Philadelphia Flyers Travel to St. Louis to Face the Blues
The Philadelphia Flyers will head to the Enterprise Center on Thursday night to take on the St. Louis Blues in an Eastern Conference vs Western Conference showdown.
This will be the second and final matchup between these franchises in the regular season. In their previous bout, St. Louis picked up a 4-1 road win back on February 22nd.
The Flyers are sitting at seventh in the Metropolitan Division (19-31-11, 49 points) and could be looking towards the NHL Draft while the Blues are second in the Central Division (34-18-9, 77 points) and trying to solidify their playoff positioning.
There seems to be a big difference in terms of talents, and this is going to be an interesting matchup. Let’s take a closer look at both the Flyers and the Blues to determine where we should be placing our wagers for this game.
Match Preview: Philadelphia Flyers at St. Louis Blues March 24th
The Flyers are struggling a bit on the offensive side of the ice as they are averaging 2.52 goals on 30.5 shots this season. Right winger Cam Atkinson has to step up a bit more as he is tied for 43rd in the NHL in goals as he has provided 47 points (23 goals, 24 assists) while producing eight points in his previous seven games.
On the defensive side of things, Philadelphia is allowing 3.43 goals on 34 shot attempts. Goalie Carter Hart has been struggling a bit on the defensive side of things as he has a 12-19-7 record with a .910 save percentage and 2.99 goals allowed per game.
St. Louis has depended on the production of center Jordan Kyrou as he is tied for 29th in the league in assists and tied for 33rd in points as he has recorded 60 points (22 goals, 38 assists) while adding seven points in his last five games.
They have been doing extremely well offensively as they are scoring 3.52 goals on 30.6 shot attempts thus far. Goaltender Jordan Binnington has been struggling a bit as he has a 13-12-4 record with 3.11 goals allowed per game with a save percentage of .903 on the year. As a whole defensively, the Blues are giving up 2.79 goals on 31.6 shots per game.
Philadelphia Flyers at St. Louis Blues Betting Prediction
The major difference is the ability to score the puck, as the Blues are scoring 4.4 goals in their last five games while the Flyers are averaging 2.5 goals in their previous four games.
Philadelphia is 29-32 against the spread, while St. Louis is sitting at 34-27 against the spread as of this writing. All in all, the signs are all pointing towards the St. Louis Blues to cover the puck line.
* All odds provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.
**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.