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Flyers vs. Canadiens - 1/5/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Montreal Canadiens (22-15-3) at Philadelphia Flyers (15-15-7)

NHL Hockey: Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)

The Line: Philadelphia Flyers +102 / Montreal Canadiens -113 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds

TV: RDS, CSN, NBCSN

The Montreal Canadiens and Philadelphia Flyers square off Tuesday night at the Wells Fargo Center.

The Montreal Canadiens need a big victory after losing six of their last eight games. The Montreal Canadiens are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 18.8 percent of their power plays. Max Pacioretty leads Montreal with 16 goals, Tomas Plekanec has 22 assists and Dale Weise has 93 shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 84.8 percent of their power play chances. Mike Condon has allowed 57 goals on 612 shots faced and Carey Price has given up 24 goals on 365 shots. Condon has allowed seven goals in his last three games.

Flyers vs. Canadiens - 1/5/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Philadelphia Flyers could also use a victory after losing five of their last eight games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 2.1 goals per game and are scoring on 16.4 percent of their power plays. Claude Giroux leads Philly with 12 goals, Jakub Voracek has 21 assists and Wayne Simmonds has 81 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 77.3 percent of their power play chances. Steve Mason has allowed 61 goals on 679 shots faced and Michal Neuvirth has given up 33 goals on 523 shots. Mason has allowed 11 goals in his last three games.

The Canadiens are 0-4 in their last 4 games following a win and 23-8 in their last 31 vs. Metropolitan. The Flyers are 1-4 in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a winning road record and 5-2 in their last 7 home games. The Canadiens are 1-10 in the last 11 meetings in Philadelphia.

Neither team is playing all that well, but the Flyers have won five of their last seven home games and the Canadiens have lost 10 of their last 11 in Philly. Knowing that, I'll take the plus money here. 

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Philadelphia Flyers +102

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