The Winnipeg Jets (30-13-5) travel to face off against the Philadelphia Flyers (26-19-6) on Thursday, February 8th. This game will be played at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia and televised on NBCS. The Flyers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Jets are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Penguins. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.
Jets vs Flyers
The Winnipeg Jets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Heading into this game, the Jets are favored in the Central Division and have a record of 30-13-5, good for 65 points. In the Western Conference, they are in 5th place and have gone 17-10 against other teams in the conference. On the road, Winnipeg has gone 14-6-3 this season.
Over their last ten games, the Jets have gone 5-5 and have dropped their last two games. On the year, they have been favored in 32 of their 48 games and have gone 24-5-3 in those games. Against teams in the Central Division, Winnipeg has gone 12-4 this season.
Winnipeg enters the game with a puck line record of 27-21 and an average scoring differential of +.8 goals per game. So far this season, the Jets have 22 wins by multiple goals and 10 losses by multiple goals.
As the favorite, Winnipeg has a puck line record of 18-14 and an average scoring margin of +1.3 goals per game. Over their last 10 games, the Jets have gone just 4-6 against the puck line.
Coming off a 3-0 loss on the road to the Penguins, the Jets are hoping to bounce back today. Winnipeg couldn’t crack the Penguins defense, and didn’t score a single goal. The Jets’ offense finished with 7 giveaways and attempted 23 shots on goal during the game.
Winnipeg entered as the underdog and suffered both a straight-up loss and did not cover the puck line. With a combined total of 3 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 5.5.
The Philadelphia Flyers Are Coming Off A Win
At home this year, the Flyers have gone just 11-12-2, and they have lost their last four games at home. In the Eastern Conference, Philadelphia is in 8th place, and in the Metropolitan Division, they are in 3rd place. Overall, the Flyers have gone 26-19-6 this season, and in their last ten games, they have gone 5-5.
As the underdog, Philadelphia has gone 18-14-5 this year, and they have been the underdog in 37 of their 51 games. Against the Eastern Conference, the Flyers have gone 12-14, and they have gone 1-4 in their last five games. In their last three games, Philadelphia has gone 1-2.
Philadelphia comes into the game with a puck line record of 30-21 and has gone just 9-16 against the puck line at home this year. When looking at just their home games, the Flyers have gone just 1-9 against the puck line in their last ten and have gone just 4-6 against the puck line in their last ten games overall.
So far this year, the Flyers have gone just 3-11 against the puck line as the favorite and have gone 27-10 against the puck line as the underdog. In their last five games, the team has gone just 1-4 against the puck line and just 1-4 against the puck line in their last five home games.
In their most recent matchup, the Flyers played against the Panthers and won with a score of 2-1. The first period saw the Flyers being held without a goal, but they turned things around offensively by scoring one time in the second period and one goal in the third. All two goals came at even strength. They finished with 25 shots on goal and had 8 turnovers.
Going into the game, Philadelphia was the underdog, giving them a win vs. the puck line. The game ended below the over/under line of 6, with a combined total of 3 goals.
Winnipeg Offense Breakdown
On the offensive side, the Jets are scoring an 3.1 goals per game this season, ranking 18th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 21st in the league. Winnipeg’s offense is currently ranked 23rd in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 21st in the league.
The Jets come in with an over/under record of 15-26-7. Over the course of the season, they have had 25 games failing to surpass the 5.5 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 5.4 per game.
Flyers Offense Breakdown
For their offensive performance, the Flyers come in averaging 2.8 goals per game this season, which is 22nd in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 1st in the league. Coming into the game, the Flyers have a 18-11 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 6-8.
So far, the Flyers have an over/under record of 20-28-3. Coming into the game, they have played 26 games that went beyond the 5.5 over/under line. Their games, on average, had 5.8 goals per game.
Winnipeg Team Defense
Winnipeg defense takes on the Flyers ranked 26th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 28.8 shots per game against Winnipeg. They also are 21st in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.
Philadelphia Team Defense
Defensively, the Flyers come into the season ranked 25th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 28 shots per game against Philadelphia. For the season, they are ranked 5th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.
Jets vs Flyers Trends
- Across their five previous road games, Winnipeg has an puck line mark of 2-3. Their straight up record in these matchups was 2-3 while averaging 1 goals per game.
- Across the Flyers last five home games, the team averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 5. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 1-4, while going 1-4 straight-up.
- The last ten games that Philadelphia was the underdog, they have an puck line mark of 4-6 while going 4-6 straight up.
- Through their last five matchups as the betting favorite, the Jets have a good straight up record, but their puck line mark is just 1-4.
When making a moneyline pick, my choice is the Flyers to come out with a win against the Jets while playing at home. Considering the moneyline odds at +126, I’m placing my bet on the Flyers to win outright.
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 5.5 goals, we like this game to surpass that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the over.
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