Boston Bruins vs Philadelphia Flyers NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/21/21

Boston Bruins vs Philadelphia Flyers NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/21/21 Photo by Handout Photo-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Flyers (3-1) at Boston Bruins (1-1-1)

NHL Hockey: Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)

The Line: Boston Bruins -130 / Philadelphia Flyers +106 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Philadelphia Flyers and Boston Bruins meet Thursday in NHL action at the TD Garden.

The Philadelphia Flyers look for another victory to build on their 3-1 record. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging four goals per game and are scoring on 30 percent of their power play opportunities. Travis Konecny leads Philadelphia with four goals, Joel Farabee has three assists and Kevin Hayes has 10 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 3.7 goals per game and are killing 66.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Carter Hart has allowed nine goals on 89 shots faced and Brian Elliott has allowed two goals on 55 shots

The Boston Bruins could use a win here to rebound from a 1-1-1 record. The Boston Bruins are averaging one goal per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power play opportunities. Brad Marchand leads Boston with one goal, Dvid Krejci has one assist and Matt Grzelcyk has 11 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 1.7 goals per game and are killing 100 percent of their opponents power plays. Tuukka Rask has given up three goals on 39 shots faced and Jaroslav Halak has allowed two goals on 31 shots.

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The Flyers are 9-2 in their last 11 road games and 22-8 in their last 30 overall. The Bruins are 2-6 in their last 8 home games and 1-6 in their last 7 overall. The over is 5-2-1 in Flyers last 8 overall. The under is 16-5 in Bruins last 21 overall. The Flyers are 5-12 in the last 17 meetings in Boston and 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The underdog is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The road team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

The Boston Bruins have been a little sluggish offensively out of a gate, and they're running into a Flyers team that hasn't missed a beat from last season. The Philadelphia Flyers are a team I've blindly backed over the last year or so, and they continue to be one of the more profitable teams in the league. The Flyers have also won six of the last eight games against the Bruins. I'm going to keep backing the Flyers, especially when getting plus money.

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Randy’s Pick Philadelphia Flyers +106

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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