Philadelphia Flyers vs. Arizona Coyotes Game Preview

Facing each other for the final time this season, the Philadelphia Flyers and the Arizona Coyotes meet at Gila River Arena for an East-West tilt. Fox Sports Arizona will broadcast the game, and the puck drops at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 10.

Philadelphia Flyers vs. Arizona Coyotes Odds

Philadelphia is 26-28 straight up (SU) and has lost 5.1 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 54 regular season matches, 29 of its games have gone over the total, while 23 have gone under and just two have pushed. This 2017-18 Flyers team is 12-14 SU on the road. Philadelphia has converted on 21.1 percent of its power play chances this season, a mark that’s right around league average. Its penalty kill is ranked 30th overall, and it’s successfully killed off only 74.3 percent of its penalties. For the team as a whole, the Flyers have been penalized 3.7 times per game overall during the 2017-18 season, and 4.4 per game over its last five matchups. The team has had to stave off opponent power plays 10.2 minutes per contest over their last five road games. Boasting a .909 save percentage and 26.4 saves per game, Brian Elliott (21-19-7) has been the top option in goal for Philadelphia this season. If Philadelphia chooses to rest him, however, they could roll with Michal Neuvirth (5-11-2), who has a .911 save percentage and 2.61 goals against average this year. The visiting Flyers have relied on Jakub Voracek and Claude Giroux heavily this year. Voracek (62 points) is up to 11 goals and 51 assists, and has recorded two or more points 21 times. Giroux has 16 goals and 45 assists to his name (and has logged a point in 36 games). Arizona is 13-41 straight up (SU) and has lost 23.5 units for moneyline bettors this year. 29 of its games have gone under the total, while 24 have gone over and just one has pushed. It’s 6-19 SU as the home team this year. The Coyotes have converted on just 16.0 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a mark that places them in the bottom overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 20th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 79.4 percent of all penalties. Arizona players have been penalized only 3.0 times per game in total this season, 3.4 per game over their past five contests total, and 2.8 per game over their last five at home. The team has had to kill penalties just 6.4 minutes per game over their last 10 outings. Antti Raanta (25.6 saves per game) has been the primary selection in goal for the Coyotes. Raanta has nine wins, 21 losses, and five OT losses and has registered a pedestrian 2.63 goals against average and a .915 save percentage this year. Clayton Keller (15 goals, 22 assists) will pace the offensive attack for the Coyotes.

Philadelphia Flyers at Arizona Coyotes Betting Predictions

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

Betting Trends

  • Two of Arizona’s last ten games have been decided by a shootout. The team is 0-2 in those games and 1-4 overall in shootouts this year.
  • Philadelphia has attempted 31.6 shots per contest overall this season (ranked 18th in the NHL), and 30.8 in its last 10 outings.
  • 30.8 percent of Arizona’s wins have come by two or more goals (the team is 4-24 overall in such games) while 65.4 percent of Philadelphia’s wins have come by two goals or more (17-13 overall in such games).
  • The Coyotes this season have registered the seventh-most hits per game (24.3), but the teams averaged 28.4 over their last five games as the home team.