Flyers vs. Wild - 2/25/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Wild (27-23-10) at Philadelphia Flyers (26-22-11)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers / Minnesota Wild --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN, CSN, TVA
The Minnesota Wild and Philadelphia Flyers meet Thursday at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Minnesota Wild could use a win after losing 10 of their last 15 games. The Minnesota Wild are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 18.1 percent of their power plays. Zach Parise leads Minnesota with 18 goals, Mikko Koivu has 30 assists and Charlie Coyle has 105 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 78.1 percent of their power play chances. Devan Dubnyk has allowed 109 goals on 1,324 shots faced and Darcy Kuemper has given up 32 goals on 401 shots. Dubnyk has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
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The Philadelphia Flyers also need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 17.9 percent of their power plays. Wayne Simmonds leads Philly with 21 goals, Claude Giroux has 33 assists and Brayden Schenn has 122 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 79.1 percent of their power play chances. Steve Mason has allowed 95 goals on 1,117 shots faced and Michal Neuvirth has given up 54 goals on 745 shots. Mason has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
The Wild are 2-8 in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Flyers are 2-6 in their last 8 home games and 5-1 in their last 6 Thursday games. The Wild are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Philadelphia and 2-5 in the last 7 meetings overall.
Neither team is lighting the world on fire, but the Wild are playing better hockey than the Flyers at the moment. When you add in the fact the Flyers even struggle with consistency at home, I give the road team the edge here.