The Philadelphia Flyers (17-10-3) travel to face off against the New Jersey Devils (16-12-1) on Tuesday, December 19th. This game will be played at Prudential Center in Newark. The Flyers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Devils are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Ducks. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.
Philadelphia Flyers vs New Jersey Devils
The Philadelphia Flyers Are Coming Off A Win
As they head into their game vs. the Devils, the Flyers have a 17-10-3 record thus far. While playing at home, their record stands at 8-6-1, and they have 9-4-2 mark on the road. Their current record places them 2nd in the Eastern Metropolitan division and 5th in the Eastern conference. Philadelphia heads into the game with 11 wins by more than one goal, and lost six games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record this season is 21-9.
The Flyers most recently faced the Red Wings at home and achieved a 1-0 win. On offense, the Flyers scored one time in the first period, but that was all the scoring they could come up with for the game. For the game, Philadelphia’s only goal came at even strength. Overall, they had 33 shots on goal vs. Detroit.
Philadelphia’s straight-up victory didn’t translate to covering the puck line in the game, despite being favored by -1.5. The game ended below the over/under line of 6, with a combined total of 1 goal.
The New Jersey Devils Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Coming into their game vs. Flyers, the Devils have a 16-12-1 record. They hold a 6-7-1 record when playing at home, and they have gone 10-5-0 on the road. Their current record places them 6th in the Eastern Metropolitan division and 10th 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 8-21. When playing at home, they have a scoring margin of -0.4, and on the road, it is +.2.
The Devils are looking to bounce back from a 5-1 loss at home to the Ducks. Offensively, the Devils did not score in the first or third periods vs. the Ducks but found the net one time in the second period. New Jersey’s’s lone goal during the game occurred at even strength. They ended with 29 shots on goal in total.
In this game, New Jersey was favored by -1.5, but they suffered a loss against the puck line. With a combined total of 6 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.5.
Philadelphia Offense Breakdown
When looking at their offense, the Flyers have an average of 2.9 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 24th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 8th in the league. This season, the Flyers have a 10-5 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 5-5 record.
The Flyers come in with an over/under record of 12-18-0. Over the course of the season, they have had 15 games failing to surpass the 6 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 5.6 per game.
New Jersey Offense Breakdown
In terms of their offensive performance, the Devils are averaging 3.5 goals per game this season, putting them in the 8th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 15th in the league. Coming into the game, the Devils have 11-6 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 5-5.
This season, the Devils have an over/under record of 19-10-0. Throughout the season, they have played 19 games that went over the 6 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 7.1 per game.
Philadelphia Team Defense
Defensively, the Flyers are currently 26th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 28.3 shots per game against Philadelphia. They also are 7th in shutouts, coming in with 3 shutouts.
New Jersey Team Defense
The Devils’ defense comes into the game with a ranking of 15th in takeaways and an average of 6.9 takeaways per contest. They hold 28th place in the NHL for goals allowed, with an average of 3.2 goals given up per game.
Flyers vs Devils Trends
- Philadelphia has played well in their previous 5 road games, going 4-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 1. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 5-0.
- When looking at their past three matchups at home, New Jersey has an puck line record of 2-1 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.
- New Jersey has done well both straight up and vs the puck line when favored to win the game, going 2-1 SU and 2-1 puck line in their last three games.
- Through their previous three contests as the betting favorite, the Flyers have a strong record of 3-0. Their record vs the puck line in these matchups is 1-2.
If you’re looking for a straight moneyline bet, then the Devils are the way to go. However, with a payout of -172, you might consider using this bet as a leg of a parlay.
If you’re looking for my recommendation on the puck line, I suggest taking the Flyers to cover. Even if the Devils manage to win outright, this game is expected to remain competitive, and the Flyers should cover the puck line.
If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 6 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.
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