Predators vs. Flyers - 12/27/14 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Flyers (14-14-6) at Nashville Predators (22-9-2)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)
The Line: Nashville Predators -180 / Philadelphia Flyers +155 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN, FSSM
The Philadelphia Flyers and Nashville Predators meet Saturday night at the Bridgestone Arena.
The Philadelphia Flyers have won five of their last seven games and continue their eight-game road trip. The Flyers are averaging 2.9 goals per game and have scored 16 goals in their last three games. The Philadelphia Flyers haven’t scored a power play goal in four straight games and have won five straight games when scoring at least three goals overall. Wayne Simmonds leads the Flyers with 15 goals, Jakub Voracek has 32 assists and Claude Giroux has 132 shots on goal. Defensively, the Flyers are allowing 2.8 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in five of their last eight games. Steve Mason has allowed 53 goals on 667 shots faced and Ray Emery has given up 36 goals on 345 shots.
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The Nashville Predators have won five of their last seven games and play for the first time since Tuesday. The Predators are averaging 2.8 goals per game and have scored 14 goals in their last three games. The Nashville Predators have two power play goals in their last four games and have won nine of their last 10 games when scoring at least three goals. Filip Forsberg leads Nashville with 13 goals, Mike Ribeiro has 19 assists and James Neal has 109 shots on goal. Defensively, the Predators are allowing 2.1 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in six of their last 10 games. Pekka Rinne has allowed 54 goals on 823 shots faced and Carter Hutton has given up 11 goals 105 shots.
The Flyers are 4-1 in their last 5 road games and 3-7 in their last 10 vs. a team with a winning record. The Predators are 5-0 in their last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 10-4 in their last 14 vs. Eastern Conference. The home team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The Flyers are on a bit of a roll and have been playing their best hockey recently on the road. I like the road team in this spot as a value play.