Last Updated: 2019-10-09
Two clubs that split their head-to-head series 2-2 last year, the New Jersey Devils and the Philadelphia Flyers begin their seasons at the Wells Fargo Center. The puck drops at 7:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, October 9, and fans at home can view this Metropolitan Division matchup live on NBC Sports Network.
New Jersey Devils vs. Philadelphia Flyers Odds
Playing the role of favorite will be Philadelphia (-125), while New Jersey is a dog offering moneyline odds of +105,, and the oddsmakers have put the Over/Under (O/U) at an even 6 goals (-125 to bet the over, +105 for the under).
Neither team posted a particularly strong 2018-19 season. The New Jersey Devils went just 31-51 straight up (SU) last season, while the Philadelphia Flyers finished 37-45.
The visiting Devils managed to score 2.71 goals per game on offense (30.3 shot attempts per game), while the defense allowed 3.35 goals per contest. Opponents attempted 31.6 shots per game on the Devils last year.
Fueled by 31.5 offensive shot attempts per contest, the Flyers were able to put up 2.98 goals/game. They yielded 32.5 shots and 3.43 goals per game on defense.
New Jersey found goal on 17.6 percent of its power play opportunities during the 2018-19 season. The team managed to kill off 84.4 percent of all opponent power plays.
Philadelphia converted on 17.1 percent of its man-advantages and killed off 78.5 percent of the power plays its defense faced.
New Jersey Devils vs. Philadelphia Flyers Betting Predictions
Free Prediction: SU Winner – Flyers, O/U – Over
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New Jersey was 3-4 in shootouts last season. Philadelphia was 3-1 in games that ended in a shootout.
New Jersey skaters notched 23.5 hits per game last season, while the Flyers posted 21.4 hits per matchup.