Colorado Avalanche (36-15-5) at Philadelphia Flyers (28-23-6)
|Date & Time||Thursday February 6, 2014, 7:00 PM (EST)|
|Location||Unknown Location Unknown Address|
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers -142 / Colorado Avalanche +129 --- Over/Under: 5.5
The Colorado Avalanche and Philadelphia Flyers will clash on Thursday night at the Wells Fargo Center. The two teams met back in early January and Colorado won the game 2-1.
The Avalanche have been playing really consistent hockey as of late, winning four of their last five games. They’ve really taken advantage of the power play goals, scoring five power play goals in their last five games. And while the offense continues to prove its one of the best in the NHL, the goaltending could improve a bit. Goalie Semyon Varlamov has allowed six goals in his last two games and has given up at least three goals in three of his last four starts.
The Flyers have won two straight thanks to great goaltending by goalie Steve Mason. The fifth-year pro has posted two shutouts in his last four starts and is saving 91.6 percent of his shots faced in the month of February. Philadelphia is ranked 19th in the league in goals allowed, so if he can continue to play at a high level the Flyers will have a great shot of moving on up in the Metropolitan Division.
Both teams are playing solid hockey as of late and Philadelphia looks like it’s ready to make a run. The home team has also won the last five meetings between these two teams. But Colorado is an impressive 17-8-0-2 on the road this season and has won three of the last four meetings against Philly. Also, the Avalanche are 5-0 in their last five games played on one day’s rest.
Colorado has been the most consistent team all season long and getting plus money is great value.
Go ahead and take the road team in this matchup.