Philadelphia Flyers vs. Ottawa Senators - 11/15/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Ottawa Senators (9-5-1) at Philadelphia Flyers (7-7-2)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers -132 / Ottawa Senators +106 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Ottawa Senators and Philadelphia Flyers meet Tuesday night in NHL action at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Ottawa Senators look for another big victory after winning five of their last eight games. The Senators are averaging 2.2 goals per game and are scoring on 9.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Kyle Turris leads Ottawa with seven goals, Ryan Dzingel has four assists and Erik Karlsson has 38 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 86.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Craig Anderson has given up 24 goals on 361 shots faced and Andrew Hammond has allowed six goals on 29 shots. The Ottawa Senators have allowed two or less goals in seven of their last eight games.
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The Philadelphia Flyers look for some sort consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Flyers are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 29.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Wayne Simmonds leads Philadelphia with eight goals, Jakub Voracek has 10 assists and Matt Read has 28 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 3.6 goals per game and are killing 78 percent of their opponents power plays. Steve Mason has given up 31 goals on 258 shots faced and Michal Neuvirth has allowed 25 goals on 177 shots. The Philadelphia Flyers have scored at least two goals in their last 10 games.
The Senators are 8-3 in their last 11 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game and 6-18 in their last 24 vs. Metropolitan. The Flyers are 2-6 in their last 8 vs. a team with a winning record and 7-20 in their last 27 games playing on 2 days rest. The Senators are 3-7 in the last 10 meetings in Philadelphia and the under is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Flyers have yet to prove they can string wins together, and they've struggled most against teams with winning records. The Senators are in nice form at the moment and continue to be stingy defensively. I'll take Ottawa on the road for the slight plus money. The Flyers have to show they can beat good teams before I can back them against such.