Boston Bruins vs. Philadelphia Flyers

Hot Bruins Large NHL Betting Odds Chalks over Crashing Flyers

January 15th, 2019 NHL Hockey, Sportsbook

At the beginning of a dreadful season the Philadelphia Flyers had a couple of convenient scapegoats.  General manager Ron Hextall and head coach Dave Hakstol took the heat for a terrible start to the season.  As a result, they were both fired a couple of months into the season.  But the NHL betting online results have not changed.  As a matter of fact, the Flyers have the worst record in the Eastern Conference.  Balanced against that are the red-hot Boston Bruins.  More emphatically the Bruins are making gamblers fat and happy with increased profits.

Boston Bruins vs. Philadelphia Flyers

Date and Time:  Wednesday, January 19, 2019, 7:30 p.m. ET

Location:  Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Boston Bruins

Late on Boston has strong momentum and profitability.  To show the Bruins have won six of their last seven with just one of those seven clearing the total.    Boston is now 26-15-4 with 15-26-3 under the total.  Correspondingly they are in third place in the Atlantic Division.  Defense is the reason for the Bruins success.  As an example, the B’s have NHL rankings of second for goals against and 11th for penalty killing.  Boston ranks a less impressive 17th in the NHL for goal scoring.  But their power play does rank third. David Pastrnak leads Boston with 26 goals.

Philadelphia Flyers

In brief Philadelphia has been an unmitigated disaster with nine losses in their last 10 games.  Seven of their last nine have gone under the total.  The Flyers now stand at 16-23-6 with 23-22 over the total.  Extending their misery are some of the worst metrics in the NHL.  Philly ranks 25th for goal scoring, 30th for the power play, 29th for goals against and 26th for penalty killing. Interim coach Scott Gordon doesn’t stand a chance.

Stats to Consider

Boston has been in good NHL betting online form in recent road games.  As an example, the Bruins have won four of their last six games away from home.  And just two of their last eight road tilts went over the total.  By contrast Philadelphia has gushed red ink at home.  The Flyers have gotten the cash in just one of their last five home matchups.  Five of their last seven home games went under the total.

Team vs. Team

Boston has owned their sportsbook series with Philadelphia.   To illuminate the Bruins have paid in 12 of their last 16 games against the Flyers.  Just two of the last nine games between these teams went over the total.  Additionally, the Bruins have made money at the Wells Fargo Center.  Boston has cashed in five out of their last eight games at Philadelphia.  Only one of the last six games at Wells Fargo Center in this series cleared the number.

Matchup to Watch

On the whole Boston has all of the NHL Betting online matchup advantages.  In the same way the Flyers are completely outclassed.  Beyond that Philadelphia has no real incentive.  Indeed, the know they are just playing out the string.  Finally, Boston’s Jaroslav Halak and Tuukka Rask are a major goaltending advantage.

Bruins vs. Flyers NHL Betting Online Picks

In sum everything points to Boston and against Philadelphia in this matchup!

Bruins vs. Flyers NHL Betting Online Pick:  Boston Bruins

Bruins vs. Flyers NHL Betting Online Series Prediction: Bruins 4, Flyers 1

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