The Philadelphia Flyers (19-11-5) travel to face off against the Calgary Flames (14-16-5) on Sunday, December 31st. This game will be played at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary. Both the Flyers and Flames will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 8:00 ET.
Philadelphia Flyers vs Calgary Flames
The Philadelphia Flyers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
This season, the Flyers have an overall record of 19-11-5. On the road, Philadelphia holds a 11-5-4 mark, and they are 8-7-1 when playing at home. They are currently positioned 3rd in the Eastern Metropolitan division and 5th in the Eastern conference. This season, Philadelphia’s average scoring margin is +.3, which has their puck line record at 25-10. Their average home scoring margin is -0.2, and in road games, it stands at +.8.
Coming off a 2-1 loss on the road to the Kraken, the Flyers are hoping to bounce back today. Offensively, the Flyers got off to a good start by scoring one time in the first period, but that was the extent of their scoring for the game. Philadelphia’s offense concluded the game with 28 shots on goal and scored their one goal while dealing with a shorthanded situation.
Philadelphia went into the game as the underdogs, but they still managed to cover the puck line despite the loss. The game ended below the over/under line of 6, with a combined total of 3 goals.
The Calgary Flames Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In today’s game, the Flames will be looking to break out of a two game losing streak. Currently, their record is 14-16-5 which comprises of going 8-7-1 at home and 6-9-4 on the road. Their current record places them 6th in the Western Pacific division and 13th in the Western conference. Calgary’s average scoring difference this season sits at -0.4, which has contributed to their overall puck line record of 17-18. When playing at home, they have a scoring margin of .0, and on the road, it is -0.7.
Following a 2-1 loss at home to the Kraken, the Flames are eager to bounce back. Offensively, the Flames got off to a good start by scoring one time in the first period, but that was the extent of their scoring for the game. The team’s one goal occurred during a power play, and they managed to take 38 shots on goal while also having 18 giveaways.
Calgary took a loss against the puck line, going into the game as the favorites with a -1.5-point advantage. With a combined total of 3 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.
Philadelphia Offense Breakdown
For their offensive performance, the Flyers come in averaging 2.9 goals per game this season, which is 25th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 5th in the league. So far this year, the Flyers are 11-6 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 6-6 in games with fewer shots on goal.
This season, the Flyers’ have an over/under record of 13-21-1. Throughout the season, they have played 18 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 5.7 goals per game.
Calgary Offense Breakdown
On the offensive side, the Flames are scoring an 2.9 goals per game this season, ranking 24th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 14th in the league. So far this year, the Flames are 7-9 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 6-7 in games with fewer shots on goal.
This season, the over/under record for the Flames’ is 19-15-1. Over the course of the season, they have had 18 games that exceeded the over/under line of 6. On average, their games are averaging 6.3 goals per game.
Philadelphia Team Defense
Defensively, the Flyers come into the season ranked 25th in goals allowed. Opponents are averging 28.5 shots per game against Philadelphia. For the season, they are ranked 7th in shutouts, coming in with 3 shutouts.
Calgary Team Defense
The Flames defense is currently 24th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.4 shots per game against Calgary. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 25th with 1 shutouts.
Flyers vs Flames Trends
- Through their last ten road games, Philadelphia has an puck line record of just 10-0. However, their overall record was 6-4 while averaging 3 goals per game.
- Calgary has a 1-2 record in their last three home games. In this stretch, they averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 2. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.
- Going back to their previous five games as the underdog, Calgary has an puck line mark of 4-1 while going 2-3 straight up.
- Across their last three matchups as the betting favorite, the Flyers have an overall record of 2-1 while going 0-3 against the spread.
For a moneyline pick, I’m taking the Flames to pick up on a win over the Flyers at home. With the moneyline sitting at -139, I’ll be locking in a bet on the Flames straight-up.
When it comes to my suggested pick for the puck line, I’d advise taking the Flyers to cover. Even in the event of a Flames victory, this matchup is likely to remain closely contested, and the Flyers 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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