Brad Marchand, David Pastrnak, and the Boston Bruins will face off against Travis Konecny, Sean Couturier, and the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center in an Eastern Conference showdown. NBC Sports Network will air the matchup, and the opening face-off is at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 10.
Boston Bruins vs. Philadelphia Flyers Odds
Each side currently has an identical -110 money line in this one. The Over/Under (O/U), set by the sportsbooks at 6 goals, initially opened at -115 for the over and -105 for the under. Those odds have moved since they opened, and they presently sit at -110 for the over, -110 for the under.
Boston is 43-26 straight up (SU) and has lost 0.5 units for moneyline bettors this year. 37 of its contests have gone under the total, while 28 have gone over and just four have pushed. This 2019-20 Bruins team is 21-13 SU on the road.
Boston comes into the match up with the third-best power-play unit in the NHL, as it’s found the net on 25.1 percent of its extra-man advantages this year. Its penalty kill is ranked fourth overall, and it’s successfully killed off 84.0 percent of its penalties..
Sporting a .926 save percentage and 26.7 saves per game, Tuukka Rask (25-15-6) has been the top option in goal for Boston this season. If it chooses to give him a rest, however, head coach Bruce Cassidy may turn to Jaroslav Halak (18-13-6 record, .919 save percentage, 2.39 goals against average).
On the other side of the rink, Philadelphia is 41-27 straight up (SU) and has netted 13.7 units for moneyline bettors this year. 36 of its contests have gone over the total, while 30 have gone under and just two have pushed. It’s 25-9 SU at home this year.
The Flyers have converted on just 21.0 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 11th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 82.1 percent of all penalties.
Carter Hart has denied 23.3 shots per game as the top choice in the crease for the Flyers. Hart has 24 wins, 18 losses, and three overtime losses to his name and has registered a .913 save percentage and 2.43 goals against average this season.
Boston Bruins at Philadelphia Flyers Betting Predictions
Pick: SU Winner – Bruins, O/U – Under
Over Philadelphia’s last ten outings, nine of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 8-1 in those games).
The Bruins are 16-14 when they serve fewer penalty minutes than their opponent and 22-18 in games where they serve fewer than 10 penalty minutes, in total.
Philadelphia is 5-5 in games decided by a shootout this season while Boston is 0-7 in shootouts.
For both of these clubs, the over has hit in three of their past five matchups.
Boston skaters have averaged 8.8 giveaways over its last five home games, an improvement from its season average of 10.0 giveaways per game (ranked 17th overall).
Philadelphia skaters have averaged 11.6 giveaways over its last five home games, a rise over its season average of 9.7 giveaways per game (ranked 15th overall).
Boston skaters have accounted for the league’s eighth-most hits per game (23.6).