Kyle Palmieri, Taylor Hall, and the New Jersey Devils will do battle against Claude Giroux, Jakub Voracek, and the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center in a divisional showdown. The opening face-off is at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, November 15, and fans at home can see the game live on NBC Sports Philadelphia.
New Jersey Devils vs. Philadelphia Flyers Odds
The Flyers (-130) are being tabbed as the favorites over the Devils (+110), and the Over/Under (O/U) is set at an even 6 goals (-115 over, -105 under).
Philadelphia is 9-9 straight-up (SU) and has lost 0.8 units for moneyline bettors this year. That winning percentage, the third-best in the Metropolitan Division in this young season, isn’t too far off from to the 42-40 record the team posted during last year’s regular season campaign. Through 18 regular season outings, 12 of its games have gone over the total, while six have gone under and none have pushed. The team’s 4-5 SU at home this year.
The Flyers have converted on just 13.6 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a figure that’s ranked 31st overall in the NHL. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked 31st overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 70.3 percent of all penalties.
Averaging 25.2 saves per game with a .911 save percentage, Brian Elliott (7-6) has been the primary goalkeeper for the Flyers this year. If Philadelphia decides to rest him, however, the team may roll with Calvin Pickard (4-2-2 record, .865 save percentage, 4.41 goals against average).
New Jersey has lost 2.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline this year and is currently 7-9 straight up (SU). Nine of its outings have gone over the total, while five have gone under the total and just two have pushed. As an away team so far, the Devils are 1-7 SU.
The Devils have converted on 23.0 percent of their power play chances this season, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 13th overall and it’s successfully defended 81.7 percent of all penalties.
Keith Kinkaid (27.1 saves per game) has been the primary option in the net for New Jersey. Kinkaid owns a 7-7-1 record, while registering a .911 save percentage and 2.80 goals against average this year.
New Jersey Devils at Philadelphia Flyers Free Picks
Pick: SU Winner – Devils, O/U – Under