The Philadelphia Flyers (21-23-6) meet the Edmonton Oilers (23-24-3) on Saturday afternoon at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Flyers were last in action on Thursday evening when they faced a decidedly tough road trip at the Boston Bruins. Prior to that their last game was 1-0 win on the road at the New York Rangers on Tuesday evening, with Oskar Lindblom’s goal extending their season-best winning run to 5 games.
The Flyers are currently averaging 2.82 Goals per Game, which leaves them tied 22nd in the overall NHL standings. Defensively they are allowing 3.40 Goals per Game, which puts them down in 28th position overall. On an individual player basis, Sean Couturier has 19 goals for the Flyers, while Claude Giroux has recorded 38 assists this season.
The Edmonton Oilers were last in action the Tuesday before last, when a 3-2 loss on home-ice to the Detroit Red Wings saw them suffer a third consecutive defeat and a 12th loss in their last 17 games.
Like the Flyers, the Oilers are also averaging 2.82 Goals per Game as things stand, to leave them tied 22nd in the overall NHL standings. Defensively they are currently allowing 3.26 Goals per Game, which puts them down in 24th position overall. On an individual basis, Connor McDavid leads the way in terms of both goals and assists for the Oilers with 29 and 44 respectively.
Although there’s relatively little to choose between these teams with regards to points and stats this season, current form and home-ice has to favour the Flyers in any bet predictions and they are the tips on the Money Line odds to win here.
Pick: Money Line – Philadelphia Flyers