After winning in overtime in Game 1 of their second-round playoff series on Sunday afternoon the Philadelphia Flyers will try to pay off again on Tuesday night in Game 2 against the New Jersey Devils.
*Editor Note: Ilya Kovalchuk is out and will not play in Game 2 tonight.
The Flyers took a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven set on Sunday with a 4-3 win over the Devils, as Danny Briere potted his seventh goal of the playoffs in the extra frame; Briere scored twice in the win (three times if you count the disallowed first goal of OT).
The Flyers were 47-26-9 so far on the season. The Devils, meanwhile, were 48-28-6. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Philadelphia go 43-37-2 and the Devils go 37-34-11 on the totals.
If you're going with the Flyers in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -155 on most hockey betting menus for Monday's contest such as TopBet.
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 3-rated Flyers and the No. 8-ranked Devils, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Philadelphia's No. 3-ranked offense (3.2 goals per game) against a Devils defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.5 goals per game allowed. The Flyers powerplay has clicked at a 19.7% rate while the Devils have a 89.6% rate on the penalty kill.
Last time out for New Jersey, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Flyers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Flyers at -148 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
New Jersey Devils Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Buffalo are 2-8
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3
Philadelphia Flyers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Tampa Bay are 9-1
After playing New Jersey are 7-3
After a win are 4-6
A few Devils at Flyers trends to consider:
New Jersey is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
New Jersey is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games when playing Philadelphia
New Jersey is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Philadelphia is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against New Jersey
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 8 games at home
Philadelphia is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
New Jersey home to Philadelphia, Thursday, May 3