Philadelphia Flyers vs. Winnipeg Jets - 11/17/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Winnipeg Jets (9-7-2) at Philadelphia Flyers (7-7-3)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers / Winnipeg Jets --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Winnipeg Jets and Philadelphia Flyers meet Thursday night in NHL action at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Winnipeg Jets hope to remain hot after winning five of their last seven games. The Jets are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 16.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Patrik Laine leads Winnipeg with 12 goals, Mark Scheifele has 11 assists and Blake Wheeler has 53 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 82.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 27 goals on 322 shots faced and Michael Hutchinson has allowed 22 goals on 211 shots. The Winnipeg Jets have won all six games this season when allowing two or less goals.
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The Philadelphia Flyers look for some sort of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Flyers are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 27.4 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 3.5 goals per game and are killing 78.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Steve Mason has given up 33 goals on 284 shots faced and Michal Neuvirth has allowed 25 goals on 177 shots. The Philadelphia Flyers have allowed two or more goals in all 17 games this season.
The Jets are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 7-19 in their last 26 vs. Eastern Conference. The Flyers are 0-4 in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 8-1 in their last 9 vs. Central. The Jets are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Philadelphia and 15-38-2 in the last 55 meetings overall.
The Jets are playing some of their best hockey right now, but a lot of their recent success has come at home. Winnipeg has three wins out of eight road games and now heads to Philly, a place and a Flyers team that's gotten the better of them over the years. The Flyers are also due for a breakout performance. I like the Flyers on their home ice.