Avalanche vs. Flyers - 3/24/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Flyers (35-24-13) at Colorado Avalanche (38-31-4)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Colorado Avalanche / Philadelphia Flyers --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN, ALT
The Philadelphia Flyers and Colorado Avalanche clash Thursday night at the Pepsi Center.
The Philadelphia Flyers look for another win after winning six of their last nine games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 18.2 percent of their power plays. Wayne Simmonds leads Philly with 25 goals, Brayden Schenn has 27 assists and Claude Giroux has 211 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 80.9 percent of their power play chances. Steve Mason has allowed 111 goals on 1,350 shots faced and Michal Neuvirth has given up 67 goals on 891 shots. Mason has allowed six goals in his last three games.
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The Colorado Avalanche look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 16 games. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 19.4 percent of their power play chances. Matt Duchene leads Colorado with 29 goals, Nathan MacKinnon has 31 assists and Jarome Iginla has 159 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 82.1 percent of their power play chances. Semyon Varlamov has allowed 121 goals on 1,455 shots faced and Calvin Pickard has given up 38 goals on 485 shots. Varlamov has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
The Flyers are 7-0 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 24-49 in their last 73 road games. The Avalanche are 17-35 in their last 52 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 5-1 in their last 6 overall. The Flyers are 0-7 in the last 7 meetings in Colorado and 4-10 in the last 14 meetings overall.
The Flyers haven't had the best success on the road this season and have had zero success playing in Colorado. When you add the rest factor and the way the Avalanche are playing right now, you have to like the home team to get the victory here.