The Colorado Avalanche (29-14-3) travel to face off against the Philadelphia Flyers (25-14-6) on Saturday, January 20th. This game will be played at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia and televised on NBCS. The Flyers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Avalanche are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Bruins. Puck drop is set for 1:00 ET.
Avalanche vs Flyers
The Colorado Avalanche Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
On the season, the Avalanche are 29-14-3 and sit in 3rd place in the Western Conference. In the Central Division, Colorado is in 2nd place. Over their last ten games, the Avalanche have gone 7-3.
On the road, Colorado has gone 11-9-3 this year. When favored, the Avalanche have gone 26-11-3, and they have been favored in 40 of their 46 games. Over their last three games, the Avalanche have gone 1-2.
On the road this year, the Avalanche have gone just 8-15 against the puck line and 3-7 in their last ten games. So far, Colorado has 21 wins by multiple goals and has gone 22-24 against the puck line overall.
Overall, the Avalanche have an average scoring margin of +.6 goals per game, and they have gone 19-21 against the puck line as the favorite. In their last ten road games, Colorado has gone just 3-7 against the puck line.
After suffering a 5-2 loss on the road to the Bruins, the Avalanche are looking to bounce back today. Scoring-wise, the Avalanche put up one goal during the first period and one time in the second period. In the game, Colorado managed to score all two goals at even strength. They concluded with 32 shots on goal and committed 5 turnovers.
Colorado entered as the underdog and suffered both a straight-up loss and did not cover the puck line. The over/under line going into the game was 6 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 7 goals.
The Philadelphia Flyers Are Coming Off A Win
At home this season, the Flyers have gone 11-8-2, and they are currently on a five-game winning streak. Over their last ten games, Philadelphia has gone 6-4, and for the year, they have a record of 25-14-6. In the Eastern Conference, the Flyers are in 4th place, and in the Metropolitan Division, they are in 2nd place.
As the underdog this year, Philadelphia has gone 17-10-5, and when they have been the underdog, they have won three straight games. In their last three games, the Flyers are 3-0, and they have won five straight games overall.
Philadelphia enters the game with an overall puck line record of 29-16, including a road puck line record of 20-4. When looking at their last ten games, the Flyers have gone just 4-6 vs. the puck line.
As the underdog, Philadelphia has a puck line mark of 26-6, and their average scoring differential this season sits at +.3 goals per contest. So far, 15 of their wins have come by multiple goals.
In their most recent game, the Flyers faced the Stars and came out victorious with a score of 5-1. In all three periods, the Flyers’ offense found the net against the Stars. Out of Philadelphia’s five goals, one were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 43 shots on goal and had three giveaways.
Entering the game as the underdog, Philadelphia came away with a victory against the puck line. The game ended with a total of 6 goals, resulting in a push on the over/under.
Colorado Offense Breakdown
The Avalanche come into the game scoring an average of 3.7 goals per game, putting them 1st in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 3rd in the league. This season, the Avalanche have a 18-9 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 9-5 record.
This season, the over/under record for the Avalanche’s is 27-17-2. Over the course of the season, they have had 27 games that exceeded the over/under line of 6. On average, their games are averaging 6.9 goals per game.
Flyers Offense Breakdown
For their offensive performance, the Flyers come in averaging 2.9 goals per game this season, which is 23rd in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 2nd in the league. The Philadelphia offense is ranked 30th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 2nd in the NHL.
This season, the Flyers’ have an over/under record of 16-26-3. Throughout the season, they have played 23 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 5.7 goals per game.
Colorado Team Defense
Defensively, the Avalanche come into the season ranked 21st in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 28.9 shots per game against Colorado. For the season, they are ranked 17th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.
Philadelphia Team Defense
In terms of defense, the Flyers head into the game ranked 24th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 28.5 shots per game against Philadelphia. So far, they are 4th in shutouts, achieving 4 shutouts.
Avalanche vs Flyers Trends
- Although Colorado has a straight up record of 1-2 in their last three road games, they have not held up as well vs the puck line going 1-2. The team averaged 4 goals per game in these games.
- Through their last three home contests, the Flyers offense has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing an average of 2. Philadelphia posted an overall record of 2-1 while going 1-2 ATS.
- Through their last three games as the underdog, the Flyers have an puck line record of 3-0 and a straight up mark of 3-0.
- In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Avalanche have a strong straight up record of 2-1. In addition, their puck line record was 2-1 in these scenarios.
For a moneyline bet, I’m backing the Flyers to secure a victory over the Avalanche at home. With the moneyline currently set at +103, I’m locking in my bet on the Flyers straight-up.
If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Flyers winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Flyers straight-up, we’d still recommend placing a bet on them to cover the puck line.
If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 6 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.
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