Panthers vs. Flyers - 10/10/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Flyers (0-0-1) at Florida Panthers (0-0-0)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 7:00 pm (BB&T Center)
The Line: Florida Panthers -125 / Philadelphia Flyers +113 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN, FSFL
The Philadelphia Flyers and Florida Panthers meet Saturday night at the BB&T Center.
The Philadelphia Flyers lost their season opener Thursday in an overtime loss to the Lightning. The Flyers are 12th with an average of two goals per game and have scored on 33.3 percent of their power plays. Brayden Schenn has one of Philly’s two goals, R.J. Umberger has two assists and Claude Giroux has three shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing three goals per game and are killing 66.7 percent of their power play chances. Goalie Steve Mason has allowed three goals on 32 shots faced. The Philadelphia Flyers have lost 10 of their last 11 regular season road games.
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The Florida Panthers make their season debut and look to build on 38 wins last season. The Florida Panthers finished last season with an average of 2.41 goals per game and 30.7 shots. Nick Bjugstad returns after leading Florida with 24 goals, Aleksander Barkov had 20 assists and Brandon Pirri had 143 shots on goal. Defensively, the Panthers allowed 2.60 goals per game and 29.6 shots. Roberto Luongo and Al Montoya will continue to handle the bulk of the goaltending duties this season. The Florida Panthers have won four of their last six season openers.
The Flyers are 0-4 in their last 4 Saturday games and 5-13 in their last 18 overall. The Panthers are 7-19 in their last 26 Saturday games and 5-2 in their last 7 home games. The Flyers are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Florida and the road team is 11-5 in the last 16 meetings.
The Flyers have simply been trash on the road dating back to last season and the Panthers enter this year with hopes of making the playoffs. Hard to pick Philly on the road here, as the Flyers have lost 10 of their last 11 games away from home.