Coyotes vs. Flyers - 3/26/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Flyers (36-24-13) at Arizona Coyotes (33-34-7)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Gila River Arena)
The Line: Arizona Coyotes +110 / Philadelphia Flyers -121 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CN8PHI, FSAZ+
The Philadelphia Flyers and Arizona Coyotes meet Saturday night at the Gila River Arena.
The Philadelphia Flyers look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 14 games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 18.1 percent of their power plays. Wayne Simmonds leads Philadelphia with 25 goals, Brayden Schenn has 28 assists and Claude Giroux has 215 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 81 percent of their power play chances. Steve Mason has allowed 113 goals on 1,384 shots faced and Michal Neuvirth has given up 67 goals on 891 shots. Mason has allowed five goals in his last three games.
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The Arizona Coyotes look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 18.2 percent of their power plays. Shane Doan leads Arizona with 25 goals, Oliver Ekman-Larsson has 32 assists and Max Domi has 143 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing three goals per game and are killing 78.4 percent of their power play chances. Louis Domingue has allowed 91 goals on 1,090 shots faced and Mike Smith has given up 64 goals on 734 shots. Domingue has allowed three goals in his last three games.
The Flyers are 8-0 in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-2 in their last 7 vs. a team with a losing record. The Coyotes are 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 14-37 in their last 51 vs. Eastern Conference. The Flyers are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The Flyers are peaking at the right time and have flat out beat up on losing teams. Add that to the Coyotes inconsistencies and the fact the Flyers have beaten Arizona in five of the last seven meetings, and you have to like the road team.