Philadelphia Flyers vs. Colorado Avalanche - 11/10/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Avalanche (4-9-1) at Philadelphia Flyers (5-6-3)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers / Colorado Avalanche --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ALT, CSN
The Colorado Avalanche and Philadelphia Flyers meet Tuesday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Colorado Avalanche need a big win after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 18.6 percent of their power plays. Nathan MacKinnon leads Colorado with six goals, Gabriel Landeskog has six assists and Jarome Iginla has 34 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing three goals per game and are killing 81.6 percent of their power play chances. Reto Berra has allowed eight goals on 141 shots faced and Semyon Varlamov has given up 31 goals on 281 shots. Varlamov has given up three goals in each of his last four outings.
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The Philadelphia Flyers also need a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 1.9 goals per game and are scoring on 14 percent of their power plays. Brayden Schenn leads Philly with five goals, Claude Giroux has five assists and Mark Streit has 33 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 80 percent of their power play chances. Michal Neuvirth has allowed 13 goals on 237 shots and Steve Mason has given up 23 goals on 234 shots. Mason has allowed 10 goals in his last three games. R.J. Umberger and Evgeny Medvedev are questionable.
The Avalanche are 13-32 in their last 45 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 1-6 in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference. The Flyers are 1-6 in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest and 4-12 in their last 16 games following a win. The Avalanche are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Philadelphia and 9-4 in the last 13 meetings overall.
Both teams are in a major funk right now, so this game could really go either way. However, the Flyers are at home, a place where three of their five wins have come. I'll side with the home team here.