Ottawa Senators vs. Philadelphia Flyers - 12/1/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Flyers (9-10-5) at Ottawa Senators (12-6-5)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)
The Line: Ottawa Senators / Philadelphia Flyers --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia Flyers and Ottawa Senators meet Tuesday night at the Canadian Tire Centre.
The Philadelphia Flyers look for a strong road win after splitting their last eight games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 1.8 goals per game and are scoring on 16.4 percent of their power plays. Claude Giroux leads Philadelphia with eight goals, Jakub Voracek has 12 assists and Brayden Schenn has 51 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 80.7 percent of their power play chances. Michal Neuvirth has allowed 21 goals on 345 shots faced and Steve Mason has given up 39 goals on 438 shots. Mason has allowed six goals in his last three games. Nick Schultz is questionable with a concussion.
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The Ottawa Senators look to keep rolling after winning five of their last eight games. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 21.4 percent of their power plays. Kyle Turris leads Ottawa with 11 goals, Mike Hoffman has 11 assists and Bobby Ryan has 57 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 78.8 percent of their power play chances. Craig Anderson has allowed 51 goals on 607 shots faced and Andrew Hammond has given up 10 goals on 143 shots. Anderson has allowed 11 goals in his last three games.
The Flyers are 10-4 in their last 14 vs. a team with a winning record and 0-4 in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest. The Senators are 5-2 in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest and 5-1 in their last 6 Tuesday games. The Flyers are 6-20-3 in the last 29 meetings in Ottawa and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Senators have not only owned the Flyers over the years, but Philly has lost six of its last nine road games overall. When you add the fact the Senators are at home and playing better hockey, I like the home team in this spot.