New Jersey Devils (16-27-7) at Philadelphia Flyers (22-21-7)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers -156 / New Jersey Devils +141 --- Over/Under: 6 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia Flyers meet Saturday in NHL action at the Wells Fargo Center.
The New Jersey Devils need a win after losing 14 of their last 17 games. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 13.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Miles Wood leads New Jersey with 17 goals, Jesper Bratt has 21 assists and Jack Hughes has 133 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 70.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Mackenzie Blackwood has allowed 96 goals on 953 shots faced and Scott Wedgewood has allowed 39 goals on 385 shots.
The Philadelphia Flyers need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 19.2 percent of their power play opportunities. James van Riemsdyk leads Philadelphia with 16 goals, Jakub Voracek has 31 assists and Kevin Hayes has 111 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 73.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Carter Hart has allowed 20 goals on 192 shots faced and Brian Elliott has allowed 68 goals on 632 shots.
The Devils are 0-6 in their last 6 road games and 20-44 in their last 64 games as an underdog. The Flyers are 54-26 in their last 80 games as a favorite and 3-9 in their last 12 home games. The over is 3-0-1 in Devils last 4 overall. The over is 11-3 in Flyers last 14 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.
I'm not running to the window to back either of these losing teams, and I'm certainly not trying to lay juice with either of these teams. We're getting plus money with the New Jersey Devils, and they've won the last two meetings against the Flyers by a combined score of 11-7. Playing at home hasn't helped the Flyers much. If forced to pick this contest, I'd side with the Devils because of the plus money.