Vancouver Canucks at Philadelphia Flyers Betting Preview

Jose VasquezArticles, Hockey, NHL

A pair of teams currently on losing streaks, the Vancouver Canucks and the Philadelphia Flyers collide at the Wells Fargo Center for a cross-continent tilt. The opening face-off takes place at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 21, and its being shown live on Sportsnet Pacific.

Vancouver Canucks at Philadelphia Flyers Odds

With a -170 moneyline, Philadelphia enters the matchup as the heavy favorite. The line for Vancouver sits at +150, and the oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at 6 goals. The line for betting that total stands at -120 for the under and +100 for the over. Vancouver is 9-11 straight up (SU) and has netted 0.3 units for moneyline bettors this season. 11 of its outings have gone under the total, while nine have gone over and none have pushed. As the road team this season, the Nucks are 6-3 SU. Vancouver has converted on just 16.3 percent of its power play chances this year, a figure thats ranked 24th in the NHL. Its penalty kill is ranked 21st overall, and it has successfully killed off 79.5 percent of its penalties. The Nucks, as a collective unit, have been whistled for penalties 4.2 times per game overall in the 2017-18 season, and 5.2 per game over its last five on the road. The teams had to kill penalties 13.2 minutes per game over their last five road outings. Averaging 26.1 saves per game with a .910 save percentage, Jacob Markstrom (5-10-2) has been the primary option in goal for Vancouver this season. If it decides to give him a rest, however, Vancouver may turn to Anders Nilsson (4-2-1), who has a .929 save percentage and 2.30 goals against average this year. Brock Boeser and Bo Horvat will both be offensive focal points for the visiting Canucks. Boeser (17 points) has tallied seven goals and 10 assists, and has recorded multiple points in three different games. Horvat has eight goals and eight assists to his name (and has notched at least one point in nine games). On the other side of the ice, Philadelphia is 8-12 straight up (SU) and has lost 5.8 units for moneyline bettors thus far. Through 20 regular season outings, 10 of its games have gone under the total, while nine have gone over and just one has pushed. The teams 4-6 SU at home this year. The Flyers have converted on just 18.8 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a mark thats right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 25th overall, and its successfully killed off 78.1 percent of all opponent power plays. Flyers skaters have been sent to the penalty box 4.2 times per game in total this season, 4.4 per game over their last five games total, and 4.2 per game over their last five home outings. The teams been forced to kill penalties 8.8 minutes per game over their last five home outings. Brian Elliott (26.4 saves per game) has been the top option in goal for the Flyers. Elliott has six wins, eight losses, and three overtime losses and has registered a mediocre 2.70 goals against average and a subpar .907 save percentage this season. Jakub Voracek (five goals, 20 assists) will pace the offensive attack for the Flyers.

Vancouver Canucks vs. Philadelphia Flyers Betting Predictions

Predictions: SU Winner – Flyers, O/U – Over

Betting Notes

  • The total has gone under in four of Philadelphias last five games.
  • Vancouver has managed 26.8 shot attempts per game over its last five road games while Philadelphia is averaging 34.0 shots per game over its last five at home.
  • Philadelphia has averaged 2.8 goals per game this season, but is averaging 1.5 goals per matchup on its four-game losing streak.
  • Over Vancouvers last ten games, six of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 2-4 in those games).