Boston Bruins vs. Philadelphia Flyers Free Pick

The Wells Fargo Center will be the site for an Eastern Conference showdown as the Philadelphia Flyers welcome the visiting Boston Bruins. It’s the third and final time that these two clubs will meet in the regular season. The match gets underway at 0:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, April 1, and it will be broadcasted live on NBC

Boston Bruins at Philadelphia Flyers Odds

Boston is 49-28 straight up (SU) and has earned 8.8 units for moneyline bettors this season. Through 77 regular season contests, 40 of its games have gone under the total, while 34 have gone over and just two have pushed. The Bruins are 22-16 SU as an away team in 2017-18

Boston has converted on 23.4 percent of its power play opportunities this year, a figure that places them in the top-5 among NHL teams. Its penalty kill is ranked fifth overall, and the teams successfully killed off 82.8 percent of its penalties

The Bruins, as a collective unit, have been penalized 3.8 times per game overall in the 2017-18 season, and 2.8 per game over its last five road outings. The team has been forced to kill penalties just 5.6 minutes per contest over their last five road games

Averaging 25.5 saves per game with a .919 save percentage, Tuukka Rask (34-17-5) has been the primary option in goal for Boston this year. Rask played yesterday, however, so the team could choose to rest him and go with Anton Khudobin instead (15-14-6 record, .915 save percentage, 2.53 goals against average)

Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak will both lead the way for the visiting Bruins. Marchand (84 points) is up to 34 goals and 50 assists, and has recorded two or more points in 27 different games. Pastrnak has 32 goals and 45 assists to his nameand has notched at least one point in 51 games

On the other side of the rink, Philadelphia is 39-39 straight up (SU) and has lost 3.8 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 78 regular season matches, 41 of its games have gone over the total, while 35 have gone under and just two have pushed. It’s 19-19 SU as the home team this year

The Flyers have converted on just 20.0 percent of their power play chances this season, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 26th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 75.9 percent of all penalties

Flyers players have been sent to the penalty box 3.4 times per game in total this season, and 2.4 per game over their past five contests. The team has had to defend opponent power plays just 5.7 minutes per game over their last 10 outings

Brian Elliott has denied 26.3 shots per game as the top option in goal for the Flyers. Elliott has 22 wins, 19 losses, and seven OT losses and has maintained a mediocre 2.72 goals against average and a poor .908 save percentage this season

The home team offense will be led by Claude Giroux (27 goals, 66 assists)

Boston Bruins at Philadelphia Flyers Free Picks

Free NHL Pick: SU Winner – Bruins, O/U – Over

Betting Trends

  • Boston is 3-3 in games decided by a shootout this season while Philadelphia is 2-7 in shootouts
  • The over has hit in three of Philadelphia’s last five games
  • Boston has managed 29.0 shot attempts per game over its last five road games while Philadelphia is averaging 35.2 shots per game over its last five at home
  • Five of Boston’s last ten games have been decided by two goals or more. The team is 4-1 in those games
  • Boston skaters have given out the leagues ninth-most hits per game (23.7), but the teams averaged just 20.8 hits over their last five away games.