Flyers vs. Red Wings - 3/15/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Detroit Red Wings (34-24-11) at Philadelphia Flyers (32-23-12)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers / Detroit Red Wings --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Detroit Red Wings and Philadelphia Flyers meet Tuesday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Detroit Red Wings could use a win after losing eight of their last 12 games. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 17 percent of their power plays. Dylan Larkin leads Detroit with 20 goals, Tomas Tatar has 21 assists and Justin Abdelkader has 136 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 80.7 percent of their power play chances. Petr Mrazek has allowed 99 goals on 1,313 shots faced and Jimmy Howard has given up 67 goals on 724 shots. Mrazek has allowed five goals in his last three games.
The Philadelphia Flyers look to keep rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 18.9 percent of their power plays. Wayne Simmonds leads Philly with 24 goals, Brayden Schenn has 23 assists and Claude Giroux has 190 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 79.6 percent of their power play chances. Steve Mason has allowed 102 goals on 1,202 shots faced and Michal Neuvirth has given up 65 goals on 865 shots. Mason has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
The Red Wings are 12-4 in their last 16 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 in their last 5 Tuesday games. The Flyers are 0-4 in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest and 5-1 in their last 6 home games. The Red Wings are 0-10 in the last 10 meetings in Philadelphia and 1-5 in the last 6 meetings overall.
Anybody have an idea when the last time the Red Wings won in Philadelphia? Try January of 1997. That has to count for something. I'll take the Flyers at home given the unreal history between these two teams.