Philadelphia Flyers vs. St. Louis Blues - 12/21/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Blues (20-10-4) at Philadelphia Flyers (14-12-7)
NHL Hockey: Monday, December 21, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers +119 / St. Louis Blues -131 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSMW, CSN, TVA
The St. Louis Blues and Philadelphia Flyers square off Monday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
The St. Louis Blues look to keep rolling after winning five of their last seven games. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 20.8 percent of their power plays. Vladimir Tarasenko leads St. Louis with 21 goals, Alexander Steen has 21 assists and David Backes has 66 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 87.8 percent of their power plays. Jake Allen has allowed 49 goals on 671 shots faced and Brian Elliott has given up 25 goals on 286 shots. Allen has allowed six goals in his last three games. Kyle Brodziak is questionable with a leg injury.
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The Philadelphia Flyers hope for a victory after splitting their last eight games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 2.1 goals per game and are scoring on 15.8 percent of their power plays. Claude Giroux leads Philly with 11 goals, Jakub Voracek has 18 assists and Wayne Simmonds has 75 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 80.7 percent of their power play chances. Steve Mason has allowed 50 goals on 580 shots faced and Michal Neuvirth has given up 31 goals on 491 shots. Mason has allowed five goals in his last three games.
The Blues are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-7 in their last 9 games following a win. The Flyers are 11-5 in their last 16 vs. a team with a winning record and 6-14 in their last 20 vs. Western Conference. The Blues are 2-8 in the last 10 meetings in Philadelphia.
The Blues have had no success playing in Philly, and the Flyers have played their best this season against winning teams. I'll take the Flyers at home for the plus money.