Chicago Blackhawks at Philadelphia Flyers Game Preview

Jose VasquezArticles, Hockey, NHL

Alex DeBrincat, Patrick Kane, and the Chicago Blackhawks will face off against Claude Giroux, Jakub Voracek, and the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center in an East-West showdown. The first puck will drop at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 10, and fans at home can view the game live on NBC Sports Philadelphia.

Chicago Blackhawks at Philadelphia Flyers Odds

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With a -135 moneyline, Philadelphia enters the matchup as the favorite. The line for Chicago sits at +115 and the oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at 6 goals (-105 for the over, -115 for the under).

Producing 0.7 units for moneyline bettors, Philadelphia is 8-8 straight up (SU) overall thus far. That winning percentage, ranked third in the Metropolitan Division so far in this young season, isn’t too far off from to what the team posted during the 2017-18 season (42-40). Through 16 regular season outings, 12 of the team’s games have gone over the total, while four have gone under and none have pushed. This season, the team’s 3-4 SU at home.

The Flyers have converted on just 14.5 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a figure that’s ranked 27th overall in the NHL. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked 31st overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 68.4 percent of all penalties.

With a .899 save percentage and 24.2 saves per game, Brian Elliott (6-5) has been the primary goalkeeper for Philadelphia this year. If head coach Dave Hakstol decides to give him the day off, however, Philadelphia may turn to Calvin Pickard (4-2-2 record, .865 save percentage, 4.41 goals against average).

Chicago has lost 4.2 units for bettors taking the moneyline this year and is currently 6-10 straight up (SU). Through 16 regular season outings, 10 of its games have gone over the total, while six have gone under the total and none have pushed. As an away team so far, the Blackhawks are 3-5 SU.

The Blackhawks have converted on just 13.5 percent of their power play chances this year, a figure that’s ranked 29th in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 25th overall and it’s successfully killed off 75.0 percent of all penalties.

Cam Ward (31.3 saves per game) has been the primary option in the net for Chicago. Ward has three wins, five losses, and three OT losses to his credit, and has registered a .887 save percentage and 3.92 goals against average this year.

Chicago Blackhawks vs. Philadelphia Flyers Betting Predictions

Free Pick: SU Winner – Blackhawks, O/U – Under

Betting Trends

  • For both of these teams, the game went over the total in four of their past five matchups.
  • After averaging 34.1 shots per game as a team last season (the second-most in the league), Chicago’s attempted 33.1 shots per game overall this season, and 31.2 in its last 10 games.
  • Over Chicago’s last ten games, eight of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 3-5 in those games).
  • The Flyers this season have recorded the 11th-most hits per game in the NHL (22.8).