The Philadelphia Flyers (19-23-6) and Winnipeg Jets (31-15-2) return to regular NHL action following the All Star Games at the Wells Fargo Center on Monday night.
The improving Flyers were last in NHL action at the Montreal Canadiens last Sunday, where a 5-2 win represented a fourth victory in their last five games.
The Flyers are currently averaging 2.85 Goals per Game, which leaves them tied 20th in the overall NHL standings. Defensively they are currently allowing 3.52 Goals per Game, which places them down in 29th position overall in the rankings. On an individual basis, Sean Couturier currently has bagged 19 goals for the Flyers this season, while Claude Giroux has 38 assists at present.
The Winnipeg Jets lost 4-2 at the Dallas Stars last Sunday, a defeat that brought to an end their four game winning run. The Jets are currently averaging 3.46 Goals per Game, which leaves them 6th in the overall NHL standings. Defensively they are allowing 2.77 Goals per Game, which also puts them 6th overall at present.
On an individual player basis, Mark Scheifele has scored 25 goals for the Jets, while Blake Wheeler has registered 52 assists to date.
Despite the recent improvement in form for the Flyers, the reality is that Jets have the much better overall quality on their team roster and have been generally far superior this season to date.
So, although betting predictions are made more difficult by the Flyers recent improvement, the Jets look to be the best bet to win on the Money Line odds.
Pick: Money Line – Winnipeg Jets @ -125 (888sport)