Arizona Coyotes vs. Philadelphia Flyers Game Preview

Victor TrejosHockey, NHL

Clayton Keller, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, and the Arizona Coyotes are set to do battle against Claude Giroux, Jakub Voracek, and the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center in an East-West showdown. The match will get going at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, November 8, and you’ll be able to catch it live on NBC Sports Philadelphia.

Arizona Coyotes at Philadelphia Flyers Odds

Philadelphia is 7-8 straight up (SU) and has recorded -1.6 units for moneyline bettors this year. That early-season winning percentage is a slide from what the team recorded during last year’s regular season (42-40). Through 15 regular season matches, 11 of the team’s games have gone over the total, while four have gone under and none have pushed. The team’s 2-4 SU at home thus far.

The Flyers have converted on 15.7 percent of their power play chances this season, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, their penalty kill is rated 30th overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 69.1 percent of all penalties.

Sporting a .893 save percentage and 25.0 saves per game, Brian Elliott (5-5) has been the most dependable goalkeeper for Philadelphia this season. If the Flyers, however, choose to rest him, the team may roll with Calvin Pickard (3-2-2 record, .876 save percentage, 3.94 goals against average).

Arizona has earned moneyline bettors 1.4 units this year and is currently 7-6 straight up (SU). Through 13 regular season outings, seven of its games have gone under the total, while five have gone over and just one has pushed. As the away team, the Coyotes are 3-3 SU so far.

The Coyotes have converted on 15.8 percent of their power play chances this year, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked third overall and it’s successfully killed off 90.2 percent of all penalties.

Antti Raanta (2.10 goals against average and .929 save percentage) has been the primary option in goal for Arizona. Raanta is averaging 27.4 saves per game and has five wins and four losses to his credit.

Arizona Coyotes vs. Philadelphia Flyers Betting Picks

Free NHL Tip: SU Winner – Flyers, O/U – Over

Betting Trends

  • For both of these clubs, the over has hit in four of their past five outings.
  • Eight of Arizona’s last ten games have been decided by two goals or more. The team is 5-3 in those games.
  • Arizona skaters recorded 24.4 hits per game last season, while the Flyers forced 21.6 hits per contest.