Flyers vs. Blackhawks Prediction
Even though they'll be playing on back-to-back nights, can the Flyers pull off the upset tonight when they visit the defending champion Blackhawks at 8:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Hawks are -210 money line favorites over the Flyers, who have odds of +180 to pull off the upset. As for the total, the number currently sits at 5 goals.
The Hawks are coming off a 5-0 loss to the Kings and have now dropped four of their last five games, including three in a row against potential playoff opponents. That's a bad sign for tonight, as the Flyers are surging while winning four of their last five games. In fact, Philadelphia has amassed 46 shots and has recorded 21 goals in those five contests.
Chicago has really struggled on the penalty kill of late, owning a league-low 63.6 success rate since February 9. Philly, meanwhile, has converted 21.1 percent of its power-play changes over a 7-1-1 stretch and is now 4-1 in its lat five games when its opponent scores two goals or less in its previous game. The Flyers are worth a roll of the dice tonight.
WEDNESDAY NHL FREE PICK: PHILADELPHIA FLYERS +180