Planning on watching today’s Senators and Flyers game? Catch the action at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA, as the Flyers hosts this showdown at 1:00 ET on NBCS. The over/under for this Eastern conference contest is set at 6.5 goals, with the Flyers being the favored team playing at home against the Senators.
OTTAWA SENATORS VS PHILADELPHIA FLYERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Philadelphia Flyers -1.5
This game will be played at Wells Fargo Center at 1:00 ET on Sunday, January 21st.
WHY BET THE PHILADELPHIA FLYERS:
- Coming in as 1.5 goal favorites, our projections have the Flyers picking up a 4-3 win.
- Take the Flyers on the moneyline
- On the spread, we like Senators (+1.5)
Will the Ottawa Defense Show Up on the Road?
On the season, the Senators have gone 16-24-1 and sit in 8th place in the Atlantic Division and 16th in the Eastern Conference. They have gone 7-6 against divisional opponents and 12-12 against the rest of the Eastern Conference. On the road, Ottawa has gone just 4-13-0 this season and are currently on a five-game losing streak away from home. Over their last ten games, the Senators have gone just 3-7.
As the underdog, Ottawa has gone 6-16-1 this season and have been the underdog in 23 of their 41 games. Over their last five games, the Senators have gone 2-3 and they are 1-2 over their last three games. Over the course of the season, Ottawa has been favored in 18 games and have gone 10-8-0 in those games. In their last four games as the favorite, the Senators have won each game.
On the season, Ottawa has an average scoring differential of -.3 goals per game and has gone 17-24 against the puck line. So far, the Senators have 19 losses by multiple goals and have gone just 2-8 against the puck line in their last ten road games.
As the underdog, Ottawa has an average scoring margin of -1.1 goals per game and has gone 10-13 against the puck line. In their last three games, the Senators have gone 2-1 against the puck line.
For the season, Ottawa’s games have finished with an average of 7 goals per game. Their average over/under line for the season is 6.6. Overall, the Senators have an over/under record of 23-15-3.
When looking at their past three road matchups, Ottawa has an puck line record of 0-3 while averaging 2 per game. The team went 0-3 overall in these games.
For their offensive performance, the Senators come in averaging 3.3 goals per game this season, which is 17th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 20th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Senators offense is 22nd in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 28th in the NHL.
Ottawa’s leading goal scorer is Brady Tkachuk. So far this season, he has 19 goals, placing him 30th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Tkachuk has 17 assists this season.
Philadelphia defense takes on the Senators ranked 23rd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 28.4 shots per game against Philadelphia. They also are 4th in shutouts, with 4 shutouts.
Entering the game, goalie Mads Sogaard has started one games this season. His current record stands at 0-1, and his save percentage is 0.18%.
Do the Flyers Have What it Takes at Home?
At home this season, the Flyers are 11-9-2, and they have been favored in 13 of their 22 home games. Overall, Philadelphia has gone 25-15-6, and they are currently 4th in the Eastern Conference and 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. Over their last ten games, the Flyers have gone 6-4, and they have won three straight games when favored.
Against Eastern Conference opponents, Philadelphia has gone 11-10 this year, and they have gone 8-7 against teams in the Metropolitan Division. In their last five games, the Flyers have gone 4-1, and they are 2-1 in their last three games. Through 46 games, Philadelphia has 56 points.
Philadelphia enters the game with a puck line record of 29-17, including a road puck line record of 20-4. They have gone 2-1 against the puck line in their last three games and 3-2 in their last five.
So far this season, the Flyers have an average scoring margin of +.2 goals per game and have won 15 games by multiple goals compared to 10 games by just one goal. As the favorite, Philadelphia has gone just 3-10 against the puck line and has dropped seven straight games when favored.
Games involving Philadelphia have an average of 5.8 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 6.2. In terms of their over/under performance, the Flyers come in with a record of 17-26-3.
Across the Senators last three road games, the team averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 4. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 0-3, while going 0-3 straight-up.
In terms of their offensive performance, the Flyers are averaging 2.9 goals per game this season, putting them in the 19th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 1st in the league. Coming into the game, the Flyers have a 17-8 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 6-7.
The leading scorer for Philadelphia’s offense is Travis Konecny. Coming into the game he has 22 goals, ranking 14th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 19 assists so far.
The Flyers defense is currently 23rd in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 28.4 shots per game against Philadelphia. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 4th with 4 shutouts.
Goalie Samuel Ersson comes into the game having made 19 starts this season. So far, his record is 12-5 and he has a save percentage of 0.602%.