The Nashville Predators (18-14-0) travel to face off against the Philadelphia Flyers (18-10-3) on Thursday, December 21st. This game will be played at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The Flyers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Predators are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Canucks. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.
Nashville Predators vs Philadelphia Flyers
The Nashville Predators Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
This season, the Predators currently hold an overall record of 18-14-0. When playing on the road, Nashville has a 7-7-0 record, while they are 11-7-0 at home. Their current record places them 4th in the Western Central division and 7th in the Western conference. Nashville’s average scoring margin this season is +.1, leading to an overall puck line record of 16-16. At their home arena, they have a scoring margin of +.2, while on the road, it is -0.1.
After suffering a 5-2 loss at home to the Canucks, the Predators are looking to bounce back today. In the opening period, the Predators couldn’t find the net on offense, but they rebounded with one time in the second period and one goal in the third. In the game, Nashville managed to score all two goals at even strength. They concluded with 28 shots on goal and committed 12 turnovers.
Nashville took a loss vs. the puck line in the game, going into the game favored by -1.5. The combined total of 7 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals for the game.
The Philadelphia Flyers Are Coming Off A Win
Coming into their game vs. Predators, the Flyers have a 18-10-3 record. They hold a 8-6-1 record when playing at home, and they have gone 10-4-2 on the road. This record has them sitting 2nd in the Eastern Metropolitan division and 3rd in the Eastern conference. Philadelphia’s average scoring margin this season is +.4 leading to an overall puck line record of 22-9. Their scoring margin at home is -0.1 and +.9 on the road.
In their last game, the Flyers went up against the Devils and emerged as winners with a score of 3-2. In terms of offense, the Flyers faced a dry spell in the first and third periods against the Devils, but they managed to score two times in the second period. All three goals came at even strength. They finished with 26 shots on goal and had 3 turnovers.
Philadelphia was the underdog going into the game and picked up a win against the puck line. With a combined total of 5 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.5.
Nashville Offense Breakdown
On the offensive side, the Predators are scoring an 3.1 goals per game this season, ranking 13th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 17th in the league. This year, the Predators have recorded a 8-7 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have 10-7 record.
This season, the Predators have an over/under record of 14-14-4. Throughout last season, they played 42 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games featured 5.7 goals per game.
Philadelphia Offense Breakdown
On offense, the Flyers are averaging 2.9 goals per game which is 24th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 6th in the league. The Philadelphia offense is ranked 30th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 4th in the NHL.
The Flyers come in with an over/under record of 12-19-0. Over the course of the season, they have had 16 games failing to surpass the 6 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 5.6 per game.
Nashville Team Defense
The Predators defense is currently 10th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30.8 shots per game against Nashville. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 18th with 1 shutouts.
Philadelphia Team Defense
Philadelphia defense takes on the Predators ranked 26th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 28.2 shots per game against Philadelphia. They alsso are 7th in shutouts, with 3 shutouts.
Predators vs Flyers Trends
- When looking at their past ten road matchups, Nashville has an puck line record of 4-6 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 6-4 overall in these games.
- In their last five home games, Philadelphia has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 2. The team’s record in this stretch was 4-1 while going 5-0 vs. the spread.
- The Flyers have played well in their last five games as the betting underdog, going 4-1 straight up and 5-0 against the spread.
- Through their last five matchups as the betting favorite, the Predators have a good straight up record, but their puck line mark is just 2-3.
When making a moneyline pick, my choice is the Flyers to come out with a win against the Predators while playing at home. Considering the moneyline odds at -123, I’m placing my bet on the Flyers to win outright.
For a puck line prediction, our preference is the Flyers to secure a win and cover. Anticipate the Flyers to win this one by multiple goals over the Predators.
When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 6 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.
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