Florida Panthers at Philadelphia Flyers Betting Preview

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Evgenii Dadonov, Keith Yandle, and the Florida Panthers will do battle against Claude Giroux, Jakub Voracek, and the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center in an Eastern Conference tilt. The puck drops at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 13, and fans at home are able to catch the game live on NBC Sports Philadelphia.

Florida Panthers vs. Philadelphia Flyers Odds

Philadelphia comes into the matchup as the favorite with a -125 moneyline. The line for Florida sits at +105 and the oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at an even 6 goals. The line for betting the total stands at -105 money on the over and -115 for the under.

Earning moneyline bettors 0.3 units, Philadelphia is 9-8 straight up (SU) overall this year. That winning percentage, the second-best in the Metropolitan Division in this young season, hasn’t moved much from the 42-40 record the team managed during last year’s regular season campaign. Through 17 regular season outings, 12 of its games have gone over the total, while five have gone under and none have pushed. The team’s 4-4 SU at home this season.

The Flyers have converted on just 13.8 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a mark that puts them in the bottom- overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked 30th overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 70.5 percent of all penalties.

With a .909 save percentage and 24.9 saves per game, Brian Elliott (seven wins, five losses) has been the top option in goal for the Flyers this season. If the Flyers decide to give him a rest, however, the team may turn to Calvin Pickard (4-2-2 record, .865 save percentage, 4.41 goals against average).

Over on the visiting bench, Florida is 6-8 straight up (SU) and has lost 4.5 units for moneyline bettors this year. A total of seven of its games have gone under the total, while five have gone over and just two have pushed. The Panthers are 3-4 SU as the visiting team this season.

The Panthers have converted on 21.0 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 26th overall and it’s successfully killed off 74.0 percent of all opponent power plays.

James Reimer (.899 save percentage and 3.04 goals against average) has been the primary option in goal for Florida. Reimer is averaging 21.8 saves per game and has three wins, six losses, and one OT loss to his credit.

Florida Panthers at Philadelphia Flyers Free Picks

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

Betting Trends

  • For both of these clubs, the total has gone over in four of their past five matchups.
  • Over Florida’s last ten games, six of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 4-2 in those games).
  • Florida skaters created 20.2 hits per game last season, while the Flyers forced 21.6 hits per matchup.