Betting on today’s Flyers and Bruins game? Catch the action at TD Garden in Boston, MA, as the Bruins hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on NBCS. The over/under for this Eastern conference contest is set at 5.5 goals, with the Bruins being favored by -1.5 goals at home against the Flyers.

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS VS BOSTON BRUINS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Boston Bruins -1.5

This game will be played at TD Garden at 7:00 ET on Saturday, March 16th.

WHY BET THE BOSTON BRUINS:

  • 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 spread, we like Flyers (+1.5)

Are Philadelphia Ready for a Road Win?

On the season, the Flyers have a record of 34-25-8, which puts them in 3rd place in the Metropolitan Division and 7th in the Eastern Conference with 76 points. In their last ten games, Philadelphia has gone 4-6 and have lost two straight games as the underdog.

When playing on the road this season, the Flyers have gone 17-11-5 and have been the underdog in 46 of their 67 games. Against other Eastern Conference teams, Philadelphia has a record of 15-21.

On the season, Philadelphia has an average scoring margin of -.1 goals per game, and they have 18 losses by more than one goal. So far, the Flyers’ puck line record is 39-28, including going 5-5 in their last ten games.

As the underdog, Philadelphia has a puck line record of 33-13, and they have dropped their last three games vs. the puck line. On the road, the Flyers are 25-8 vs. the puck line, and their average scoring margin is +.1 goals per game.

This season, Philadelphia’s games are averaging 6 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6.1. The Flyers currently have an over/under record of 28-36-3.

Across the Flyers last three road games, the team averaged 1 goals per game while allowing 4. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 1-2, while going 1-2 straight-up.

When looking at their offense, the Flyers have an average of 2.9 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 23rd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 2nd in the league. This season, the Flyers are 24-15 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 8-10 record.

The leading scorer for Philadelphia’s offense is Travis Konecny. Coming into the game he has 27 goals, ranking 30th in the NHL. Konecny also comes into the game with 30 assists.

The Bruins defense is currently 7th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 31 shots per game against Boston. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 11th with 4 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Boston, goalie Samuel Ersson has started 37 games in this season. His current record is 19-14, and his save percentage stands at 0.716%.

Do the Bruins Have What it Takes at Home?

At home this season, the Bruins have gone 21-8-6, and over their last ten games, they are 5-5. In the Eastern Conference, Boston is in second place and has a record of 23-14 against conference opponents. Over the course of the year, the Bruins have accumulated 93 points.

When favored, Boston has gone 33-14-11, and over their last three games, they are 2-1. In the Atlantic Division, the Bruins are in second place, and they have a record of 15-6 against division foes. For the season, Boston has gone 39-14-15.

On the season, the Bruins have gone 34-34 against the puck line, and they come into the game with a puck line losing streak of two games. So far, Boston has gone 24-34 against the puck line when favored, and they have 27 wins by multiple goals.

At home, the Bruins have gone 18-17 against the puck line and have a scoring margin of +.8 goals per game. In their last ten home games, the team is just 3-7 against the puck line.

This season, Boston’s games have an average of 6 goals per game. The average over/under number for the season is 5.9. The Bruins come in with an over/under performance of 32-35-1.

Through their last three road games, Philadelphia has an puck line record of just 1-2. However, their overall record was 1-2 while averaging 1 goals per game.

For their offensive performance, the Bruins come in averaging 3.3 goals per game this season, which is 8th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 17th in the league. Boston’s offense is currently ranked 10th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 17th in the league.

Boston’s current leading scorer is David Pastrnak. This season, he has 41 goals, which puts him 5th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Pastrnak has 54 assists this season.

The Bruins defense is currently 7th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 31 shots per game against Boston. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 11th with 4 shutouts.

Goalie Jeremy Swayman comes into the game having made 36 starts this season. So far, his record is 21-7 and he has a save percentage of 0.826%.