The Philadelphia Flyers (18-11-3) travel to face off against the Detroit Red Wings (15-13-4) on Friday, December 22nd. This game will be played at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. Both the Flyers and Red Wings will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 ET.
Philadelphia Flyers vs Detroit Red Wings
The Philadelphia Flyers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Flyers come in with an overall record of 18-11-3. On the road, Philadelphia has a 10-4-2 record, whereas they are 8-7-1 at home. At the moment, they hold the 2nd spot in the Eastern Metropolitan division and are ranked 3rd in the Eastern conference. This season, Philadelphia’s average scoring margin is +.3, which has their puck line record at 22-10. Their average home scoring margin is -0.2, and in road games, it stands at +.9.
The Flyers are looking to bounce back from a 4-2 loss at home to the Predators. Looking at the Flyers offense vs. the Predators, they managed to score one goal in the opening period and one time in the second period. Of Philadelphia’s two goals, one were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 31 shots on goal and five giveaways.
Philadelphia took a loss against the puck line, going into the game as the favorites with a -1.5-point advantage. The game ended with a total of 6 goals, resulting in a push on the over/under.
The Detroit Red Wings Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
This season, the Red Wings have put together an overall record of 15-13-4. When playing on the road, Detroit has gone 7-7-1, while their home record stands at 8-6-3. This record has them sitting 5th in the Eastern Atlantic division and 11th in the Eastern conference. Looking at Detroit’s average scoring margin, it is +.2, which has led to a puck line record of 19-13. When playing at home, their scoring margin is +.4, and on the road, it is +.1.
After suffering a 5-2 loss on the road to the Jets, the Red Wings are looking to bounce back today. On offense, the Red Wings were held scoreless in the first period, but found the net one time in the second period and ended with one goal in the third. All two goals came at even strength. They finished with 28 shots on goal and had 8 turnovers.
Entering the game as the underdog, Detroit not only suffered a straight-up loss but also failed to cover the puck line. With a combined total of 7 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6.5 goals set for the game.
Philadelphia Offense Breakdown
The Flyers come into the game scoring an average of 2.9 goals per game, putting them 24th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 5th 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.
This season, the Flyers’ have an over/under record of 12-19-1. Throughout the season, they have played 16 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 5.6 goals per game.
Detroit Offense Breakdown
On offense, the Red Wings are averaging 3.5 goals per game which is 5th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 18th in the league. The Red Wings went 7-3 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 8-8.
This season, the over/under record for the Red Wings’ is 19-13-0. Over the course of the season, they have had 19 games that exceeded the over/under line of 6. On average, their games are averaging 6.8 goals per game.
Philadelphia Team Defense
Philadelphia defense takes on the Red Wings ranked 24th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 28.3 shots per game against Philadelphia. They alsso are 7th in shutouts, with 3 shutouts.
Detroit Team Defense
The Red Wings defense is currently 12th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 31.5 shots per game against Detroit. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 12th with 2 shutouts.
Flyers vs Red Wings Trends
- When looking at their past five road matchups, Philadelphia has an puck line record of 5-0 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 4-1 overall in these games.
- Across their last three home contests, Detroit has a 2-1 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 1-2, while averaging 2 goals per game.
- In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Red Wings have a straight up record of 0-3 and an puck line mark of 2-1.
- The last ten games that Philadelphia was favored, they have an puck line mark of 3-7 while going 6-4 straight up.
If you’re looking for a moneyline pick, my choice is the Flyers to take down the Red Wings on the road. With the moneyline currently at +114, I’m placing my 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.
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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