Philadelphia Flyers vs. Winnipeg Jets Betting Preview


Bell MTS Place will play host to an intriguing matchup as the Winnipeg Jets take on the visiting Philadelphia Flyers. The opening face-off is at 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 9, and fans at home can witness this East-West matchup live on NSP+, TSN3 and TVA.

Philadelphia Flyers vs. Winnipeg Jets Odds

Philadelphia (+180) is playing the role of underdog to Winnipeg (-220). If you want to put some action on the matchup’s Over/Under (O/U) total, you’ll be looking at -105 money on over 7 goals and +-115 on the under under..

The Jets are 17-11 straight up (SU) and have netted 1.3 units for moneyline bettors this season. That winning percentage, ranked fifth in the NHL in this young season, is fairly close to the 52-30 record the team produced during the 2017-18 season campaign. Of the team’s 28 games this season, 12 have gone over the total, while an additional 12 have gone under and just four have pushed. The team is 9-6 SU at home this year.

Winnipeg has been able to convert on 27.3 percent of its power play chances this season, a figure that’s good enough for fourth-best in the league. On the other hand, its penalty kill is rated 11th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 81.8 percent of all penalties.

As a collective unit, Winnipeg has been penalized 4.0 times per game overall this season, and 2.2 per game over its last five outings at home. The team has had to kill penalties for just 7.2 minutes per game over its last 10 matchups, overall.

Averaging 27.0 saves per game with a .907 save percentage, Connor Hellebuyck (12-10-1) has been the primary goalkeeper for the Jets this season. If head coach Paul Maurice chooses to rest him, however, the team might turn to Laurent Brossoit (5-2-2 record, .935 save percentage, 2.16 goals against average).

The Jets will continue looking for leadership from Blake Wheeler and Mark Scheifele. Wheeler (36 points) has tallied four goals and 32 assists and has recorded two or more points 10 times this year. Scheifele has 16 goals and 16 assists to his name and has recorded at least one point in 19 games.

Philadelphia has lost 6.7 units for bettors taking the moneyline this year and is currently 12-15 straight up (SU). 16 of its outings have gone over the total, while 10 have gone under the total and none have pushed. As the visiting team, Philadelphia is 7-6 SU so far.

Philadelphia has converted on just 13.9 percent of its power play opportunities this season, a mark that’s ranked 31st in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 29th overall and it’s successfully defended 73.3 percent of all opponent power plays.

Philadelphia’s players have been penalized 4.2 times per game this season, and 3.0 per game over their last five outings. The team’s had to kill penalties just 7.8 minutes per game over their last five outings.

Brian Elliott (25.0 saves per game) has been the primary option in the net for Philadelphia. Elliott owns a 7-7 record, and has registered a .911 save percentage and 2.59 goals against average this year.

For the visiting Flyers, the offense will be heavily coordinated by Claude Giroux, who has 25 assists and 11 goals this year.

Philadelphia Flyers at Winnipeg Jets Free Picks

NHL Tip: SU Winner \u2013 Jets, O/U \u2013 Over

Betting Notes

  • For both of these teams, the over has hit in three of their last five outings.
  • Philadelphia skaters have accounted for the league’s 10th-most hits per game (23.7).