Vegas Golden Knights (1-4-0) at Philadelphia Flyers (2-2-0)
|Date & Time||Saturday October 13, 2018, 1:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers -133 / Vegas Golden Knights -105 --- Over/Under: 6
The Vegas Golden Knights and Philadelphia Flyers meet Saturday in NHL action at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Vegas Golden Knights have allowed four or more goals in four of their first five games. The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 1.8 goals per game and are scoring on zero percent of their power play opportunities. Jonathan Marchessault leads Vegas with two goals, William Karlsson has four assists and Colin Miller has 10 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 3.8 goals per game and are killing 69.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Marc-Andre Fleury has given up 14 goals on 91 shots faced and Malcolm Subban has allowed four goals on 31 shots. The Vegas Golden Knights have allowed four or more goals in seven of their last eight games.
The Philadelphia Flyers look for their first home win of the season to build on their 2-2-0 start. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging four goals per game and are scoring on 25 percent of their power play opportunities. Wayne Simmonds leads Philadelphia with three goals, Jakub Voracek has six assists and Claude Giroux has 13 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 4.8 goals per game and are killing 68.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Brian Elliott has given up 14 goals on 107 shots faced and Cal Pickard has allowed four goals on 35 shots. The Philadelphia Flyers have allowed three or more goals in six of their last eight games.
The Golden Knights are 1-4 in their last 5 Saturday games, 1-5 in their last 6 road games and 1-8 in their last 9 overall. The Flyers are 8-3 in their last 11 Saturday games, 1-4 in their last 5 games following a win and 0-4 in their last 4 home games. The over is 15-4-3 in Flyers last 22 overall and the over is 5-2 in Golden Knights last 7 overall.
The Vegas Golden Knights went from being a team you could ride as big underdogs and get payouts nightly to a team that gets blasted on the defensive side and can't win a game. Vegas seems to have a clear championship hangover and has become tough to back given the fact it can't keep the puck out of the net. The Philadelphia Flyers have shown great balance on the offensive end through four games and early games usually favor the home team, especially when it's a west coast team playing on the east coast. Give me the Flyers and the reasonable price.