Boston Bruins vs. Philadelphia Flyers - 8/2/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Philadelphia Flyers (41-21-7) at Boston Bruins (44-14-12)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 3:00 pm (Scotiabank Arena)
The Line: Boston Bruins -138 / Philadelphia Flyers +115 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia Flyers and Boston Bruins meet Sunday in East round robin NHL action at the
The Philadelphia Flyers entered the NHL break winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 20.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Travis Konecny leads Philadelphia with 24 goals, Jakub Voracek has 44 assists and Claude Giroux has 197 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 81.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Brian Elliott has given up 80 goals on 796 shots faced and Carter Hart has allowed 95 goals on 1,100 shots.
The Boston Bruins entered the NHL break winning 16 of their last 20 games. The Boston Bruins are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 25.2 percent of their power play opportunities. David Pastrnak leads Boston with 48 goals, Brad Marchand has 59 assists and Patrice Bergeron has 203 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 84.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Tuukka Rask has given up 85 goals on 1,189 shots faced and Jaroslav Halak has allowed 73 goals on 905 shots.
The Flyers are 8-1 in their last 9 games following a win, 23-8 in their last 31 vs. Eastern Conference and 19-7 in their last 26 overall. The Bruins are 6-0 in their last 6 games playing on 3 or more days rest, 7-3 in their last 10 Sunday games and 20-7 in their last 27 overall. The over is 9-3-1 in Flyers last 13 overall. The under is 4-1 in Bruins last 5 overall. The Flyers are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
This game should be fun in terms of seeing if either of these clubs can pick up where they left off heading into the unexpected break. These were two of the hotter teams, as the Boston Bruins found their championship form and the Flyers simply couldn't lose and emerged quickly into a title contender when folks earlier in the season wondered if they'd make playoffs. On top of the form, the Flyers have won five of the last seven meetings against the Bruins. So, I'll take a stab with the plus money in this spot.