The Philadelphia Flyers (23-14-6) travel to face off against the St. Louis Blues (21-19-2) on Monday, January 15th. This game will be played at Enterprise Center in St. Louis and televised on NBCS. The Flyers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Blues are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Bruins. Puck drop is set for 8:00 ET.
Philadelphia Flyers vs St. Louis Blues
The Philadelphia Flyers Are Coming Off A Win
Heading into tonight’s game, the Flyers find themselves in 5th place in the Eastern Conference standings with 52 points. They have an overall record of 23-14-6 and have won three straight games.
On the road this season, Philadelphia has gone 13-6-4 and have won two straight games away from home. Against their own division, the Flyers have gone 8-7, and in games where they have been the underdog, Philadelphia has gone 15-10-5.
Philadelphia enters the game with a puck line record of 27-16 on the season and a road puck line record of 19-4. They have gone 4-6 against the puck line in their last ten games and 10-24 as the underdog.
So far this year, the Flyers have 13 wins by more than one goal and 10 wins by just one goal. They have gone just 3-10 against the puck line when favored and have dropped seven straight games against the puck line as the favorite.
Facing the Jets in their last game, the Flyers won by a score of 2-0. In the offensive department, the Flyers notched one goal during the first period and one time in the second period. Out of Philadelphia’s two goals, one were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 36 shots on goal and had seven giveaways.
Philadelphia was the underdog going into the game and picked up a win against the puck line. With a combined total of 2 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 5.5.
The St. Louis Blues Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Heading into today’s game, the St. Louis Blues are 11th in the Western Conference with a record of 21-19-2. In the Central Division, they are in 5th place. At home, the Blues have a record of 13-8-1.
Over their last ten games, St. Louis has gone 6-4, and they have gone 3-2 in their last five. As the favorite this season, the Blues have gone 5-6-0.
St. Louis comes into the game with a puck line record of 23-18, including going 8-2 against the puck line in their last ten games. Overall, the Blues have 13 wins by multiple goals and 17 losses by more than one goal.
At home, the Blues have a puck line record of 14-7 and have gone 4-1 against the puck line in their last five games at home. So far this season, St. Louis has been favored in 11 games and has gone 4-7 against the puck line as the favorite.
After suffering a 4-3 loss at home to the Bruins, the Blues are looking to bounce back today. The Blues’ offense scored in each period against the Bruins. Of St. Louis’ three goals, two were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 23 shots on goal and 10 giveaways.
Although they didn’t win, St. Louis did cover the puck line as the underdogs in the game. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals, with a combined total of 7 goals.
Philadelphia Offense Breakdown
For their offensive performance, the Flyers come in averaging 2.8 goals per game this season, which is 24th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 1st in the league. The Flyers went 15-7 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 6-7.
This season, the Flyers’ have an over/under record of 16-26-1. 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.
St. Louis Offense Breakdown
Offensively, the Blues come into the game at 2.8 goals per contest placing 27th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 25th position in the league. This season, the Blues have a 9-7 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 11-10 record.
The Blues’ over/under record this season is 15-22-4. For the season, they have had 18 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging 6.1 goals per game.
Philadelphia Team Defense
Defensively, the Flyers are currently 22nd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 28.8 shots per game against Philadelphia. They also are 4th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.
St. Louis Team Defense
Defensively, the Blues are currently 10th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 31.8 shots per game against St. Louis. They also are 21st in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.
Flyers vs Blues Trends
- When looking at their past ten road matchups, Philadelphia has an puck line record of 8-2 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 5-5 overall in these games.
- St. Louis has a 2-3 record in their last five home games. In this stretch, they averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 2. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 4-1.
- As the betting underdog, the Blues have an puck line mark of just 7-3 in their last ten games. St. Louis posted a straight up mark of 5-5 in these matchups.
- Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Philadelphia has an puck line mark of 3-7 while going 8-2 straight up.
For a moneyline pick, I’m taking the Flyers to pick up on a win over the Blues and the road. With the moneyline sitting at -105, I’ll be locking in a 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.
For those looking at the over/under line set at 6 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.
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