New Jersey Devils (14-27-6) at Philadelphia Flyers (21-19-7)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 6:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers -175 / New Jersey Devils +145 --- Over/Under: 6 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia Flyers meet Sunday in NHL action at the Wells Fargo Center.
The New Jersey Devils need a win here to snap a nine-game losing streak. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 12.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Miles Wood leads New Jersey with 15 goals, Jesper Bratt has 20 assists and Jack Hughes has 125 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 70.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Mackenzie Blackwood has allowed 86 goals on 863 shots faced and Scott Wedgewood has allowed 39 goals on 385 shots.
The Philadelphia Flyers need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 19.9 percent of their power play opportunities. James van Riemsdyk leads Philadelphia with 16 goals, Jakub Voracek has 26 assists and Kevin Hayes has 111 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 74.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Carter Hart has allowed 20 goals on 192 shots faced and Brian Elliott has allowed 60 goals on 574 shots.
The Devils are 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 17-36 in their last 53 overall. The Flyers are 53-24 in their last 77 games as a favorite and 2-9 in their last 11 home games. The over is 8-3 in Devils last 11 overall. The under is 4-1 in Flyers last 5 overall. The Devils are 11-5 in the last 16 meetings in Philadelphia and 2-5 in the last 7 meetings. The road team is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
The New Jersey Devils are piling up the losses left and right and you shouldn't expect things to improve with them on the end of a back to back. However, the Philadelphia Flyers aren't playing any better with losses in fie of their last seven games, a defense that gets rocked more times than not and playing at home hans't helped much. Also, the Devils won the last meeting against the Flyers about a month ago. If forced to pick this game, I'd lean toward the Devils because of the plus money.