Flyers vs. Blue Jackets Pick

NHL Predictions: Will Blue Jackets skate to win over Flyers? 2/16/18

Are the host Columbus Blue Jackets going to protect their home ice tonight as favorites when they play the Philadelphia Flyers at 7PM ET?

According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Blue Jackets are listed as a -145 favorite on the spread line. The Flyers are a +125 underdog, while the total is set at 5.5 goals. Columbus actually opened as a -210 favorite before the line shot down significantly. 

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As of Friday morning, 64 percent of public bets have sided with the Blue Jackets. Online wager info also states that 71 percent of bets are coming in on the over.

The first meeting between these two squads this season, also in Columbus, was a closely contested game that ended in the Blue Jackets' favor but not until a 2-1 shootout win. Philadelphia comes in after having a four-game win streak snapped at home versus New Jersey, but the Flyers still got a point in the 5-4 shootout defeat. Philadelphia has been uneven of late and is 5-5 in its last 10 games, while the over has been a strong play at 7-3. Columbus lost 6-3 at Toronto in its last game which snapped a modest two-game win streak. The Blue Jackets are only 3-7 in their last 10 contests and the over-under has gone 5-5.

Columbus has mostly dominated the series with wins in five of the last six and eight of the last 10. Seems like big money is coming in on the Flyers with the line dropping so much, but I still have to like the hosts here. The Blue Jackets are 17-10-0-1 on their home ice and in need of getting things going positively again. With how streaky Philadelphia has been, it could be at the start of another downturn.

 

NHL DAILY PREDICTION: COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS -145

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