Winnipeg Jets (26-15-8) at Philadelphia Flyers (20-22-7)
|Date & Time||Thursday January 29, 2015, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Jets +104 / Flyers -115
The Winnipeg Jets and Philadelphia Flyers play Thursday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Winnipeg Jets have won five of their last six games and end a two-game road trip. The Jets are averaging 2.7 goals per game and have scored 11 goals in their last three games. The Winnipeg Jets have scored one power play goal in their last five games and have won five of their last seven games when scoring at least three goals overall. Bryan Little leads Winnipeg with 18 goals, Andrew Ladd has 23 assists and Blake Wheeler has 143 shots on goal. Defensively, the Jets are allowing 2.4 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in four of their last six games. Michael Hutchinson has allowed 37 goals on 570 shots faced and Ondrej Pavelec has given up 76 goals on 854 shots. The Jets have split their last six road games.
The Philadelphia Flyers are looking for some consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Flyers are averaging 2.7 goals per game and have scored 11 goals in their last three games. The Philadelphia Flyers have scored five power play goals in their last four games and have won five of their last six games when scoring at least three goals overall. Jakub Voracek and Wayne Simmonds have combined for 34 goals, Claude Giroux has 36 assists and Brayden Schenn has 95 shots on goal. Defensively, the Flyers are allowing 2.9 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in six of their last 10 games. Steve Mason has allowed 68 goals on 856 shots faced and Rob Zepp has given up 15 goals on 135 shots.
The Jets are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 16-5 in their last 21 vs. a team with a losing record. The Flyers are 5-2 in their last 7 home games and 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. The Jets are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Philadelphia and 16-35-2 in the last 53 meetings overall.
The Jets are simply the better team of the two and has had great success in Philly as of late. The Flyers are hard to trust with their up-and-down style of play. Getting the Jets at plus money is too good to pass up.