Flyers vs. Blackhawks Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Blackhawks are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -145 to win, while the Flyers are getting a money line of +125 to win. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 5.5 goals. Tonight’s game takes place from the United Center in Chicago, Illinois and will air live on NBCSN.
Philadelphia is coming off a 4-3 OT loss on Monday to the Coyotes. The Flyers have lost three of their last four games. Philly is 6-5-1 overall and 3-3 on the road. The Flyers are putting up 3.42 goals per game while allowing 2.92 per contest. Jakub Voracek has 16 points on two goals and 14 assists while Sean Couturier has nine goals with six assists. Brian Elliott is 5-2-1 in net this season with a 3.23 GAA and a .884 save percentage.
Chicago has lost three straight, including a 6-3 loss at Colorado on Saturday. The Blackhawks are now 5-5-2 on the season and 3-2-1 at home. The Blackhawks are scoring 3.17 goals per game while allowing 2.83 per contest. Patrick Kane has five goals and seven assists to lead Chicago while Brandon Saad has a team-high six goals. Corey Crawford is 5-4 in net this season with a 2.12 GAA and a .935 save percentage.
Philadelphia has had Chicago’s number in recent years, winning seven of the last 10 meetings between these two teams. This is the first meeting this year, but there is reason to believe it will happen again tonight. Chicago is really struggling right now, dropping three straight while allowing 12 goals in their last three games. The public is behind the Blackhawks at home, but I think another upset is in the making.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: PHILADELPHIA FLYERS -145