The Philadelphia Flyers (19-12-5) travel to face off against the Edmonton Oilers (18-15-1) on Tuesday, January 2nd. This game will be played at Rogers Place in Edmonton. The Oilers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Flyers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Flames. Puck drop is set for 9:00 ET.
Philadelphia Flyers vs Edmonton Oilers
The Philadelphia Flyers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Facing the Oilers, the Flyers have a record of 19-12-5 so far. At home, their record is 8-7-1 and 11-5-4 on the road. At the moment, they hold the 3rd spot in the Eastern Metropolitan division and are ranked 5th in the Eastern conference. Looking at Philadelphia’s average scoring margin, it is +.3, which has led to a puck line record of 26-10. When playing at home, their scoring margin is -0.2, and on the road, it is +.7.
Following a 4-3 loss on the road to the Flames, the Flyers are eager to bounce back. Against the Flames, the Flyers scored one goal in the first period and two times in the 3rd period. All three goals came at even strength. They finished with 31 shots on goal and had 5 turnovers.
Although they didn’t win, Philadelphia did cover the puck line as the underdogs in the game. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 5.5 goals, with a combined total of 7 goals.
The Edmonton Oilers Are Coming Off A Win
Currently, the Oilers hold an overall record of 18-15-1 for the season. On the road, Edmonton has a 9-9-0 record, while they are 9-6-1 at their home venue. Their current record places them 5th in the Western Pacific division and 10th in the Western conference. Edmonton’s average scoring margin for the season is +.4, resulting in an overall puck line record of 15-19. When playing at home their scoring margin is +.6, whereas in away games, they are at +.2.
The Oilers recently played against the Ducks and secured a win with a score of 7-2. In all three periods, the Oilers’ offense found the net against the Ducks. All seven goals came at even strength. They finished with 39 shots on goal and had 7 turnovers.
Edmonton secured a win against the puck line, entering the game as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage. With a combined total of 9 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6.5 goals set for the game.
Philadelphia Offense Breakdown
For their offensive performance, the Flyers come in averaging 2.9 goals per game this season, which is 24th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 6th in the league. This year, the Flyers have recorded a 11-6 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have 6-6 record.
The Flyers’ over/under record this season is 14-21-1. For the season, they have had 22 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging 5.8 goals per game.
Edmonton Offense Breakdown
On offense, the Oilers are averaging 3.6 goals per game which is 8th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 7th in the league. The Oilers went 12-8 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 6-6.
For the season, the over/under record of the Oilers’ stands at 17-14-3. They have had 20 games during the season that exceeded the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.9 goals per game.
Philadelphia Team Defense
Philadelphia defense takes on the Oilers ranked 25th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 28.6 shots per game against Philadelphia. They alsso are 7th in shutouts, with 3 shutouts.
Edmonton Team Defense
Edmonton defense takes on the Flyers ranked 30th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 28.1 shots per game against Edmonton. They alsso are 13th in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.
Flyers vs Oilers Trends
- When looking at their past three road matchups, Philadelphia has an puck line record of 3-0 while averaging 2 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.
- When looking at their past three matchups at home, Edmonton has an puck line record of 3-0 while averaging 5 per game. The team went 3-0 overall in these games.
- Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the underdog, the Oilers have a straight up record of 4-6. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 4-6.
- As the betting favorite, the Flyers have an puck line mark of just 3-7 in their last ten games. Philadelphia posted a straight up mark of 6-4 in these matchups.
If you’re looking for a moneyline pick, my choice is the Flyers to take down the Oilers on the road. With the moneyline currently at +135, 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.
With an over/under line sitting at 6.5 goals, we like this game to surpass that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the over.
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