Philadelphia Flyers vs Montreal Canadiens NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Flyers vs Montreal Canadiens Prediction 3/28/2024

The Philadelphia Flyers (36-28-10) travel to face off against the Montreal Canadiens (27-32-12) on Thursday, March 28th. This game will be played at Bell Centre in Montreal and televised on NBCS. The Canadiens are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Flyers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Rangers. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.

Flyers vs Canadiens

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The Philadelphia Flyers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

With a record of 36-28-10, the Flyers are currently in 7th place in the Eastern Conference and 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. Over their last ten games, Philadelphia has gone 4-6 and has lost two straight games as the underdog.

On the road this season, the Flyers have a record of 17-13-7, and they have been the favorite in 21 of their 73 games, going 13-6-2 in those games. Over their last five games, Philadelphia has gone 2-3, and they are 1-2 in their last three games.

Philadelphia comes into the game with a puck line record of 44-29 this season, including a road puck line mark of 28-8. Their average scoring margin for the year sits at -.1 goals per game, and their puck line record as the favorite is just 6-15.

So far, the Flyers have 20 wins by multiple goals compared to 16 by just one goal. In their last ten road games, Philadelphia’s puck line record is 7-3, and they have gone 6-4 against the puck line in their last ten games overall.

The Flyers aim to bounce back following their 6-5 loss on the road to the Rangers. During the first period, the Flyers started slow, but they turned things around by scoring two times in the second period and three goals in the third. Out of Philadelphia’s five goals, one were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 42 shots on goal and had two giveaways.

Despite the loss, Philadelphia did cover the puck line, as they went into the game as the underdog. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 5.5 goals, with a combined total of 11 goals.

The Montreal Canadiens Are Coming Off A Win

With a record of 27-32-12, the Canadiens are currently in 8th place in the Atlantic Division and 15th in the Eastern Conference. Over their last ten games, Montreal has gone 4-6, and they have won two straight games as the underdog. At home this season, the Canadiens have gone 13-17-4.

As the underdog, Montreal has gone 22-31-12 on the year. Over their last five games, the Canadiens have gone 2-3, and they have gone 2-1 over their last three games. In games against other Eastern Conference teams, Montreal has gone 13-26 this season.

At home this season, Montreal has a puck line record of 22-12 and an average scoring margin of -.6 goals per game. So far, the Canadiens have won 44 of their 65 games as the underdog and have an overall puck line record of 46-25.

Over their last ten home games, the Canadiens have gone 9-1 against the puck line and have a puck line record of 46-25. In their last three games, Montreal has gone 2-1 vs. the puck line.

Facing the Avalanche in their last game, the Canadiens won by a score of 2-1. In the first period, the Canadiens found success on offense with two times, but that was the end of their scoring for the game. In the game, Montreal managed to score all two goals at even strength. They concluded with 27 shots on goal and committed 1 turnovers.

Going into the game, Montreal was the underdog, giving them a win vs. the puck line. The game ended below the over/under line of 6.5, with a combined total of 3 goals.

Philadelphia Offense Breakdown

When looking at their offense, the Flyers have an average of 2.9 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 21st in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 1st in the league. This season, the Flyers are 25-17 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 8-11 record.

The Flyers come in with an over/under record of 31-39-3. Over the course of the season, they have had 35 games failing to surpass the 6 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 6.1 per game.

Canadiens Offense Breakdown

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The Canadiens come into the game scoring an average of 2.7 goals per game, putting them 28th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 27th in the league. Looking at how the Canadiens’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 22nd in power play goals and 19th in shorthanded goals.

So far, the Canadiens have an over/under record of 35-34-2. Coming into the game, they have played 34 games that went beyond the 6 over/under line. Their games, on average, had 6.2 goals per game.

Philadelphia Team Defense

Defensively, the Flyers come into the season ranked 30th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 27.4 shots per game against Philadelphia. For the season, they are ranked 19th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

Montreal Team Defense

Defensively, the Canadiens come into the season ranked 9th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 32.4 shots per game against Montreal. For the season, they are ranked 24th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

Flyers vs Canadiens Trends

  • When looking at their past five road matchups, Philadelphia has an puck line record of 4-1 while averaging 2 per game. The team went 1-4 overall in these games.
  • In their last five home games, Montreal has averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 2. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-3 while going 5-0.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Canadiens have gone 7-3 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 3-7.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Flyers have gone 3-7 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 7-3.

Flyers vs Canadiens Prediction

If you’re looking for a moneyline pick, my choice is the Flyers to take down the Canadiens on the road. With the moneyline currently at -156, I’m placing my bet on the Flyers straight-up.

If you’re looking for a puck line bet, I’d suggest going with the Canadiens to cover. Even in the event of a Flyers victory, this game is expected to be closely fought, and the Canadiens should cover the puck line.

With an over/under line sitting at 6 goals, we like this game to surpass that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the over.

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