Red Wings get visit from the Flyers
The Detroit Red Wings have already beaten the Philadelphia Flyers once this season as those two Eastern Conference clubs meet in NHL betting action at the sportsbooks on Wednesday night.
However, they will have to do it without Henrik Zetterburg and Pavel Datsyuk - their two best players. Both are out of the lineup.
Detroit topped Philadelphia 5-2 as a -194 home favorite on the NHL odds when the teams met for the first time this season back on October 12. That game turned out to be an OVER result, and the totals are 6-3-1 in their past 10 meetings.
The Flyers will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 12-13-2 this season, while the Red Wings are 14-7-7. Philadelphia is 7-16-4 against the total, while Detroit is 14-12-2 versus the number.
Bettors looking to side with the Red Wings in this one found them earlier as -147 Favorite on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.
The Red Wings sit at No. 13 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Flyers sit at a No. 14 on the same chart.
Philadelphia lost its last outing, a 2-0 result against the Wild on December 2. Bettors who backed the Wild at -145 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Detroit won its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Senators on December 1. Bettors who backed the Red Wings at +105 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Detroit's No. 12-ranked offense, averaging 2.79 goals per game, against a Flyers defense that ranks No. 10 at 2.41 goals allowed. The Red Wings power play is averaging 21.35% while the Flyers defense kills off 83.64% of their penalties.
Philadelphia at Dallas, Saturday, December 7th
Detroit at New Jersey, Friday, December 6th