Flyers vs. Red Wings - 10/25/14 NHL Pick, Odds, Prediction
Detroit Red Wings (4-1-2) at Philadelphia Flyers (2-3-2)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers -120 / Detroit Red Wings +109 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSDT, CSN
The Detroit Red Wings and Philadelphia Flyers will meet Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center.
This will be the third road game for the Detroit Red Wings, a team that’s 4-1-2 on the season. The Red Wings are fourth in the league with an average of 1.7 goals allowed. Jonas Gustavsson has given up zero goals on 30 save attempts and Jimmy Howard has allowed 12 goals on 168 shots faced. The Detroit Red Wings have yet to allow a power play goal this season and they’ve won 13 of their last 17 games when allowing three or less goals. The issue for the Red Wings has been a lack of offense, as they’ve been held to two or less goals in five games already. Gustav Nyquist has four goals, Henrik Zetterberg has seven assists and Tomas Tatar has 17 shots on goal. The Red Wings lack of offense and poor performance on the power play has to improve.
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The 2-3-2 Philadelphia Flyers are still looking for their first home win of the season. Unlike the Red Wings, the Flyers are having little troubling scoring, as they’re averaging a solid 3.1 goals per game and already have seven power play goals under thier belt. Wayne Simmonds leads Philly with five goals, Sean Couturier has chipped in three goals and Jakub Voracek has 22 shots on goal. The Philadelphia Flyers have won 11 of their last 16 games when scoring three or more goals. The issue for the Flyers has been their goaltending, as Ray Emery has given up seven goals on 68 shots and Steve Mason has allowed 18 goals on 147 shots. The Phildelphia Flyers are 28th in the league with 3.7 goals allowed and they’ve allowed three power play goals in their last nine chances.
The Red Wings are 2-5 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-11 in their last 15 vs. the Metropolitan. The Flyers are 0-6 in their last 6 games following a win and 2-5 in their last 7 home games. The Red Wings are 0-8 in the last 8 meetings in Philadelphia.
I'm a lot more confident in a team that can get stops rather than a team that trades goals and tries to win in shootouts. Besides, Detroit has to win in Philly eventually, right? Give me the Red Wings and the plus money.