Philadelphia Flyers vs. Vancouver Canucks Free Preview


Claude Giroux, Jakub Voracek, and the Philadelphia Flyers are set to face off against Bo Horvat, Elias Pettersson, and the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena in a cross-continent tilt. The opening face-off takes place at 10 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 15, and you’ll be able to see the game live on CBC Sports.

Philadelphia Flyers at Vancouver Canucks Odds

Vancouver is only 14-20 straight up (SU), but has lost 3.1 units for moneyline bettors this year. Among its 34 games this season, 18 have gone over the total, while 16 have gone under and none have pushed. Thus far, the team is 6-8 SU at home.

The Canucks have converted on 17.6 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked 25th overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 76.5 percent of all penalties.

Averaging 28.8 saves per game with a .901 save percentage, Jacob Markstrom (11-12-3) has been the best goalkeeper for the Nucks this season. If head coach Travis Green decides to give him the night off, however, Vancouver might roll with Anders Nilsson (3-7-7 record, .901 save percentage, 2.91 goals against average).

Philadelphia has lost 7.7 units for bettors taking the moneyline this year and is currently 12-18 straight up (SU). A total of 19 of its outings have gone over the total, while 10 have gone under the total and none have pushed. The Flyers are 7-9 SU as the away team this season.

The Flyers have converted on just 13.5 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a mark that places them in the bottom- overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 29th overall and it’s successfully killed off 73.0 percent of all opponent power plays.

Brian Elliott (2.59 goals against average and .911 save percentage) has been the primary option in goal for Philadelphia. Elliott is averaging 25.0 saves per game and owns a 7-7 record.

Philadelphia Flyers at Vancouver Canucks Betting Predictions

Prediction: SU Winner \u2013 Canucks, O/U \u2013 Over

Betting Trends

  • For both of these teams, the game went over the total in three of their last five outings.
  • Four of Vancouver’s last ten games have been decided by two or more goals, and the club is 3-1 overall in those games.
  • Philadelphia skaters have accounted for the 10th-most hits in the league (23.0 per game).