The New Jersey Devils (10-9-1) travel to face off against the Philadelphia Flyers (11-10-1) on Thursday, November 30th. This game will be played at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia and televised on NBCS. The Devils are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Flyers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Hurricanes. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.
New Jersey Devils vs Philadelphia Flyers
The New Jersey Devils Are Coming Off A Win
Facing the Flyers, the Devils have a record of 10-9-1 so far. At home, their record is 5-5-1 and 5-4-0 on the road. They are currently positioned 6th in the Eastern Metropolitan division and 13th in the Eastern conference. New Jersey’s average scoring difference this season sits at -0.1, which has contributed to their overall puck line record of 5-15. When playing at home, they have a scoring margin of .0, and on the road, it is -0.2.
In their recent matchup, the Devils hosted the Islanders and came away with a 5-4 victory. Throughout the game against the Islanders, Devils’ offense managed to score in every single period. Of New Jersey’s five goals, one came while in power play. They ended the game with 33 shots on goal and had seven giveaways.
New Jersey’s straight-up victory didn’t translate to covering the puck line in the game, despite being favored by -1.5. The combined total of 9 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals for the game.
The Philadelphia Flyers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
As they head into their game vs. the Devils, the Flyers have a 11-10-1 record thus far. While playing at home, their record stands at 5-6-0, and they have 6-4-1 mark on the road. In the Eastern Metropolitan division, they are currently 4th, and in the Eastern conference, they come into the game sitting 9th. Philadelphia heads into the game with nine wins by more than one goal, and lost six games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record this season is 15-7.
After suffering a 4-1 loss at home to the Hurricanes, the Flyers are looking to bounce back today. In terms of offense, the Flyers faced a dry spell in the first and third periods against the Hurricanes, but they managed to score one time in the second period. Against Carolina, Philadelphia’s offense scored their only goal at even strength. They recorded 29 shots on goal overall.
Entering the game as the underdog, Philadelphia not only suffered a straight-up loss but also failed to cover the puck line. Combining for 5 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 6.
New Jersey Offense Breakdown
For their offensive performance, the Devils come in averaging 3.6 goals per game this season, which is 6th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 17th in the league. This season, the Devils have a 8-4 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 2-4 record.
This season, the Devils have an over/under record of 15-5-0. Throughout the season, they have played 15 games that went over the 6.5 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 7.3 per game.
Philadelphia Offense Breakdown
When looking at their offense, the Flyers have an average of 2.9 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 23rd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 6th in the league. Philadelphia’s offense is currently ranked 29th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 5th in the league.
This season, the Flyers’ have an over/under record of 8-14-0. Throughout the season, they have played 14 games that did not exceed the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 5.8 goals per game.
New Jersey Team Defense
Entering the game, the Devils’ defense ranks 11th in takeaways, averaging 7.3 takeaways per contest. In the NHL, they currently stand at 29th in terms of goals allowed, giving up an average of 3.3 goals per game.
Philadelphia Team Defense
In terms of defense, the Flyers head into the game ranked 23rd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 27.3 shots per game against Philadelphia. So far, they are 11th in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.
Devils vs Flyers Trends
- Through their last ten road contests, the Devils offense has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing an average of 3. New Jersey posted an overall record of 5-5 while going 5-5 ATS.
- In their last five home games, Philadelphia has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 1. The team’s record in this stretch was 4-1 while going 5-0 vs. the spread.
- Spanning across their last three games as the betting underdog, the Flyers have gone 1-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-2.
- Through their previous three contests as the betting favorite, the Devils have a strong record of 2-1. Their record vs the puck line in these matchups is 1-2.
If you’re looking for a moneyline pick, my choice is the Devils to take down the Flyers on the road. With the moneyline currently at -151, I’m placing my bet on the Devils straight-up.
If you’re looking for a puck line bet, I’d suggest going with the Flyers to cover. Even in the event of a Devils victory, this game is expected to be closely fought, and the Flyers should cover the puck line.
When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 6.5 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.
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