Philadelphia proved to be the most impressive surprise of the NHL season. First-year coach Alain Vigneault brought a proven NHL resume to the Flyers. Vigneault was instrumental in getting Philly to buy into a full 200-foot game. Defensively is where the Flyers have made the most improvement.
As a result, they were one of the most profitable teams with the NHL betting odds. Defending Eastern Conference champion Boston owns the NHL’s best record. Bruins backers believe this is the team to beat for the Stanley Cup. Following their 2019 Cup Final loss to St. Louis is a redemption quest.
Philadelphia Flyers vs. Boston Bruins
|Date and Time:||Sunday, August 2, 2020, 3 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario|
|Flyers vs. Bruins TV Coverage:||NBC|
|Flyers vs. Bruins SBG Odds:||Click Here|
Philadelphia Flyers vs. Boston Bruins SBG Odds Overview
On this occasion, we get two of the best and most popular teams. However, the Bruins take that to a higher level than the Flyers. Sharps may consider the Flyers based on potential offshore bookmaker value.
Philadelphia Flyers Team Overview
Philadelphia is fourth in the Eastern Conference at 41-21-7. Only 30 of their games stayed under the total. Overall NHL metrics have the Flyers seventh for goals and 14th for the power play. Philly ranks seventh for goals against and 11th for the penalty kill. Nine wins in ten games made the Flyers hot stuff before the shutdown.
Key Flyers: C Travis Konecny 24 G, 37 A, 61 PTS, -1 +/-, 5 PPG, 18 PPA, 0 SHG, 17.0 PCT, D Ivan Provorov 13 G, 23 A, 36 PTS, 11 +/-, 7 PPG, 9 PPA, 0 SHG, 8.7 SPCT, G Carter Hart 24 W, 13 L, 2.42 GAA, .914 SVPCT, 1 SO
Boston Bruins Team Overview
First in the East are the Bruins at 44-14-12. Boston went over the total just 28 times. NHL metrics have the Bruins ninth for goals and second for a power play. In like manner did Boston rank first for goals against and third for penalty killing.
Key Bruins: RW David Pastrnak 48 G, 47 A, 95 PTS, 21 +/-, 20 PPG, 18 PPA, 0 SHG, 17.2 SPCT, D Torey Krug 9 G, 40 A, 49 PTS, -4 +/-, 2 PPG, 25 PPA, 0 SHG, 6.3 SPCT, G Tuukka Rask 26 W, 8 L, 2.12 GAA, .929 SVPCT, 5 SO
Philadelphia Flyers and Boston Bruins Against the Spread
The Flyers are:
- 8-4 in their last 12 games as a dog
- 9-1 over the total in the role of underdog
- 6-5 as a dog to the Bruins
- 4-8-2 under the total when an underdog vs. Boston
- 12-4 in their last 16 games vs. Atlantic Division teams
- 8-4 over the total against the Atlantic Division
The Bruins are:
- 3-7 in their last 10 games vs. the Metropolitan Division
- 3-9 under the total against Metropolitan Division teams
- 15-4 in their last 19 games as a favorite
- 6-9 under the total as the chalk
- 2-5 in their last seven games with the Flyers
- 3-7 under the total vs. Philadelphia
Philadelphia Flyers vs. Boston Bruins SBG Free Pick
As has been noted the Flyers have shown good NHL lines value vs. Philadelphia. In the same way, the Flyers will be a quality dog with a bite here.
Flyers vs. Bruins SBG Best Pick: Philadelphia Flyers