Philadelphia Flyers vs. Vegas Golden Knights Free Preview 2/11/18

Sunday, 02/11/2018 at 08:05 pm PHILADELPHIA (28-28) at  VEGAS (36-19)
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Teams Line PF PA SU Units O/U/P SOG SHT % PP PP % SOG SHT % PP PP %
17PHILADELPHIA 165 2.9 2.9 28-28 -2.35 30-24-2 1769 9.3 189 21.7% 1678 9.7% 169 25.4%
18VEGAS -190 3.4 2.8 36-19 19.1 31-22-2 1808 10.3 172 21.5% 1667 9.1% 161 18%

Last Updated: 2018-02-11

The Philadelphia Flyers and the first-year Vegas Golden Knights face off at T-Mobile Arena in an East-West showdown. It’s the first time these two teams have ever met head-to-head. NBC Sports Philadelphia will air the game, and the puck drops at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, February 11.

Philadelphia Flyers vs. Vegas Golden Knights Odds

Vegas is 36-18 straight up (SU) and has earned 21.1 units for moneyline bettors this season. Of its 54 games this season, 31 have gone over the total, while 21 have gone under and just two have pushed. The team is 19-5 SU at home this year.

The Golden Knights have been able to convert on 21.5 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a figure that’s good enough for ninth-best in the league. On the other hand, their penalty kill is rated eighth overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 82.6 percent of all penalties.

As a team, the Golden Knights have been called for penalties just 3.3 times per game overall this season, and 2.6 per game over their last five at home. The team has had to stave off opponent power plays for just 6.9 minutes per game over their last 10 matchups, in total.

Sporting a .934 save percentage and 29.1 saves per game, Marc-Andre Fleury (16-7-2) has been the top goalkeeper for the Knights this season. If the Knights, however, choose to give him a rest, Vegas may turn to Malcolm Subban (12-4-4 record, .912 save percentage, 2.59 goals against average).

The Knights will continue to look for leadership from Jonathan Marchessault and David Perron. Marchessault (54 points) has put up 20 goals and 34 assists and has recorded two or more points in 16 different games this year. Perron has 13 goals and 36 assists to his credit and has notched a point in 34 contests.

On the other side of the rink, Philadelphia is 27-28 straight up (SU) and has lost 5.1 units for bettors taking the moneyline thus far. Through 55 regular season outings, 29 of its games have gone over the total, while 23 have gone under and just two have pushed. As the visiting team, the Flyers are 13-14 SU so far.

The Flyers have converted on 21.7 percent of their power play chances this year, a mark that places it in the top-10 among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 29th overall and it’s successfully killed off 74.6 percent of all penalties.

Philadelphia’s players have been penalized 3.7 times per game this season, 4.2 per game over their last five outings total, and 3.8 per game over their last five on the road. The team has been forced to kill penalties 9.8 minutes per contest over their last five road games.

Brian Elliott (26.3 saves per game) has been the main choice in goal for Philadelphia. Elliott owns a 22-19-7 record, while registering a .908 save percentage and 2.72 goals against average this year.

For the visiting Flyers, the offense will run through Jakub Voracek (11 goals, 52 assists) and Claude Giroux (17 goals, 45 assists).

Philadelphia Flyers at Vegas Golden Knights Free Picks

Prediction: SU Winner – Flyers, O/U – Under


Betting Notes

Philadelphia is 1-4 in games decided by a shootout this season while Vegas is 2-2 in shootouts.

Five of Vegas’ last ten outings have been decided by two or more goals, and the team is 4-1 overall in those games.

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