New Jersey Devils (27-20-8) at Philadelphia Flyers (28-19-9)
|Date & Time||Tuesday February 13, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers -155 / New Jersey Devils +140 --- Over/Under: 5.5
The New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia Flyers meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Wells Fargo Center.
The New Jersey Devils need a victory here in order to snap a four-game losing streak. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 19.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Taylor Hall leads New Jersey with 21 goals, Will Butcher has 27 assists and Nico Hischier has 127 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing three goals per game and are killing 81.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Cory Schneider has given up 96 goals on 1,108 shots faced and Keith Kinkaid has allowed 58 goals on 535 shots. The New Jersey Devils have allowed three or more goals in 10 of their last 12 games.
The Philadelphia Flyers look for another victory to build on their four-game winning streak. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 21.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Sean Couturier leads Philadelphia with 28 goals, Jakub Voracek has 53 assists and Claude Giroux has 117 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 74.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Brian Elliott has given up 109 goals on 1,189 shots faced and Michal Neuvirth has allowed 36 goals on 433 shots. The Philadelphia Flyers have allowed three or less goals in eight of their last 12 games.
The Devils are 27-56 in their last 83 games playing on 1 days rest, 2-10 in their last 12 road games and 0-4 in their last 4 overall. The Flyers are 6-2 in their last 8 home games, 7-2 in their last 9 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-0 in their last 4 overall. The Devils are 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in Philadelphia, 20-9 in the last 29 meetings and the home team is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The New Jersey Devils have owned the Flyers over the years, which includes being on the winning side in seven of the last 10 games taken place in Philly. However, I'm not sure how you can back the Devils in their current form, especially on the road where they've won just four times since December. The Philadelphia Flyers are on a bit of a winning streak right now and have improved their defense the last couple of weeks. I'll back the Flyers in their current form, as more of a fade from the Devils.