Vancouver Canucks vs. Philadelphia Flyers - 12/7/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Flyers (10-11-7) at Vancouver Canucks (14-10-4)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Arena)
The Line: Vancouver Canucks -115 / Philadelphia Flyers +104 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN, RSNP
The Philadelphia Flyers and Vancouver Canucks meet Thursday in NHL action at the Rogers Arena.
The Philadelphia Flyers look for another victory after losing six of their last eight games. 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 less goals in five of their last 10 games.
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The Vancouver Canucks look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 21.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Brock Boeser leads Vancouver with 13 goals, Henrik Sedin has 15 assists and Bo Horvat has 65 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 80.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Jacob Markstrom has given up 48 goals on 581 shots faced and Anders Nilsson has allowed 22 goals on 281 shots. The Vancouver Canucks have allowed three or less goals in six of their last eight games.
The Flyers are 1-5 in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest, 11-29 in their last 40 road games and 5-16 in their last 21 overall. The Canucks are 18-43 in their last 61 games playing on 1 days rest, 14-38 in their last 52 Thursday games and 6-22 in their last 28 home games. The Flyers are 8-3 in the last 11 meetings in Vancouver and the over is 5-2-4 in the last 11 meetings.
The Philadelphia Flyers haven't won three straight games since March 28 - April 1, and they're still a brutal team on the road despite winning in Edmonton and Calgary. The Vancouver Canucks have been solid defensively as of late and that's likely going to result into winning at some point. Catching the Flyers on the end of a back to back, this is a more than winnable game on their home ice. So, give me the Canucks here.