Arizona Coyotes vs. Philadelphia Flyers - 1/4/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Philadelphia Flyers at Arizona Coyotes

Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 8:00 PM (Gila River Arena)

ARI -130 O/U 5.5

Sitting at 22-13-5, the Philadelphia Flyers are having a solid season and are in a fight for a playoff position. The Flyers head to the desert to battle the Arizona Coyotes. A win against Arizona would be a huge road victory for the Flyers.

Travis Konecny is the leading scorer for the Flyers and has 11 goals and 24 assists through 37 games this season. Jakub Voracek is an additional scoring threat for the Flyers and has 8 goals and 23 assists on the season. Carter Hart is the number one goaltender for the Flyers and is 13-8-3 on the year with a solid 2.41 GAA.

At 22-16-4, the Arizona Coyotes are one of the surprise teams in the NHL this season. The Coyotes are two points behind the Vegas Golden Knights in the Pacific Division, and play host to the Philadelphia Flyers in a pivotal matchup.

Nick Schmaltz is the leading scorer for the Coyotes and has 7 goals and 25 assists on the season. Conor Garland is the top goal scorer for the Coyotes and has 14 goals on the year. Garland has also chipped in 7 assists on the year.  Darcy Kuemper is the man in goal for the Coyotes and is one of the primary reasons for the Coyotes surprising season. Kuemper is 15-8-2 with a 2.17 GAA this year.

  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 7 games when playing on the road against Arizona.
  • Philadelphia are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games against an opponent in the West conference.
  • Arizona are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games played in January.
  • Arizona are 4-9 SU in their last 13 games played on a Saturday.

 

With the Flyers the team has had a lot of problems winning on the road so far and this road trip has been a major issue for the Flyers. The Coyotes have been able to play great at home and with the Coyotes defense playing at the level that it has so far the Flyers will have some problems scoring on the day and that will lead to the Flyers losing the game here. Final Score Prediction, Arizona Coyotes win 3-1.

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Ben’s Pick Arizona Coyotes -130

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.