Edmonton Oilers vs. Philadelphia Flyers - 12/6/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Flyers (9-11-7) at Edmonton Oilers (11-14-2)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 9:30 pm (Rogers Place)
The Line: Edmonton Oilers / Philadelphia Flyers --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN, SNO
The Philadelphia Flyers and Edmonton Oilers meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Rogers Place.
The Philadelphia Flyers have a chance to win back-to-back games for the first time since October 14-17. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 18 percent of their power play opportunities. Sean Couturier leads Philadelphia with 14 goals, Jakub Voracek has 26 assists and Claude Giroux has 51 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing three goals per game and are killing 76.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Brian Elliott has given up 57 goals on 620 shots faced and Michal Neuvirth has allowed 20 goals on 236 shots. The Philadelphia Flyers have allowed three or more goals in 10 of their last 13 games.
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The Edmonton Oilers look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 17.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Connor McDavid leads Edmonton with 11 goals, Leon Draisaitl has 12 assists and Patrick Maroon has 71 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 72.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Talbot has given up 61 goals on 629 shots faced and Laurent Brossoit has allowed 26 goals on 203 shots. The Edmonton Oilers have allowed three or more goals in six of their last nine games.
The Flyers are 11-29 in their last 40 road games, 1-7 in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-16 in their last 21 overall. The Oilers are 14-5 in their last 19 Wednesday games, 6-14 in their last 20 vs. Eastern Conference and 2-10 in their last 12 games following a win. The Flyers are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in Edmonton, the home team is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings and the over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Edmonton.
The Flyers haven't put together back-to-back wins in almost two months and have been downright awful when playing on the road dating back to last season. The Edmonton Oilers have had issues of their own, especially on the defensive end, but they've had more success overall and are a little easier to trust, especially on their home ice. Give me Edmonton, even if it's more of a fade from the Flyers.