Chicago Blackhawks vs Philadelphia Flyers Prediction: Look for Some Matinee Fireworks
Chicago Blackhawks vs Philadelphia Flyers Prediction: Look for some Matinee Fireworks
The Chicago Blackhawks visit the Philadelphia Flyers this afternoon in Philadelphia. Chicago is off a very impressive 4-3 overtime home win vs Edmonton on Thursday night. Patrick Kane led the way with a goal and an assist and Alex DeBrincat notched the game winner in overtime.
Chicago Blackhawks at Philadelphia Flyers Prediction
The Philadelphia Flyers are off a spirited 5-4 home loss to the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night. The Flyers held 4 leads in the game, but true to their defensive form, could not hang on for a win as the Wild scored two third period goals within 25 seconds for the win.
Both of these teams had playoff expectations coming in the season but that never really materialized as both went through coaching changes before the turn of the calendar. On the road this season, the Hawks average 2.52 goals per game and 3.30 goals against. Chicago's road power play is actually eighth-best at 23.7%. Their road penalty kill has struggled as it is 3rd worst at 71.8%. In 5 day games this season, the Hawks are only averaging 1.60 goals per game but they are allowing 3.80 goals per game.
At home this season, the Flyers are averaging 2.79 goals per game and allowing 3.45 goals per game. Their home power play has struggled as it is 2nd worst at 13.8%. Philly's home penalty kill is 12th worst at 78.7%. in six day games this season, the Flyers average 2.83 goals per game and allow 4.00 goals per game.
Both backups are confirmed for this tilt. Kevin Lankinen goes for the Hawks, His road number are worst than his home numbers as he has a 4.09 Goals against average and a .874 save percentage in eight road games, seven being starts. Martin Jones goes for Philadelphia. Martin's home numbers are much worse than his road numbers. Jones has a 3.84 goals against average and a .891 save percentage in nine home games, eight being starts.
I typically shy away from overs with both backups going but that applies to teams that can play a sound defensive game, which is the total opposite of what we have today. Both teams have players that can but the biscuit in the basket, I like this over at an achievable number of 5.5.
Chicago Blackhawks vs Philadelphia Flyers Line Movement
Chicago Blackhawks vs Philadelphia Flyers Pick
- Over 5.5 -135 (Bet $135 to win $100)
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