The Philadelphia Flyers, fueled by Sean Couturier and Travis Konecny, are ready to take the ice against David Perron, Brayden Schenn, and the St. Louis Blues at the Enterprise Center in an East-West showdown. NBC Sports Network will broadcast the matchup, and the opening face-off takes place at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 15.
Philadelphia Flyers vs. St. Louis Blues Odds
Philadelphia (+155) is entering this one as the underdog to St. Louis (-175). The Over/Under (O/U) is set at 6 goals and originally opened at -110 for the over and -110 for the under. That line has shifted, however, and it now sits at -115 for the over, -105 for the under.
St. Louis is 30-17 straight-up (SU) and has earned moneyline bettors 9.4 units this season. That winning percentage, ranked second in the NHL in this young season, is an improvement over the 45-37 record from last year’s regular season campaign. Out of its 47 regular season outings, 24 of them have gone under the total, while 23 have gone over and none have pushed. The team’s 17-7 SU at home this season.
The Blues have been able to convert on 25.7 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a figure that places them in the top-5 among NHL teams. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked 11th overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 82.4 percent of all penalties.
Averaging 26.9 saves per game with a .917 save percentage, Jordan Binnington (22 wins, 11 losses, and four OT losses) has been the top option in goal for St. Louis this year. If St. Louis chooses to give him a rest, however, it might turn to Jake Allen (8-8-8 record, .926 save percentage, 2.27 goals against average).
Over on the visiting bench, Philadelphia is 24-22 straight up (SU) and has netted moneyline bettors 1.3 units this season. Through 46 regular season contests, 24 of its games have gone over the total, while 21 have gone under the total and just one has pushed. The Flyers are 9-15 SU as a road team this season.
The Flyers have converted on 18.8 percent of their power play chances this year, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 13th overall and it’s successfully killed off 82.0 percent of all opponent power plays.
Carter Hart (2.61 goals against average and .905 save percentage) has been the primary option in goal for Philadelphia. Hart is averaging 22.1 saves per game and owns a 15-17-3 record.
Philadelphia Flyers at St. Louis Blues Betting Picks
Free NHL Tip: SU Winner – Blues, O/U – Over
- The Blues are 0-3 in games decided by a shootout this season while the Flyers are 5-5 in shootouts.
- For both of these clubs, the total has gone over in three of their past five games.
- Over Philadelphia’s last ten games, four of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 1-3 in those games).
- Philadelphia skaters recorded 21.4 hits per game last season, while the Blues logged 22.5 hits per contest.