Philadelphia Flyers (22-20-7) at New Jersey Devils (15-27-7)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Prudential Center)
The Line: New Jersey Devils +112 / Philadelphia Flyers -124 --- Over/Under: 6 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Philadelphia Flyers and the New Jersey Devils meet in NHL action from the Prudential Center on Thursday night.
The Philadelphia Flyers will look to get some revenge after a 6-4 loss to the Devils in their last matchup. James van Riemsdyk leads the Flyers in scoring with 39 points including 16 goals and 23 assists while Jakub Voracek has 38 points with a team-high 29 assists. Claude Giroux, Sean Couturier and Joel Farabee each have double-digit goal and assist marks this season while Travis Konecny has 29 points with 20 assists. As a team, Philadelphia is averaging 2.8 goals on 30 shots with a 19.2% success rate on the power play while allowing 3.5 goals on 29.2 shots against with a 73.5% success rate on the PK this season.
The New Jersey Devils will look to add to their win over the Flyers in their last game. Pavel Zacha leads the Devils in scoring with 28 points including 12 goals and 16 assists while Jack Hughes has 27 points with 11 goals and 16 assists and Jesper Bratt has a team-high 21 assists. Myles Wood has a team-high 17 goals while Ty Smith has 21 assists as well this season. As a team, New Jersey is averaging 2.6 goals on 29.7 shots with a 13.7% success rate on the power play while allowing 3.4 goals on 30.9 shots with a 70.2% success rate on the penalty kill this season.
Philadelphia is 13-4 in their last 17 games as a road favorite and 2-6 in their last 8 games overall while the over is 10-2 in their lat 12 games against a team with a losing record. New Jersey is 16-35 in their last 51 games overall and 16-38 in their last 54 home games while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games following a win. Philadelphia is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings between these two teams.
This line feels a bit fishy, but the bottom line is that the Flyers need the win much more than the Devils do, as New Jersey isn’t going anywhere come playoff time except from the Kitchen to the couch to watch the other teams in the league on TV. Philadelphia is in a much higher-stakes position, and catching New Jersey at home, where the Devils have been far from their best, is too good to pass on. Give me the Flyers here.