The Philadelphia Flyers (15-10-2) travel to face off against the Nashville Predators (15-13-0) on Tuesday, December 12th. This game will be played at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville and televised on NBCS. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 8:00 ET.
Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators
The Philadelphia Flyers Are Coming Off A Win
This season, the Flyers have an overall record of 15-10-2. On the road, Philadelphia holds a 9-4-1 mark, and they are 6-6-1 when playing at home. In the Eastern Metropolitan division, they are currently 3rd, and in the Eastern conference, they come into the game sitting 7th. Philadelphia’s average scoring margin for the season is +.4, resulting in an overall puck line record of 20-7. When playing at home their scoring margin is -0.3, whereas in away games, they are at +1.0.
In their last game, the Flyers went up against the Avalanche and emerged as winners with a score of 5-2. The Flyers’ offense scored in each period against the Avalanche. All five goals came at even strength. They finished with 34 shots on goal and had 10 turnovers.
Going into the game, Philadelphia was the underdog, giving them a win vs. the puck line. With a combined total of 7 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6 goals set for the game.
The Nashville Predators Are Coming Off A Win
As they head into their game vs. the Flyers, the Predators have a 15-13-0 record thus far. While playing at home, their record stands at 9-6-0, and they have 6-7-0 mark on the road. At the moment, they hold the 4th spot in the Western Central division and are ranked 7th in the Western conference. Nashville has eight wins by more than one goals and dropped nine games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record is 14-14 this season.
Facing the Canadiens in their last game, the Predators won by a score of 2-1. Scoring-wise, the Predators put up one goal during the first period and one time in the second period. Out of Nashville’s two goals, one were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 32 shots on goal and had 14 giveaways.
Nashville couldn’t cover the puck line despite the straight-up win, as they entered the game as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage. The over/under line for the game was 6, and it concluded with a combined total of 3 goals.
Philadelphia Offense Breakdown
On offense, the Flyers are averaging 3 goals per game which is 22nd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 6th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Flyers offense is 28th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 1st in the NHL.
The Flyers come in with an over/under record of 11-16-0. 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 5.8 per game.
Nashville Offense Breakdown
On the offensive side, the Predators are scoring an 3.1 goals per game this season, ranking 12th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 11th in the league. The Predators went 7-7 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 8-6.
The Predators’ come into the game with an over/under record of 12-12-4. Over the course of last season, they had 42 games that did not surpass the 6 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games was 5.7 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 28.3 shots per game against Philadelphia. So far, they are 12th in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.
Nashville Team Defense
Defensively, the Predators are currently 10th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.6 shots per game against Nashville. They also are 17th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.
Flyers vs Predators Trends
- Across their last three road contests, Philadelphia has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 3-0. Their overall mark in these games was 3-0, while averaging 4 goals per game.
- Through their last three home games, Nashville has an puck line record of just 0-3. However, their overall record was 2-1 while averaging 2 goals per game.
- The Predators have played well in their last five games as the betting underdog, going 3-2 straight up and 4-1 against the spread.
- The Flyers have played well in their last five games as the betting favorite, going 3-2 straight up and 3-2 against the spread.
When making a moneyline pick, my choice is the Predators to come out with a win against the Flyers while playing at home. Considering the moneyline odds at -138, I’m placing my bet on the Predators to win outright.
If you’re looking for my recommendation on the puck line, I suggest taking the Flyers to cover. Even if the Predators 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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