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Philadelphia Flyers vs. Detroit Red Wings - 12/18/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Detroit Red Wings (14-15-5) at Philadelphia Flyers (12-15-4)
Date & Time Tuesday December 18, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers -162 / Detroit Red Wings +130 --- Over/Under: 5.5
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Tuesday NHL action features the Detroit Red Wings visiting the Philadelphia Flyers.

The Detroit Red Wings are out to avoid a four game skid after suffering a 4-3 SO loss at the NY Islanders on Saturday. Gustav Nyquist and Trevor Daley scored in the first for Detroit with Thomas Vanek lighting the lamp in the third. Vanek also gave the Red Wings a pair of assists and Jonathan Bernier giving up three goals on 48 shots.

The Islanders offense came off the sticks of Anthony Beauvillier, Mathew Barzal and Casey Cizikas. Barzal scored the only goal of the SO and added a helper while Thomas Greiss stopping 18 shots to get the win for the NY Islanders.

The Philadelphia Flyers have lost four in a row following a 5-1 defeat at Vancouver on Saturday. Scott Laughton scored unassisted in the opening period with Anthony Stolarz getting the loss with two goals allowed on four shots before Alex Lyon stopped 17-19 shots in relief.

The balanced Vancouver offense saw scoring from Christopher Tanev, Loui Eriksson, Josh Leivo, Brock Boeser and Markus Granlund. Troy Stecher posted a pair of helpers for the Canucks who received 31 saves from Jacob Markstrom.

Islanders are 0-7 in their last 7 vs. Central and under is 4-0 in Islanders last 4 games following a win and Islanders are 1-8 in their last 9 Monday games. Over is 6-0 in Avalanche last 6 overall and over is 7-1 in Avalanche last 8 vs. a team with a losing record and under is 7-1-2 in Avalanche last 10 Monday games. Islanders are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Colorado and home team is 17-4-1 in the last 22 meetings and under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Colorado. 

Over is 4-0 in Red Wings last 4 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400 and Red Wings are 0-5 in their last 5 vs. Metropolitan and Red Wings are 0-4 in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference. Flyers are 0-4 in their last 4 overall and over is 5-0 in Flyers last 5 home games following a road trip of 7 or more days and Flyers are 1-6 in their last 7 vs. Atlantic. Red Wings are 1-11 in the last 12 meetings in Philadelphia and over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Philadelphia and home team is 21-6 in the last 27 meetings. 

I thought I had a read on this game before Philadelphia fired their coach so I’m just hoping for goals…

over 5.5 // will update

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