Philadelphia Flyers vs. Boston Bruins - 11/29/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Bruins (12-10-0) at Philadelphia Flyers (10-10-3)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers -111 / Boston Bruins -111 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: NESN, NBCSN
The Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers square off Tuesday night in a NHL matchup at the Wells Fargo Center on NBCSN.
The Boston Bruins look for some sort of consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Bruins are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 16.4 percent of their power play opportunities. David Pastrnak leads Boston with 13 goals, Brad Marchand has 13 assists and Dominic Moore has 26 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 86.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Tuukka Rask has given up 26 goals on 434 shots faced and Anton Khudobin has allowed 10 goals on 82 shots. The Boston Bruins have allowed two or less goals in eight of their last 11 games.
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The Philadelphia Flyers also look for a feel good victory after splitting their last eight games. The Flyers are averaging 31 goals per game and are scoring on 25 percent of their power play opportunities. Wayne Simmonds leads Philadelphia with 11 goals, Jakub Voracek has 11 assists and Matt Read has 36 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 79.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Steve Mason has given up 46 goals on 425 shots faced and Michal Neuvirth has allowed 25 goals on 177 shots. The Philadelphia Flyers have allowed three or more goals in 18 of their last 22 games.
The Bruins are 5-1 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-6 in their last 7 Tuesday games. The Flyers are 2-6 in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-7 in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference. The Bruins are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Philadelphia and 17-5 in the last 22 meetings overall.
The Boston Bruins have gotten the better of the Philadelphia Flyers over the yeas, which includes winning 77 percent of their last 22 games against them. The Flyers continue to struggle big time on the defensive end and the Bruins are the type of team that can take advantage of that. I'm going to side with Boston to get a big road victory for the cheap price.