Planning on watching today’s Bruins and Flyers game? Catch the action at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA, as the Flyers hosts this showdown at 12:30 ET on NBCS. The Bruins are favored by -1.5 in a Eastern conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 5.5 goals.
BOSTON BRUINS VS PHILADELPHIA FLYERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Philadelphia Flyers +1.5
This game will be played at Wells Fargo Center at 12:30 ET on Saturday, January 27th.
WHY BET THE PHILADELPHIA FLYERS:
- The Bruins enter this game as 1.5-goal favorites and in our projections and we anticipate them winning by a score of 4-3.
- Take the Bruins on the moneyline
- On the puck line, we like Flyers (+1.5)
Will Boston Secure A Victory as Road Favorites?
With an overall record of 30-9-9, the Boston Bruins are sitting in first place in both the Eastern Conference and Atlantic Division heading into today’s game. Over their last ten games, the Bruins have gone 6-4, and they have won four of their last five games.
On the road this season, Boston has gone 14-5-6, and they have won two straight games away from home. When they have been favored this season, the Bruins have gone 26-9-7.
On the season, the Bruins have an average scoring margin of +.9 goals per game, and they have gone 26-22 against the puck line. So far, Boston has 22 wins by multiple goals and 13 losses by just one goal.
Overall, the Bruins have gone 20-22 against the puck line when favored, and their average scoring margin in those games is +.9 goals per contest. In their last ten games, Boston’s puck line record is 5-5.
This season, Boston’s games are averaging 6.1 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 5.9. The Bruins currently have an over/under record of 24-24-0.
Across the Bruins last three road games, the team averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 2. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 0-3, while going 2-1 straight-up.
The Bruins come into the game scoring an average of 3.4 goals per game, putting them 6th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 16th in the league. This season, the Bruins are 13-0 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 16-8 record.
Boston’s leading scorer is David Pastrnak. So far, he has 31 goals which is 4th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Pastrnak has 38 assists this season.
Defensively, the Flyers are currently 24th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 28.1 shots per game against Philadelphia. They also are 5th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.
Goalie Linus Ullmark gets the start and has made 22 starts this season. His record at this point is 14-6, and his save percentage is 0.767%.
Is A Home Victory Likely for Underdog Philadelphia?
At home this season, the Flyers have gone 11-11-2 and have dropped three straight games. In the Eastern Conference standings, Philadelphia is currently in 7th place and 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. Overall, the Flyers have a record of 25-18-6.
As the underdog, Philadelphia has gone 17-13-5 this season. Over their last ten games, the Flyers have gone 5-5 and have dropped four straight games. In games against Eastern Conference opponents, Philadelphia has gone 11-13.
At home this season, the Flyers have a puck line record of just 9-15 and an average scoring margin of -.4 goals per game. So far, they have been the underdog in 35 of their games and have gone 26-9 vs. the puck line in those games.
Coming into the game, Philadelphia has dropped their last four games vs. the puck line and their puck line record for the season is at 29-20. In their last ten games at home, the Flyers have gone just 1-9 vs. the puck line.
On average, Philadelphia’s games have finished with 5.9 goals per game. The season’s average over/under line stands at 6.2. In total, the Flyers come in with an over/under record of 19-27-3.
In their last three games away from home, the Bruins have a straight up record of 2-1 while going 0-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 2 goals per game in these contests.
The Flyers come into the game scoring an average of 2.9 goals per game, putting them 21st in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 1st in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Flyers offense is 24th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 4th in the NHL.
Philadelphia’s current leading scorer is Travis Konecny. This season, he has 22 goals, which puts him 19th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 20 assists so far.
The Flyers defense is currently 24th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 28.1 shots per game against Philadelphia. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 5th with 4 shutouts.
Entering the game, goalie Samuel Ersson has started 22 games this season. His current record stands at 12-8, and his save percentage is 0.641%.