Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Philadelphia Flyers Matchup

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The Columbus Blue Jackets, fueled by Cam Atkinson and Artemi Panarin, are set to take the ice against Claude Giroux, Jakub Voracek, and the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center in a divisional showdown. The puck will drop at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, December 6, and it can be watched live on NBC Sports Philadelphia.

Columbus Blue Jackets at Philadelphia Flyers Odds

Each side currently has an identical -110 money line in this one, and the Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 6 goals. The line for betting that total stands at -125 money on the over and +105 on the under.

Though the team is 15-12 straight up (SU) this season, Columbus has actually lost 1.5 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 27 regular season outings, 13 of its games have gone under the total, while 11 have gone over and just three have pushed. As the road team in 2018-19, the Jackets are 8-6 SU.

Columbus has converted on 17.2 percent of its power play chances this year, a figure that’s right around league average. Additionally, its penalty kill is ranked 25th in the league, and it has successfully killed off only 76.8 percent of its penalties..

With a .901 save percentage and 26.9 saves per game, Sergei Bobrovsky (10-9) has been the top option in goal for Columbus this season. If it decides to rest him, however, Columbus may go with Joonas Korpisalo (5-5-2 record, .883 save percentage, 3.75 goals against average).

On the other side of the ice, Philadelphia is 11-14 straight up (SU) and has lost 5.5 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 25 regular season matches, 15 of its games have gone over the total, while 10 have gone under and none have pushed. This season, the team is 5-8 SU at home.

The Flyers have converted on just 15.1 percent of their power play chances this season, a mark that places them in the bottom overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 30th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 71.3 percent of all penalties.

Brian Elliott (25.0 saves per game) has been the primary netminder in the crease for the Flyers. Elliott has seven wins and seven losses to his name and has registered a .911 save percentage and 2.59 goals against average this season.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Philadelphia Flyers Betting Predictions

Pick: SU Winner \u2013 Blue Jackets, O/U \u2013 Under

Betting Notes

  • The total has gone under in three of Philadelphia’s last five outings.
  • Columbus has managed 32.8 shot attempts per game over its last five road games while Philadelphia is averaging 37.6 shots per game over its last five at home.
  • Eight of Columbus’ last ten games have been decided by two goals or more. The team is 5-3 in those games.
  • The Flyers this season have tallied the ninth-most hits per game in the NHL (23.8).