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Anaheim Ducks vs Philadelphia Flyers 1/2/23 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

Philadelphia Flyers (13-17-7) vs. Anaheim Ducks (10-23-4)
January 2, 2023 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Anaheim Ducks -132 / Philadelphia Flyers +107; Over/Under: +6
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The Philadelphia Flyers and Anaheim Ducks meet Monday in NHL action at the Honda Center. The Philadelphia Flyers have split their last 8 games. The Anaheim Ducks have lost 6 of their last 9 games.

The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 15.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Travis Konecny leads Philadelphia with 18 goals, Kevin Hayes has 21 assists and Tony DeAngelo has 79 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 74.3 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Carter Hart has allowed 75 goals on 840 shots faced, and Felix Sandstrom has given up 28 goals on 251 shots.

The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 16.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Troy Terry leads Anaheim with 12 goals, Trevor Zegras has 17 assists and Frank Vatrano has 109 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 4.1 goals per game and are killing 70.6 percent of their opponent’s power plays. John Gibson has given up 87 goals on 850 shots faced, and Anthony Stolarz has allowed 36 goals on 316 shots.

The Flyers are 13-42 in their last 55 road games and 25-64 in their last 89 overall. The Ducks are 7-19 in their last 26 home games and 14-47 in their last 61 overall. The over is 5-1 in Flyers last 6 overall. The under is 4-1 in Ducks last 5 overall. The Flyers are 6-14 in the last 20 meetings. The favorite is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Anaheim.

I’m not thrilled to back either of these teams, and the Philadelphia Flyers have been garbage on the road dating back to last season. However, it’s fair to say the Anaheim Ducks are the worst team in the league, and them being in the favorite role regardless of whom they play is a weird spot. The value is with the Flyers and the plus money. Give me the Flyers.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Philadelphia Flyers +107

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