Philadelphia Flyers vs. Vancouver Canucks - 1/12/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Vancouver Canucks (20-19-4) at Philadelphia Flyers (21-16-6)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers -180 / Vancouver Canucks +162 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: RSNP, CSN, TVA
The Vancouver Canucks and Philadelphia Flyers meet Thursday night in NHL action at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Vancouver Canucks look for another victory after winning seven of their last 11 games. The Canucks are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 13.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Bo Horvat leads Vancouver with 13 goals, Sven Baertschi has 13 assists and Brandon Sutter has 91 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 80.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Ryan Miller has given up 64 goals on 757 shots faced and Jacob Markstrom has allowed 49 goals on 557 shots. The Vancouver Canucks have split their last 10 games when allowing two or more goals.
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The Philadelphia Flyers could use a bounce back win after losing nine of their last 11 games. The Flyers are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 21.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Wayne Simmonds leads Philadelphia with 17 goals, Jakub Voracek has 26 assists and Brayden Schenn has 98 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing three goals per game and are killing 81.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Steve Mason has given up 90 goals on 924 shots faced and Michal Neuvirth has allowed 27 goals on 203 shots. The Philadelphia Flyers have lost six straight games when allowing three or more goals.
The Canucks are 16-37 in their last 53 road games and 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest. The Flyers are 8-2 in their last 10 home games and 0-5 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. The under is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings in Philadelphia and 2-0-2 in the last 4 meetings overall.
The Canucks head into this matchup hot, but they still have yet to erase a terrible track record on the road that includes nearly 70 percent of losses in their last 53 tries. Meanwhile, the Flyers have been lights out at home over the last month and shutout Vancouver the last time they met. I'll take the Flyers and the spread to give this bet more value.