Predators vs. Flyers - 2/4/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Flyers (22-18-8) at Nashville Predators (24-19-8)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)
The Line: Nashville Predators -161 / Philadelphia Flyers +145 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN, FSSM
The Philadelphia Flyers and Nashville Predators square off Thursday at the Bridgestone Arena.
The Philadelphia Flyers look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 18.3 percent of their power plays. Wayne Simmonds leads Philly with 16 goals, Claude Giroux has 26 assists and Brayden Schenn has 97 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 77.9 percent of their power play chances. Steve Mason has allowed 77 goals on 908 shots faced and Michal Neuvirth has given up 43 goals on 638 shots. Mason has allowed nine goals in his last three games.
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The Nashville Predators look for another win after winning five of their last seven games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power plays. James Neal leads Nashville with 18 goals, Roman Josi has 25 assists and Filip Forsberg has 148 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 79.5 percent of their power play chances. Pekka Rinne has allowed 102 goals on 1,099 shots faced and Carter Hutton has given up 19 goals on 227 shots. Rinne has allowed five goals in his last three games.
The Flyers are 18-43 in their last 61 road games and 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Central. The Predators are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-5 in their last 7 vs. Metropolitan. The Flyers are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Nashville.
The Predators are playing decent hockey as of late and are catching an inconsistent Flyers team that's been bad on the road dating back to last season. You have to like Nashville to keep it rolling at home.