Minnesota Wild vs. Philadelphia Flyers - 11/14/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Flyers (8-7-2) at Minnesota Wild (7-7-2)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 8:00 pm (Xcel Energy Center)
The Line: Minnesota Wild -140 / Philadelphia Flyers +127 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN, FSN
The Philadelphia Flyers and Minnesota Wild meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Xcel Energy Center.
The Philadelphia Flyers could use a big road victory here after losing six of their last nine games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 18.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Sean Couturier leads Philadelphia with 10 goals, Jakub Voracek has 17 assists and Claude Giroux has 34 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 79.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Brian Elliott has given up 30 goals on 325 shots faced and Michal Neuvirth has allowed 13 goals on 180 shots. The Philadelphia Flyers have allowed two or less goals in four of their last eight games.
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The Minnesota Wild look for a spark of consistency here after splitting their last 12 games. The Minnesota Wild are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 15.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Jason Zucker leads Minnesota with nine goals, Ryan Suter has eight assists and Eric Staal has 46 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 84.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Devan Dubnyk has given up 32 goals on 402 shots faced and Alex Stalock has allowed eight goals on 107 shots. The Minnesota Wild haven’t allowed a single goal in their last two games.
The Flyers are 5-2 in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest, 10-25 in their last 35 road games and 0-4 in their last 4 vs. a team with a losing record. The Wild are 3-7 in their last 10 home games, 2-5 in their last 7 Tuesday games and 2-7 in their last 9 games following a win. The Flyers are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Minnesota, 5-1 in the last 6 meetings and the road team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The Flyers have cooled off the last week or so and continue to have serious issues winning games on the road. The Wild have had a hard time stringing wins together in their own right, but they've been a tad bit more consistent than the Flyers recently and are coming off back-to-back shutout performances. I'll side with the Wild here on their home ice.