit of an issue of late for the Devils as they’ve scored 2-goals or less in 5 of their last 6-games. They will enter tonight attempting to break a 2-game losing streak, and this will be the first of a 3-game in 5-day home stand.
NHL Betting System
Any road team with a total of 5.0 or less that converts on between 14% to 18% on the power play, and they’re facing a goaltender with a save percentage of between .895 to .920, has seen 72 of those 111-games (64.9%) go under the total since the beginning of the 2009-2010 season. Considering that, we'll be adding the under for this game to our NHL picks.
Free Pick: Flyers/Devils to go under the total of 5.0