Anaheim Ducks vs. Philadelphia Flyers - 12/29/19 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction
Philadelphia Flyers at Anaheim Ducks
Sunday, December 29, 2019 at 8:30 PM (Honda Center)
ANA +115 O:U 5.5
The Philadelphia Flyers take on the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. The Flyers are playing back to back games, playing the San Jose Sharks on Saturday, and then the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday. The Philadelphia Flyers are on a four-game winning streak, defeating the New Rangers 5-1 in their last game, and in their win streak, fans have seen Philadelphia defeat the Ottawa Senators in a shootout win, Anaheim Ducks, and then the Buffalo Sabers. The Flyers have outscored their opponents 20-7 in their winning streak, not only winning but being dominant in most of their wins.
The Flyers are 21-11-5 on the season and third place in the Atlantic Division with 45 points. Though the Flyer has been decent this season, and have been without Travis Konecny for awhile, who led the team in points, goals, and assists due to a concussion. However, now with Konecny back from the concussion, the Flyers will look to be a new team again.
The Anaheim Ducks are coming off of a win over the Las Vegas Golden Knights, winning the game after getting three goals in the second period to lift them to a 4-3 victory over Vegas. The win was a bounce-back victory after a loss to the New York Rangers, losing 5-1 to the Rangers. The Ducks have lost three of their last five games.
Anaheim has struggled to generate an elite offense as they are third-fewest in the NHL in goals scored, while only having a middle of the pack defense. The Ducks are 16-18-4 on the season and are now fallen to the sixth place in the Pacific Division, being one point away from the last place.
Philadelphia is 20-17 ATS this season
Flyers are 4-0 in their last four vs. a team with a losing record.
Anaheim is 19-19 ATS this season
Ducks are 0-6 in their last 6 Sunday games.
It will be interesting to see how motivated the Philadelphia Flyers will be playing back to back games. However, I think the Flyers are the better team, and as long as they are rested enough, they will win this one. The Flyers are 4-1 in the last five meetings, and the favorite is 9-4 in the previous 13 meetings. I think that both records increase as I think the Flyers edge out a victory on the road. Final Score Prediction, Philadelphia Flyers win 5-3.