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Minnesota Wild vs. Philadelphia Flyers - 2/12/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Philadelphia Flyers at Minnesota Wild
Date & Time Tuesday February 12, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
Xcel Energy Center
Saint Paul, Minnesota
The Line
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers +128 / Minnesota Wild -155 -- Over/Under: 5.5
TV Channel
FSN, NSPA
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NHL | Philadelphia Flyers at Minnesota Wild
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The Philadelphia Flyers and Minnesota Wild meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Xcel Energy Center.

The Philadelphia Flyers look for a victory after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 16.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Sean Couturier leads Philadelphia with 23 goals, Claude Giroux has 42 assists and Jakub Voracek has 140 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 76.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Brian Elliott has given up 34 goals on 384 shots faced and Carter Hart has allowed 40 goals on 541 shots. The Philadelphia Flyers have allowed three or less goals in eight of their last 10 games.

The Minnesota Wild could use a win after losing five of their last six games. The Minnesota Wild are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 21.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Zach Parise leads Minnesota with 22 goals, Mikael Granlund has 32 assists and Ryan Suter has 97 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 82.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Devan Dubnyk has given up 113 goals on 1,295 shots faced and Alex Stalock has allowed 36 goals on 332 shots. The Minnesota Wild have allowed three or less goals in eight of their last 11 games.

The Flyers are 5-0 in their last 5 games as an underdog, 2-5 in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-10 in their last 14 road games. The Wild are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest, 5-11 in their last 16 games as a favorite and 3-8 in their last 11 home games. The under is 4-1 in Flyers last 5 games playing on 0 days rest. The under is 10-2 in Wild last 12 home games. The Flyers are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings and the underdog is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings.

The Philadelphia Flyers may have had their issues on the road, as majority of the damage done during this winning stretch has come at home. The Flyers are also on the end of a back-to-back, something they have also struggled at recently. However, we're getting plus money with the team in better form and a team that's been great in the underdog role. The Minnesota Wild have lost five of their last six due to a lack of offense and have lost 11 of their last 16 games as a favorite. The value is with the Flyers and the plus money in this contest.

Pick:
Philadelphia Flyers +128

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