Two teams facing each other for the second time this season, the Boston Bruins and the Philadelphia Flyers meet at the Wells Fargo Center. New England Sports Network will broadcast this Eastern Conference matchup, which gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Monday, January 13.
Boston Bruins vs. Philadelphia Flyers Odds
Playing the role of favorite will be Boston (-135), while Philadelphia is a dog showing moneyline odds of +115,, and the oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at 6 goals. The line for betting the total stands at -120 over, +100 under.
Boston is 27-19 straight up (SU) and has lost 4.7 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 46 regular season outings, 23 of its games have gone under the total, while 20 have gone over and just three have pushed. As the away team this season, the Bruins are 12-8 SU.
Boston currently touts the third-best power-play unit in the NHL, as it’s found the net on 27.7 percent of its extra-man chances this year. On the other hand, it has the third-best penalty kill in the league, and it has successfully killed off 83.9 percent of its penalties.
Boston, as a collective unit, has been sent to the penalty box 3.6 times per game overall during the 2019-20 season, 3.2 per game over its last five outings total, and 4.0 per game over its last five on the road. The team’s been forced to stave off opponent power plays just 7.5 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.
Averaging 28.4 saves per game with a .925 save percentage, Tuukka Rask (17-10-6) has been the top option in goal for Boston this season. If it chooses to rest him, however, head coach Bruce Cassidy might go with Jaroslav Halak (10-9-5 record, .923 save percentage, 2.34 goals against average).
The visiting Bruins will be led by David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand. Pastrnak has 65 points via 35 goals and 30 assists, and has recorded multiple points in 19 different games. Marchand has 20 goals and 42 assists to his credit (and has notched a point in 34 games).
Over on the other bench, Philadelphia is 23-22 straight up (SU) and has netted moneyline bettors 0.2 units this year. 23 of its contests have gone over the total, while 21 have gone under and just one has pushed. This year, the team’s 14-7 SU at home.
Philadelphia has converted on 18.5 percent of its power play opportunities this year, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked ninth overall, and it’s successfully killed off 82.5 percent of all opponent power plays.
The Flyers have been penalized 3.3 times per game this season, and 4.4 per game over their last five home outings. The team has had to kill penalties just 6.6 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.
Carter Hart has denied 22.0 shots per game as the top choice in the crease for Philadelphia. Hart has 14 wins, 17 losses, and three overtime losses and has maintained a fairly-weak .908 save percentage and 2.53 goals against average this season.
Travis Konecny (14 goals, 24 assists) will pace the offensive attack for the Flyers.
Boston Bruins vs. Philadelphia Flyers Betting Predictions
Free NHL Tip: SU Winner – Flyers, O/U – Under
Philadelphia is 4-5 in games that go to shootout. Boston is 0-6 in shootouts.
For both of these teams, the total has gone over in three of their past five games.
Four of Boston’s last ten games have been decided by two goals or more. The team is 3-1 in those games.
Boston skaters have accounted for the league’s eighth-most hits per game (23.8), but that number’s down to just 17.4 hits over their last five away games.