Philadelphia Flyers vs. Winnipeg Jets - 3/10/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Winnipeg Jets (41-17-9) at Philadelphia Flyers (34-23-11)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 1:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers -106 / Winnipeg Jets -104 --- Over/Under: 6 See the Latest Odds
The Winnipeg Jets and Philadelphia Flyers meet Saturday in NHL action at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Winnipeg Jets look for another victory after winning six of their last seven games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 24.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Patrik Laine leads Winnipeg with 39 goals, Blake Wheeler has 57 assists and Nikolaj Ehlers has 198 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 82.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 129 goals on 1,668 shots faced and Steve Mason has allowed 33 goals on 352 shots. The Winnipeg Jets have allowed three or less goals in 10 of their last 12 games.
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The Philadelphia Flyers need a victory here in order to snap a five-game losing streak. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 20.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Sean Couturier leads Philadelphia with 29 goals, Jakub Voracek has 57 assists and Claude Giroux has 156 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 75.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Brian Elliott has given up 109 goals on 1,189 shots faced and Michal Neuvirth has allowed 44 goals on 519 shots. The Philadelphia Flyers have allowed three or more goals in six of their last seven games.
The Jets are 5-0 in their last 5 road games, 4-1 in their last 5 games following a win and 4-0 in their last 4 overall. The Flyers are 5-2 in their last 7 Saturday games, 5-1 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 0-5 in their last 5 overall. The Jets are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in Philadelphia, 17-39-2 in the last 58 meetings and the home team is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The Philadelphia Flyers have had the upperhand over the Winnipeg Jets, but they've lost five straight, have yet to win a game this month and are getting beat up defensively. The Winnipeg Jets are enjoying a nice stretch of winning and have done a lot of their recent damage on the road. These are two teams that seem to be heading in different directions down the stretch. I'll take the Jets on the road given the cheap price.