It is the second game of a three-game road trip for the Flyers. They have really struggled at Edmonton in hockey betting, going 2-6-2 in the last 10 games there.
Bet on hockey has this as the second game of a three-game road trip for the Flyers. The Flyers and Oilers have not met in over a year. They played at Philadelphia in November of 2008 and the Oilers won 5-4. The last time the teams met in Edmonton was in October of 2007 and the Oilers won 5-3. Both of those games went over the hockey betting total.
The Flyers have been right around the .500 mark on the road this season. That normally wouldn’t be too bad but Philadelphia is not a great home team. The Flyers have been much better since their head coaching change so part of that lack of success was under the previous regime. Philadelphia is 6th in the league on offense so scoring is not normally a problem. They are below average on defense though and that is a concern when you bet on hockey and take the Flyers. Goaltender Ray Emery can be good at times but he is not likely to steal a lot of games. That means the offense has to come through for the Flyers to win in hockey betting.
Edmonton has simply been horrible the last month. They have fallen completely out of the playoff race. They haven’t been able to win at home or on the road. The Oilers are almost last on defense and their offensive numbers are not that great either. It is really a surprise to see how far the Oilers have fallen in hockey betting. They have one of the worst home records in the league so big time caution is advised when you bet on hockey with Edmonton. At home they have been a team that goes over the bet on hockey total while they go under the total on the road. Normally when you bet on hockey you try and see the positives for both teams. There just are not very many when it comes to Edmonton. The only thing they have going for them in this bet on hockey matchup is that they have had a lot of success in the past against the Flyers.