Philadelphia Flyers (12-12-3) at Winnipeg Jets (17-9-2)
|Date & Time||Sunday December 9, 2018, 3:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Winnipeg Jets -222 / Philadelphia Flyers +180 --- Over/Under: 6
The Philadelphia Flyers and the Winnipeg Jets meet in NHL action from the Bell MTS Place on Sunday afternoon.
The Philadelphia Flyers come into this game looking to build on a 6-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres in their last outing. Philly found themselves down 2-0 just after the midway point of the opening period, but cut the deficit in half just :50 after Buffalo’s 2nd goal to trail 2-1 after 20 minutes of play. Ivan Provorov tied the game at 2-2 after 40 minutes of play before the Flyers broke the game open in the 3rd period where Claude Giroux, Wayne Simmonds, Dale Weise and Travis Konecny scored 4 goals in a span of 8:11 to seal the deal for the Flyers in the win. Anthony Stolarz got the win after stopping 28 of 30 shots to improve to 2-1-1 this season in the winning effort.
The Winnipeg Jets will be looking to rebound after a 1-0 shutout loss to the St. Louis Blues in their last outing. The game was a scoreless draw through the 1st period and most of the 2nd before Colton Parayko gave St. Louis the lone goal of the game. Winnipeg tried to equalize in the 3rd but it was all for naught as none of their 26 shots found the back of the net at the final buzzer. Connor Hellebuyck took the loss after allowing the lone goal on 27 shots to fall to 12-8-1 this season.
Philadelphia is 2-7 in their last 9 games overall and 1-4 in their last 5 games overall while the over is 10-4-2 in their last 16 road games. Winnipeg is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall and 52-19 in their last 71 home games while the over is 6-1 in their last 7 games against a team with a losing record. Philadelphia is 20-9-1 in the last 30 meetings between these two teams in Winnipeg.
The Flyers have had the bulk of the success when these two meet, winning 7 of the last 10 meetings and 40 of the last 59 meetings overall. However, while the win over Buffalo was nice, the Sabres are a week removed and are looking like a completely different team than the one that just won 10 games in a row a few weeks ago. Winnipeg burned me against St. Louis, but the fact is that Winnipeg is the team in much better form and have been hard to beat on their home ice dating back to last season. I’ll side with Winnipeg at home and to negate the heavy juice, I’ll side with Winnipeg on the puck line here.