The Philadelphia Flyers (14-10-2) travel to face off against the Colorado Avalanche (16-8-2) on Saturday, December 9th. This game will be played at Ball Arena in Denver and televised on NBCS. The Flyers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Avalanche are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Jets. Puck drop is set for 9:00 ET.
Philadelphia Flyers vs Colorado Avalanche
The Philadelphia Flyers Are Coming Off A Win
Coming into their game vs. Avalanche, the Flyers have a 14-10-2 record. They hold a 6-6-1 record when playing at home, and they have gone 8-4-1 on the road. At the moment, they hold the 2nd spot in the Eastern Metropolitan division and are ranked 6th in the Eastern conference. Philadelphia comes in with 10 wins with a margin of more than one goal this season and lost six games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line performance is 19-7.
The Flyers recently played against the Coyotes and secured a win with a score of 4-1. In all three periods, the Flyers’ offense found the net against the Coyotes. In the game, the Philadelphia offense scored one time while short-handed and taking a total of 26 shots on goal.
Philadelphia secured a win against the puck line, entering the game as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage. Combining for 5 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 6.
The Colorado Avalanche Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
For the season, the Avalanche currently hold an overall record of 16-8-2. On the road, Colorado has gone 7-5-2 and they are 9-3-0 at home. Their current record places them 1st in the Western Central division and 4th in the Western conference. Colorado’s average scoring margin this season is +.6, leading to an overall puck line record of 13-13. At their home arena, they have a scoring margin of +1.5, while on the road, it is -0.2.
The Avalanche are looking to bounce back from a 4-2 loss at home to the Jets. The Avalanche offense struggled in the first and third periods versus the Jets, but they did score two times in the second period. In the game, Colorado managed to score all two goals at even strength. They concluded with 34 shots on goal and committed 8 turnovers.
In this game, Colorado was favored by -1.5, but they suffered a loss against the puck line. The game ended with 6 goals, resulting in a push on the over/under line.
Philadelphia Offense Breakdown
On the offensive side, the Flyers are scoring an 2.9 goals per game this season, ranking 22nd in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 7th in the league. Philadelphia’s offense is currently ranked 28th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 1st in the league.
The Flyers come in with an over/under record of 10-16-0. Over the course of the season, they have had 13 games failing to surpass the 6 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 5.7 per game.
Colorado Offense Breakdown
The Avalanche come into the game scoring an average of 3.5 goals per game, putting them 4th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 9th in the league. In terms of the Avalanche’s offense during power plays, they are 10th in power play goals and 5th in shorthanded goals.
The Avalanche’s over/under record this season is 13-11-2. For the season, they have had 13 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging6.5 goals per game.
Philadelphia Team Defense
In terms of defense, the Flyers head into the game ranked 24th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 27.9 shots per game against Philadelphia. So far, they are 12th in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.
Colorado Team Defense
The Avalanche defense is currently 19th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.1 shots per game against Colorado. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 18th with 1 shutouts.
Flyers vs Avalanche Trends
- The Flyers are 3-0 puck line in their three last road games and 3-0 straight-up.
- Through their last five home games, Colorado has an puck line record of just 0-5. However, their overall record was 1-4 while averaging 2 goals per game.
- Going back to their previous three games as the underdog, Colorado has an puck line mark of 2-1 while going 1-2 straight up.
- Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the favorite, the Flyers have a straight up record of 6-4. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 3-7.
For a moneyline pick, I’m taking the Flyers to pick up on a win over the Avalanche and the road. With the moneyline sitting at +172, I’ll be locking in a bet on the Flyers straight-up.
Our projections have the Flyers pulling out a win as the underdog. But if you’re not as bullish as we are on the Flyers, we’d recommend at least getting a bet down on them to 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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