The Detroit Red Wings (15-10-4) travel to face off against the Philadelphia Flyers (16-10-3) on Saturday, December 16th. This game will be played at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The Flyers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Red Wings are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Hurricanes. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.
Detroit Red Wings vs Philadelphia Flyers
The Detroit Red Wings Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
This season, the Red Wings have put together an overall record of 15-10-4. When playing on the road, Detroit has gone 7-5-1, while their home record stands at 8-5-3. Their current record places them 4th in the Eastern Atlantic division and 7th in the Eastern conference. Detroit 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 18-11.
Following a 2-1 loss at home to the Hurricanes, the Red Wings are eager to bounce back. Offensively, the Red Wings did not score in the first or third periods vs. the Hurricanes but found the net one time in the second period. For the game, Detroit’s only goal came at even strength. Overall, they had 26 shots on goal vs. Carolina.
Despite the loss, Detroit did cover the puck line, as they went into the game as the underdog. The game finished below the over/under line of 6.5 with a combined total of 3 goals.
The Philadelphia Flyers Are Coming Off A Win
Through 29 games, the Flyers have achieved an overall record of 16-10-3. When on the road, Philadelphia holds a 9-4-2 record, while they are 7-6-1 when playing at home. At the moment, they hold the 3rd spot in the Eastern Metropolitan division and are ranked 6th in the Eastern conference. Philadelphia’s average scoring difference this season sits at +.3, which has contributed to their overall puck line record of 21-8. When playing at home, they have a scoring margin of -0.2, and on the road, it is +.9.
The Flyers recently hosted the Capitals and emerged victorious with a 4-3 win. Offensively, the Flyers couldn’t break through in the first period, but they scored one time in the second period and two goals in the third. In the game, Philadelphia managed to score all four goals at even strength. They concluded with 32 shots on goal and committed 5 turnovers.
Philadelphia’s straight-up victory didn’t translate to covering the puck line in the game, despite being favored by -1.5. With a combined total of 7 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6 goals set for the game.
Detroit Offense Breakdown
On the offensive side, the Red Wings are scoring an 3.7 goals per game this season, ranking 2nd in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 18th in the league. This season, the Red Wings have a 7-2 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 8-7 record.
For the season, the over/under record of the Red Wings’ stands at 17-12-0. They have had 17 games during the season that exceeded the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.9 goals per game.
Philadelphia Offense Breakdown
Offensively, the Flyers come into the game at 3 goals per contest placing 21st in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 4th position in the league. So far this year, the Flyers are 10-5 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 5-5 in games with fewer shots on goal.
The Flyers come in with an over/under record of 12-17-0. Over the course of the season, they have had 14 games failing to surpass the 6 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 5.8 per game.
Detroit Team Defense
Defensively, the Red Wings come into the season ranked 13th in goals allowed. Opponents are averging 31.4 shots per game against Detroit. For the season, they are ranked 10th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.
Philadelphia Team Defense
In terms of defense, the Flyers head into the game ranked 23rd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 28.1 shots per game against Philadelphia. So far, they are 13th in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.
Red Wings vs Flyers Trends
- Detroit has played well in their previous 5 road games, going 3-2 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 4. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 3-2.
- Philadelphia has played well in their previous three home games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 2. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 3-0.
- Philadelphia 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.
- As the betting favorite, the Red Wings have an puck line mark of just 4-6 in their last ten games. Detroit posted a straight up mark of 6-4 in these matchups.
When it comes to a moneyline wager, I’m going with the Flyers to defeat the Red Wings while playing at home. Given the current moneyline odds at -126, I’m placing a wager on the Flyers to win outright.
My recommended pick for the puck line is to take the Red Wings to cover. Even if the Flyers win straight-up, this one should be close throughout and the Red Wings should cover the puck line.
When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 6 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.
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