Philadelphia Flyers vs. Detroit Red Wings - 11/2/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Red Wings (6-4-0) at Philadelphia Flyers (4-5-1)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers -132 / Detroit Red Wings +106 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Detroit Red Wings and Philadelphia Flyers square off Wednesday night in a NHL game at the Wells Fargo Center on NBCSN.
The Detroit Red Wings look to keep the puck rolling after a solid 6-4 start to the NHL season. The Red Wings are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 19.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Thomas Vanek leads Detroit with four goals, Darren Helm has three assists and Gustav Nyquist has 19 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 81.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Petr Mrazek has given up 19 goals on 210 shots faced and Jimmy Howard has allowed three goals on 113 shots. The Detroit Red Wings have lost five of their last eight regular season road games.
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The Philadelphia Flyers look for back-to-back wins for the first time this season after losing six of their last nine games. The Flyers are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 27.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Wayne Simmonds leads Philadelphia with six goals, Jakub Voracek has five assists and Matt Read has 22 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 3.8 goals per game and are killing 75.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Steve Mason has given up 22 goals on 180 shots faced and Michal Neuvirth has allowed 14 goals on 101 shots. The Philadelphia Flyers have won six of their last 10 regular season home games.
The Red Wings are 2-7 in their last 9 road games and 8-3 in their last 11 vs. a team with a losing record. The Flyers are 0-4 in their last 4 games following a win and 5-1 in their last 6 Wednesday games. The Red Wings are 0-11 in the last 11 meetings in Philadelphia and 2-6 in the last 8 meetings overall.
The Flyers need a big victory to kind of stop the bleeding a bit, and the Red Wings seem to be the right team to do that against given Detroit's struggles on the road dating back to last season. The Flyers are too talented to continue watching the losses pile up, and I expect Philly to get the win on its home ice.