Betting on today’s Flyers and Wild game? Catch the action at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN, as the Wild hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on NBCS. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 6 goals, and the Wild are favored to win at home against the Flyers.
PHILADELPHIA FLYERS VS MINNESOTA WILD BETTING PICK
The Pick: Minnesota Wild -1.5
This game will be played at Xcel Energy Center at 8:00 ET on Friday, January 12th.
WHY BET THE MINNESOTA WILD:
- Even though they are considered 1.5-goal underdogs, our projection points to a 4-3 win for the Flyers.
- We like the Flyers on the moneyline (+103)
- The Flyers are also our pick on the spread at +1.5
Will the Flyers Find a Way to Win on the Road?
On the season, the Flyers have gone 21-14-6 and are currently in 7th place in the Eastern Conference and 4th in the Metropolitan Division. In their last ten games, Philadelphia has gone just 3-7.
When playing on the road this season, the Flyers have gone 11-6-4, including losing each of their last two games away from home. As the underdog, Philadelphia has gone 14-10-5 this season.
Philadelphia enters the game with an average scoring margin of +.1 goals per game, and they have gone 26-15 against the puck line this season. So far, the Flyers have gone 23-6 against the puck line as the underdog, and they have 12 wins by multiple goals.
Over their last ten games, the Flyers have gone just 4-6 against the puck line, and they are 18-3 against the puck line on the road. Philadelphia has gone 9-1 against the puck line in their last ten road games.
The average goal total for Philadelphia’s games is sitting at 5.7. The average over/under line for the season is 6.2. The Flyers come in with an over/under record of 15-25-1.
Across their last three road contests, Philadelphia has a 2-1 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 0-3, while averaging 2 goals per game.
The Flyers come into the game scoring an average of 2.9 goals per game, putting them 24th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 2nd in the league. Looking at how the Flyers’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 30th in power play goals and 2nd in shorthanded goals.
Philadelphia’s leading goal scorer is Travis Konecny. So far this season, he has 21 goals, placing him 14th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 16 assists so far.
The Wild defense is currently 22nd in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30 shots per game against Minnesota. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 22nd with 2 shutouts.
Entering the game, goalie Carter Hart has started 22 games this season. His current record stands at 10-8, and his save percentage is 0.796%.
Will the Wild Pull Through as the Favored Home Team?
At home this season, the Wild have gone 10-8-2, and they have lost four straight games at home. In the Western Conference, Minnesota is 13th and 7th in the Central Division. Overall, the Wild are 17-19-4, and they have lost two straight games.
As the favorite this season, the Wild have gone 12-3-2, and they have won eight straight games as the favorite. Over their last ten games, Minnesota is 4-6, and they are 1-4 in their last five games.
Minnesota has gone 0-5 against the puck line in their last five games and has dropped five straight games against the puck line. The Wild have 10 losses by at least two goals this year and have a puck line record of 20-20 overall.
So far, the Wild have been the underdog in 23 games and have gone 13-10 against the puck line in those games. In their last 10 games at home, Minnesota has a puck line record of 4-6.
This season, Minnesota’s games are averaging 6.3 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6.3. The Wild currently have an over/under record of 19-18-3.
In their last three road games, Philadelphia has averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 3. The team’s record in this stretch was 0-3 while going 2-1.
Offensively, the Wild come into the game at 2.9 goals per contest placing 25th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 25th position in the league. Looking at how the Wild’s offense is performing during power plays, they are 18th in power play goals and 28th in shorthanded goals.
Minnesota’s current leading scorer is Joel Eriksson Ek. This season, he has 15 goals, which puts him 54th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Eriksson Ek has 12 assists this season.
Minnesota defense takes on the Flyers ranked 22nd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 30 shots per game against Minnesota. They also are 22nd in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.
Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury gets the start and has made 17 starts this season. His record at this point is 7-9, and his save percentage is 0.641%.