Minnesota Wild vs. Philadelphia Flyers - 12/14/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Philadelphia Flyers at Minnesota Wild

Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 7:00 PM (Xcel Energy Center)

MIN -125 O/U: 5.5

TV: DTV

The Philadelphia Flyers will go to Xcel Energy Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota to take on the Minnesota Wild on Saturday. The Flyers are coming off of a loss to the Colorado Avalanche 3-1, giving up two goals to Mikko Rantanen in their loss. The Flyers have still won three of their last five games.
 
The Flyers are 17-9-5 on the season and fourth place in the Atlantic Division with 39 points. Though the Flyer has been decent this season, they will be without Travis Konecny, who leads the team in points, goals, and assists due to a concussion.  
 
The Wild have two games in three days, so they will not have the rest that the Flyers will have. The Minnesota Wild are coming into this game on a two-game losing streak as well; however, the Wilds last loss was a shootout loss against the Anaheim Ducks 3-2. Before the losing streak, the Minnesota Wild were running high as they were on a five-game win streak. They need to try to figure out how to get back into that form. 
 
The Wild is 14 - 12 - 5 on the season and in second to last place in the Central Division. The Oilers, the Minnesota Wild can struggle to pile up on goals. They don't have the defense that the Oilers have. As the wild give up 3.23 goals per game, and they don't have the superstar that the Oilers have in McDavid.
 
Philadelphia is 17-14 ATS this season
Over is 15-16 with the Flyers this season
Minnesota is 15-16 ATS this season
Under is 4-0 in Wild last four after scoring two goals or less in their previous game.
 
The Wild hasn't been great this season, but they are really good at home, posting a 7-1-3 record in their arena. Fully healthy, the Flyers would be a clear favorite, but with the loss of Konecny changes everything. Without Konecny, and the Wild playing at home, I think Minnesota wins this one. Final Score Prediction, Minnesota Wild win 3-1.
 

Joshua’s Pick Minnesota Wild -125

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