Philadelphia Flyers (17-14-5) at Boston Bruins (19-10-5)
NHL Hockey: Monday, April 5, 2021 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Bruins -173 / Philadelphia Flyers +156 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Philadelphia Flyers and Boston Bruins meet Monday in NHL action at the TD Garden.
The Philadelphia Flyers need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 19.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Joel Farabee leads Philadelphia with 14 goals, Jakub Voracek has 24 assists and James van Riemsdyk has 89 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 3.6 goals per game and are killing 73.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Carter Hart has allowed 20 goals on 192 shots faced and Brian Elliott has allowed 47 goals on 418 shots.
The Boston Bruins look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Boston Bruins are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 23.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Brad Marchand leads Boston with 17 goals, David Krejci has 21 assists and Patrice Bergeron has 113 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 89 percent of their opponents power plays. Tuukka Rask has given up 35 goals on 377 shots faced and Jaroslav Halak has allowed 41 goals on 456 shots.
The Flyers are 2-11 in their last 13 games as an underdog and 2-6 in their last 8 overall. The Bruins are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-8 in their last 9 games following a win. The over is 11-3 in Flyers last 14 overall. The under is 12-3-1 in Bruins last 16 overall. The Flyers are 5-15 in the last 20 meetings in Boston and 0-5 in the last 5 meetings. The favorite is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
The Philadelphia Flyers at one point were money making machines and I still think there's some value here with them in the underdog role. However, the Bruins have won all five meetings against the Flyers this season and that includes outscoring them 9-4 in the last two meetings. It's hard to back the Flyers here based on their current form and the history between these clubs this season. Give me the Bruins and somewhat reasonable price.