Flyers vs. Maple Leafs - 1/31/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Maple Leafs (22-24-4) at Philadelphia Flyers (20-22-7)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers -160 / Toronto Maple Leafs +144 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Toronto Maple Leafs and Philadelphia Flyers play Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have lost eight straight games and begin a three-game road trip. The Maple Leafs are averaging 2.9 goals per game and have scored five goals in their last three games. The Toronto Maple Leafs have scored two power play goals in their last eight games and have won three of their last five games when scoring at least three goals overall. James van Riemsdyk leads Toronto with 21 goals, Phil Kessel has 25 assists and Tyler Bozak has 101 shots on goal. Defensively, the Maple Leafs are allowing 3.1 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in five of their last six games. Jonathan Bernier has allowed 88 goals on 1,029 shots faced and James Reimer has given up 55 goals on 586 shots.
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The Philadelphia Flyers are slowly climbing up the standings with wins in five of their last eight games. The Flyers are averaging 2.7 goals per game and have scored 12 goals in their last three games. The Philadelphia Flyers have scored a power play goal in five straight 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 34 goals, Claude Giroux has 36 assists and Brayden Schenn has 95 shots on goal. Defensively, the Flyers are allowing 2.9 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in seven of their last 10 games. Steve Mason has allowed 68 goals on 856 shots faced and Ray Emery has given up 54 goals on 476 shots.
The Maple Leafs are 0-4 in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 16-42 in their last 58 road games. The Flyers are 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Atlantic. The Maple Leafs are 3-8 in the last 11 meetings in Philadelphia and 5-12 in the last 17 meetings overall.
The Flyers have crushed the Maple Leafs over the years and with the way both teams have been playing lately, that likely isn't going to change. Give me the Flyers to win by at least two goals to provide the wager with more value.