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Philadelphia Flyers vs New Jersey Devils 10/13/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

New Jersey Devils (0-0) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (0-0)
October 13, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers +112 / New Jersey Devils -134; Over/Under: +6
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The New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia Flyers meet Thursday in NHL action at the Wells Fargo Center. The New Jersey Devils won 27 games last year and look for their first playoff trip since the 2017-18 season. The Philadelphia Flyers won 25 games last year and look for their first playoff trip since the 2019-20 season.

The New Jersey Devils say goodbye to Pavel Zacha, Ty Smith, Frederik Gauthier, Janne Kuokkanen and Chase De Leo. The Devils bring in players such as John Marino, Ondrej Palat, Vitek Vanecek, Brendan Smith and Erik Haula. Everything went wrong for the Devils last year, so they should expect some sort of improvement just off the law of averages. Palat brings over championship experience, and he could have his best season yet, just off more playing time. Jesper Bratt looks like a potential star at 24 years old, and it will be fun seeing him take another leap. The Devils are as talented and as deep as they’ve been in quite some time, so fans should be optimistic. 

The Philadelphia Flyers say goodbye to Oskar Lindblom, Keith Handle and Martin Jones. The Flyers added Nicolas Deslauriers, Tony DeAngelo, Adam Brooks, Justin Braun and Cooper Marody. Not much went right for the Flyers last year, and they didn’t make enough moves to suggest this season will be different. Given they already moved on from Claude Giroux, the Flyers could soon find new homes for James van Riemsdyk and Cam Atkinson if things don’t break right. A hot start is crucial for the Flyers to avoid a complete rebuild. 

The Devils are 13-38 in their last 51 road games and 20-50 in their last 70 overall. The Flyers are 1-6 in their last 7 home games and 12-40 in their last 52 overall. The over is 25-9-1 in Devils last 35 road games. The under is 3-0-1 in Flyers last 4 overall. The Devils are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. The favorite is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.

I’m not all that high on the Philadelphia Flyers, as you can tell by the write-up. It wouldn’t be surprising to see the Flyers tear things down if they don’t get off to a fast start. With that said, the Flyers are at least home here, and it’s not like the New Jersey Devils are in a better position. The Devils were horrible last season and while they’re better on paper, they have some showing and proving to do. Give me the home team and the plus money.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Philadelphia Flyers +112

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