Flyers vs. Bruins - 1/10/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Bruins (21-15-6) at Philadelphia Flyers (16-18-7)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 1:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers -105 / Boston Bruins -115 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NESN, CSN, NHL
The Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers play Saturday afternoon at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Boston Bruins have split their last 10 games and play their third road game of the month. The Bruins are averaging 2.6 goals per game and have scored seven goals in their last three games. The Boston Bruins have two power play goals in their last four games and have won seven of their last eight games when scoring at least three goals overall. Brad Marchand leads Boston with 11 goals, Patrice Bergeron has 21 assists and Carl Soderberg has 90 shots on goal. Defensively, the Bruins are allowing 2.5 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in four straight games. Niklas Svedberg has allowed 23 goals on 296 shots faced and Tuukka Rask has given up 81 goals on 931 shots. The Bruins have lost three of their last four road games.
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The Philadelphia Flyers have lost five of their last seven games and play their third home game. The Flyers are averaging 2.7 goals per game and have scored seven goals in their last three games. The Philadelphia Flyers have three power play goals in their last three games and have won six of their last seven games when scoring at least three goals overall. Jakub Voracek and Wayne Simmonds have combined for 32 goals, Claude Giroux has 32 assists and Sean Couturier has 65 shots on goal. Defensively, the Flyers are allowing 2.9 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in six of their last eight games. Steve Mason has allowed 67 goals on 828 shots faced and Ray Emery has given up 42 goals on 392 shots.
The Bruins are 3-7 in their last 10 road games and 44-18 in their last 62 vs. a team with a losing record. The Flyers are 4-9 in their last 13 vs. Atlantic and 2-5 in their last 7 overall. The Bruins are 8-2 in the last 10 meetings in Philadelphia and 20-8 in the last 28 meetings overall.
The Bruins have owned the Flyers for as long as I can remember and that shouldn't change with Philly back in one of those slumps. Take Boston for the cheap price.