Boston Bruins (7-1-2) at Philadelphia Flyers (7-2-2)
NHL Hockey: Friday, February 5, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers +105 / Boston Bruins -125 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers meet Friday in NHL action at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Boston Bruins look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Boston Bruins are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 35.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Brad Marchand leads Boston with six goals, Charlie McAvoy has eight assists and Patrice Bergeron has 41 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 88.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Tuukka Rask has given up 16 goals on 143 shots faced and Jaroslav Halak has allowed seven goals on 91 shots.
The Philadelphia Flyers look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 24.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Kevin Hayes leads Philadelphia with six goals, Claude Giroux has nine assists and James van Riemsdyk has 23 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 70.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Carter Hart has allowed 20 goals on 192 shots faced and Brian Elliott has allowed eight goals on 117 shots.
The Flyers are 28-11 in their last 39 home games and 35-16 in their last 51 overall. The Bruins are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 6-1 in their last 7 overall. The over is 5-2 in Bruins last 7 overall. The over is 8-3 in Flyers last 11 overall. The Bruins are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Boston Bruins are a tough team to bet against right now, as they're firing on all cylinders and just beat the Flyers in overtime. However, the Flyers are a team I've blindly backed a ton dating back to the end of last season and they continue to provide a profit. It takes more than a loss here and there for me to jump off the bandwagon, especially when getting plus money. The Flyers have won 68.6 percent of their last 51 games. Give me the Flyers.