The Philadelphia Flyers are riding a six-game losing streak against the New Jersey Devils as those Atlantic Division clubs meet in NHL betting action on Wednesday night.
The Flyers are also 0-2 for their supporters on the NHL odds at the sportsbooks so far this season against the Devils, falling 5-3 on the road in their last meeting on February 15. That matchup was an OVER result for totals bettors on the NHL betting lines.
The Flyers will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 12-14-1 this season, while the Devils are 12-9-5. Philadelphia is 13-13-1 against the total, while New Jersey is 13-11-2 versus the number.
Sportsbooks such as had the Devils as -121 favorites earlier today. The over under opened at 5.5 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.
The Devils sit at No. 21 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Flyers sit at a No. 8 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits New Jersey's No. 22-ranked offense, averaging 2.5 goals per game, against a Flyers defense that ranks No. 23 at 3 goals allowed. The Devils power play is averaging 16.5% while the Flyers defense kills off 83.3% of their penalties.
The Flyers were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Sabres. That made winners of bettors who got Philadelphia at -124 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Last time out for New Jersey, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Jets at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Devils at -120 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Philadelphia Flyers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Tampa Bay are 9-1
After playing Buffalo are 3-7
After a win are 3-7
New Jersey Devils Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Buffalo are 1-9
After playing Winnipeg are 4-6
After a win are 5-5
A few Flyers at Devils trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games on the road
Philadelphia is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games on the road
Philadelphia is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing New Jersey
New Jersey is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
New Jersey is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Jersey's last 6 games
New Jersey is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games at home
Philadelphia home to New Jersey, Friday, March 15