Blackhawks at Flyers - 10/14/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Blackhawks (2-1-0) at Philadelphia Flyers (1-1-1)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers +121 / Chicago Blackhawks -134 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers square off Wednesday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Chicago Blackhawks look to string together three straight victories and build a lead in the Central. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 18.2 percent of their power plays. Patrick Kane leads Chicago with three goals, Artemi Panarin has two assists and Teuvo Teravainen has 10 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing two goals per game and are killing 100 percent of their power play chances. Scott Darling has given up one goal on 29 shots faced and Corey Crawford has allowed five goals on 63 shots. Crawford has allowed two or less goals in five of his last six regular season outings.
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The Philadelphia Flyers look to get to a .500 record and remain unbeaten on their home ice. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 1.3 goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power plays. Brayden Schenn leads Philadelphia with two goals, R.J. Umberger has two assists and Mark Streit has 10 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 75 percent of their power play chances. Michal Neuvirth has allowed three goals on 53 shots faced and Steve Mason has given up seven goals on 40 shots. Neuvirth has allowed three or more goals in seven of his last 10 regular season outings. Steve Mason is questionable with a personal issue.
The Blackhawks are 5-2 in their last 7 games following a win and 5-1 in their last 6 overall. The Flyers are 3-9 in their last 12 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-6 in their last 7 vs. Western Conference. The Blackhawks are 1-13 in the last 14 meetings in Philadelphia and 8-19 in the last 27 meetings overall.
The Blackhawks have had no success playing in Philadelphia over the years. Zero. Like losing 13 of their last 14 games in Philly. The Flyers also have a much better chance of winning with Neuvirth in the net. I'll take the value of the home team and the plus money given the history between these two teams in Philly.