Flyers vs. Blue Jackets - 2/17/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Columbus Blue Jackets (24-27-3) at Philadelphia Flyers (24-22-10)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers -150 / Columbus Blue Jackets +136 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSOH, CSN
The Columbus Blue Jackets and Philadelphia Flyers play Tuesday at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Columbus Blue Jackets look for a big win after losing six of their last 10 games. The Blue Jackets are averaging 2.6 goals per game and have scored 10 goals in their last three games. The Columbus Blue Jackets have zero power play goals in their last five games and have won four of their last six games when scoring at least three goals overall. Nick Foligno leads Columbus with 22 goals, Ryan Johansen has 30 assists and Scott Hartnell has 128 shots on goal. Defensively, the Blue Jackets are allowing 3.1 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in seven of their last 10 games. Curtis McElhinney has allowed 54 goals on 619 shots faced and Sergei Bobrovsky has given up 91 goals on 1,044 shots.
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The Philadelphia Flyers have split their last six games and play their second home game. The Flyers are averaging 2.7 goals per game and have scored six goals in their last three games. The Philadelphia Flyers have two power play goals in their last four games and have won five of their last seven games when scoring at least three goals overall. Wayne Simmonds leads Philly with 21 goals, Jakub Voracek has 42 assists and Claude Giroux has 196 shots on goal. Defensively, the Flyers are allowing 2.8 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in four of their last six games. Steve Mason has allowed 72 goals on 962 shots faced and Rob Zepp has given up 15 goals on 135 shots.
The Blue Jackets are 7-16 in their last 23 games playing on 2 days rest and 4-1 in their last 5 Tuesday games. The Flyers are 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 24-11 in their last 35 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.. The Blue Jackets are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in Philadelphia and 6-1 in the last 7 meetings overall.
While the Blue Jackets have had little success in Philly, they have won six of the last seven meetings overall against the Flyers. When you add in the fact neither team has been all that hot over the last week or so, I like the value of the plus money and the road team.