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Flyers, Avs Battle to Keep Playoff Spots

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With around 10 games to go in the regular season (give or take), there is a dog fight brewing for a few of the playoff positions in the Eastern Conference. The Philadelphia Flyers are one of those teams and will look to keep a hold of the final playoff spot when they visit the Colorado Avalanche, who also have playoff aspirations, Thursday evening.

Shark Bites
  • The Avalanche are 5-1 SU in their last six games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in four of the last six meetings between the teams.
  • Colorado won the previous meeting 4-0 back on November 10.

Online shop Bovada is currently offering the Avalanche at -110 on home ice in moneyline markets while the Flyers are presently -120. The total is set at 5 with OVER -135 and UNDER -105.

The Flyers will play the third of a four-game road trip in the Mile High City Thursday evening and are coming off a 3-2 shootout loss at the Columbus Blue Jackets their last time out on Tuesday. They have been one of the hottest teams in the NHL over the past month and have shot up the Eastern Conference Standings thanks to nine wins in their last 13 games.

The Avs are in a battle themselves as they are just one point back of the Minnesota Wild for the eighth and final playoff spot in the West, but do have the one game in hand. They are playing excellent hockey of late and take a three-game win streak into Thursday’s contest. They return home after a four game road trip where they went 3-1 SU after dropping the first game at the Winnipeg Jets.

The Flyers have had trouble in recent visits to Denver as they’ve gone 0-5 SU in their last five trips.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Philadelphia Flyers were listed as -115 favorites on the NHL hockey moneyline earlier at Bet365. The over under total was set at 5 before betting started earlier on Thursday at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.6-2 result in favor of the Avalanche. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Philadelphia Flyers vs Colorado Avalanche Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Colorado Avalanche sport a record of 38-31-4 heading into this matchup, while the Philadelphia Flyers sit at 35-24-13 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 33-36-4 for the Avalanche and 28-26-18 for the Flyers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Colorado vs Philadelphia injuries news.

The Colorado Avalanche sit at No. 23 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Philadelphia Flyers sit at a No. 8 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Colorado's No. 15-ranked offense, averaging 2.71 goals per game, against a Flyers defense that ranks No. 15 at 2.68 goals allowed. The Avalanche power play is averaging 19.49% while the Flyers defense kills off 80.09% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Philadelphia was a 3-2 loser on the road against the Blue Jackets. Bettors on Columbus at -101 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

The Avalanche were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Oilers. That made winners of bettors who got Colorado at +116 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Philadelphia is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
  • Philadelphia is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games when playing Colorado
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing Colorado
  • Philadelphia is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Colorado
  • Colorado is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 6 games
  • Colorado is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • Colorado is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing Philadelphia

Next Betting Matchups

Philadelphia at Arizona, Saturday, March 26th
Colorado home to Minnesota, Saturday, March 26th

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