Philadelphia Flyers vs New Jersey Devils NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/23/21

Philadelphia Flyers vs New Jersey Devils NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/23/21 Photo by Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

New Jersey Devils (11-14-4) at Philadelphia Flyers (15-11-3)

NHL Hockey: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)

The Line: Philadelphia Flyers -178 / New Jersey Devils +160 --- Over/Under: 6 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The New Jersey Devils and the Philadelphia Flyers meet in NHL action from the Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday night.

The New Jersey Devils will look to build on a 2-1 win over Pittsburgh last time out. Pavel Zacha leads the Devils in scoring with 18 goals including 7 goals and 11 assists while Jack Hughes has 7 goals and 9 assists. Ty Smith has 15 points with a team-high 13 assists while Jesper Bratt, Kyle Palmieri and P.K. Subban each have 14 points with Bratt and Subban each having double-digit assists while Palmieri has 5 goals and 9 assists. Myles Wood also has a team-high 9 goals as well for the Devils this season. As a team, New Jersey is averaging 2.5 goals on 29.5 shots per game with a 13.8% success rate on the PP while allowing 3.1 goals on 31.5 shots per game with a 70.2% success rate on the penalty kill this season.

The Philadelphia Flyers will look to build on a 2-1 win over the Islanders last time out. James van Riemsdyk leads the Flyers in scoring with 29 goals including 13 goals with 16 assists while Joel Farabee has 25 points with 13 goals and 12 assists. Claude Giroux has 24 points with 7 goals and 17 assists while Jakub Voracek leads the Flyers with 18 assists as part of his 23 points this season. As a team, Philadelphia is averaging 3.2 goals on 27.9 shots with a 19% success rate on the power play while allowing 3.6 goals against per game with 29.6 shots against per game and a 74.2% success rate on the PK this season.

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New Jersey is 5-13 in their last 18 games overall and 3-11 in their last 14 games as an underdog while the under is 6-0 in their last 6 games overall. Philadelphia is 4-1 in their last 5 games on no rest and 2-6 in their last 8 home games while the over is 21-8 in their last 29 games overall. The under is 13-3-2 in the last 18 meetings between these two teams in Philadelphia.

I think a case could be made for either side here as Philly is the better team and the Devils play better on the road. However, these two teams don’t like each other and brotherly love is the last thing we see when the Devils head to Philadelphia as the under is 13-3-2 in the last 18 meetings in Philly. I think we see another tight, hard-hitting and physical matchup here, so give me the under in this one.

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Chris’s Pick Under 6

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