Philadelphia Flyers vs. Toronto Maple Leafs - 1/19/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Maple Leafs (16-20-7) at Philadelphia Flyers (20-15-8)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers -140 / Toronto Maple Leafs +120 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The Wells Fargoo Center and the Philadelphia Flyers host the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The Toronto Maple Leafs look to regain their footing following a 3-2 defeat at TD Garden on Sunday versus the Boston Bruins saddled the team with five consecutive defeats. It was a painful loss with Brad Marchand scoring the winner with a mere 47 seconds 47 seconds left in regulation. Patrice Bergeron tallied twice and Tukka Rask took care of the rest with 27 stops as the Bruins won back to back games and upped their record to 23-16-5. The Maple Leafs offense came from Leo Komarov and Shawn Matthias with Jonathan Bernier charged with the loss despite a tremendous 42 save performance. Toronto has lost five straight and is 16-20-7.
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The Philadelphia Flyers are in a groove right now as winners in five of six after knocking off the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 in a shootout at Joe Louis Arena on Sunday night. The shootout has not been kind to Philadelphia but Jacub Voracek and Claude Giroux sored in the SO for the win while Giroux also lit the lamp just under 4 ½ minutes into the third period. Michal Neuvirth came up big between the pipes with 29 saves as Philadelphia improved to 20-15-8. Niklas Kronwell scored and Pavel Datsyuk assisted for Detroit while Petr Mrazek recorded 29 saves. The surging Wings are now 5-1-1 in the past seven contests and 23-14-8 overall.
The Maple Leafs are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest and the under is 2-0-2 in Maple Leafs last 4 games playing on 2 days rest while going 5-1-1 in Maple Leafs last 7 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game. The under is 3-0-1 in Flyers last 4 vs. Eastern Conference and is 3-0-1 in Flyers last 4 overall while going 5-0 in Flyers last 5 vs. a team with a winning % below .400. The home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings and theMaple Leafs are 3-9 in the last 12 meetings in Philadelphia while the over is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings. I am leaning Philadelphia until goalies are announced…