Philadelphia Flyers (3-2-1) at New Jersey Devils (3-1-1)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Prudential Center)
The Line: New Jersey Devils +135 / Philadelphia Flyers -155 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Philadelphia Flyers and the New Jersey Devils meet in NHL action from the Prudential Center on Tuesday night.
The Philadelphia Flyers will try to rebound from a 6-1 loss to the Boston bruins in their last matchup. Kevin Hayes leads Philly with 8 points coming on 3 goals and 5 assists while Jakub Voracek and Travis Konecny each have 7 points with Voracek leading the Flyers with 6 assists while Konecny has a team-high 5 goals. James van Riemsdyk has 5 points on 3 goals and 2 assists while Nolan Patrick and Claude Giroux each have 4 points with Giroux dishing out 4 assists while Patrick has 3 helpers and a goal this season. Carter Hart’s seen the majority of the action in goal this season, posting a 2-2 record with a 4.18 GAA and 19 goals allowed on 158 shots against.
The New Jersey Devils will look to build off of a 2-0 win over the New York Islanders in their last matchup. Jack Hughes leads the Devils in scoring with 7 points coming on 3 goals with 4 assists while Ty Smith has 6 points including a team-high 5 assists. Miles Wood has 4 points with 3 goals and an assist while Kyle Palmieri has 3 assists and Yegor Sharangovich has a goal and an assist for Jersey this season. MacKenzie Blackwood’s seen the bulk of the action in goal for New Jersey, posting a 1.90 GAA with 6 goals allowed on 115 shots against this season.
Philadelphia is 22-10 in their last 32 games overall and 1-4 in their last 5 road games while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 games overall. New Jersey is 7-2 in their last 9 home games and 5-2 in their last 7 games as a home underdog while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall. Philadelphia is 15-31 in the last 46 meetings between these two teams in New Jersey and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams in New Jersey.
I went back and forth on the total for this game, but ultimately I’m going to side with the under. I think Carter Hart’s better than what he’s shown us lately and the Devils are playing solid defensive hockey in their own right and I expect this to be a battle so give me the under as my free pick for this game but my stronger play is on the side and I have that available as a premium pick that you can find here.