New Jersey Devils vs Philadelphia Flyers NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/27/21

New Jersey Devils vs Philadelphia Flyers NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/27/21 Photo by Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Flyers (22-19-7) at New Jersey Devils (14-27-7)

NHL Hockey: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Prudential Center)

The Line: New Jersey Devils +110 / Philadelphia Flyers -133 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Philadelphia Flyers and New Jersey Devils meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Prudential Center.

The Philadelphia Flyers need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 19.5 percent of their power play opportunities. James van Riemsdyk leads Philadelphia with 16 goals, Jakub Voracek has 28 assists and Kevin Hayes has 111 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 74.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Carter Hart has allowed 20 goals on 192 shots faced and Brian Elliott has allowed 63 goals on 606 shots.

The New Jersey Devils need a win after losing 14 of their last 15 games. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 12.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Miles Wood leads New Jersey with 16 goals, Jesper Bratt has 21 assists and Jack Hughes has 129 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 69.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Mackenzie Blackwood has allowed 89 goals on 899 shots faced and Scott Wedgewood has allowed 39 goals on 385 shots.

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The Flyers are 54-24 in their last 78 games as a favorite and 2-6 in their last 8 overall. The Devils are 15-38 in their last 53 home games and 16-36 in their last 52 overall. The over is 11-3 in Flyers last 14 overall. The over is 4-1-1 in Devils last 6 overall. The Flyers are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in New Jersey and 6-2 in the last 8 meetings. The road team is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.

The Philadelphia Flyers have had issues all season long and have underachieved, but they have been profitable in the favorite role dating back to last season and they've won three of the four meetings against the Devils this season. The New Jersey Devils just can't get out of their own way with losses in 14 of their last 15 tries, and playing at home hasn't helped much. The fact the Flyers are this small of a favorite almost feels too easy. This price is ridiculous. Give me the Flyers.

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Randy’s Pick Philadelphia Flyers -133

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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