Philadelphia Flyers vs. Vancouver Canucks - 12/17/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Vancouver Canucks (11-13-8) at Philadelphia Flyers (13-12-6)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers -113 / Vancouver Canucks +102 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The Vancouver Canucks and Philadelphia Flyers square off Thursday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Vancouver Canucks could use a strong victory after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 18.4 percent of their power plays. Daniel Sedin leads Vancouver with 14 goals, Henrik Sedin has 22 assists and Jannik Hansen has 58 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 77.9 percent of their power play chances. Ryan Miller has allowed 69 goals on 766 shots faced and Jacob Markstrom has given up 16 goals on 171 shots. Miller has allowed 10 goals in his last three games.
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The Philadelphia Flyers look to keep the puck rolling after winning six of their last nine games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 2.1 goals per game and are scoring on 16.9 percent of their power plays. Claude Giroux leads Philly with 11 goals, Jakub Voracek has 17 assists and Wayne Simmonds has 71 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 80 percent of their power play chances. Michal Neuvirth has allowed 31 goals on 491 shots faced and Steve Mason has given up 48 goals on 507 shots. Mason has allowed nine goals in his last three games.
The Canucks are 0-5 in their last 5 road games and 8-20 in their last 28 overall. The Flyers are 3-8 in their last 11 home games and 5-14 in their last 19 vs. Western Conference. The Canucks are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Philadelphia and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Flyers are playing consistent hockey, while the Canucks remain in a terrible slump and haven't been able to win a road game in quite some time. I'll take the home team here for the cheap price.