Philadelphia Flyers vs. Detroit Red Wings Free Preview

Two teams facing each other for the second time this season, the Philadelphia Flyers and the Detroit Red Wings clash at Little Caesars Arena in an Eastern Conference tilt. NBC Sports Network will broadcast the matchup, and the opening face-off is at 7:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 23.

Philadelphia Flyers vs. Detroit Red Wings Odds

Philadelphia is 23-24 straight up (SU) and has lost 3.0 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 47 regular season matches, 24 of its games have gone over the total, while 21 have gone under and just two have pushed. The Flyers are 10-12 SU on the road in 2017-18.

Philadelphia has converted on 20.2 percent of its power play chances this season, a mark that’s right around league average. Its penalty kill is ranked 29th overall, and it’s successfully killed off only 75.0 percent of all penalties.

For the team as a whole, the Flyers have been sent to the penalty box 3.7 times per game overall during the 2017-18 season, and 4.4 per game over its last five road outings. The team has had to stave off opponent power plays 9.4 minutes per contest over their last five road games.

With a .908 save percentage and 26.6 saves per game, Brian Elliott (18-19-7) has been the primary option in goal for Philadelphia this season. If head coach Dave Hakstol chooses to rest him, however, the team may turn to Michal Neuvirth (5-8-1 record, .928 save percentage, 2.23 goals against average).

Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek will both be offensive focal points for the visiting Flyers. Giroux has 55 points on 14 goals and 41 assists, and has recorded multiple points 16 times. Voracek has eight goals and 45 assists to his nameand has logged at least one point in 29 games.

Over on the other bench, Detroit is 19-27 straight up (SU) and has lost 8.1 units for moneyline bettors this year. 24 of its outings have gone under the total, while 21 have gone over and none have pushed. This season, the team is 10-15 SU at home.

The Red Wings have converted on just 18.9 percent of their power play chances this season, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 20th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 79.7 percent of all opponent power plays.

Detroit skaters have been whistled for penalties 3.8 times per game in total this season, and 2.8 per game over their last five at home. The team has been forced to kill penalties just 7.7 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.

Jimmy Howard has stopped 26.7 shots per game as the primary choice in goal for the Red Wings. Howard has 14 wins, 23 losses, and six OT losses to his name and has recorded a mediocre 2.74 goals against average and a .913 save percentage this season.

The home team offense will be led by Dylan Larkin (eight goals, 30 assists).

Philadelphia Flyers vs. Detroit Red Wings Betting Predictions

Predictions: SU Winner – Red Wings, O/U – Under

Betting Notes

  • Philadelphia is 0-3 in games decided by a shootout this season while Detroit is 3-1 in shootouts.
  • The under has hit in three of Detroit’s last five games.
  • Philadelphia has attempted 31.7 shots per contest overall this season (ranked 16th in the NHL), and 30.8 in its last 10 outings.
  • Over Philadelphia’s last ten games, eight of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 6-2 in those games).