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Blackhawks face Philadelphia Flyers: NHL odds preview and stats

Chicago BlackhawksPhiladelphia Flyers
Jan 5, 7:00 PM | Wells Fargo Center

Chicago Blackhawks vs Philadelphia Flyers Odds

24-11-4TEAM RECORD22-11-4

The hockey wagering menu sees a clash between Philadelphia and Chicago on Thursday, with the host Flyers trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

Philadelphia battles the Blackhawks, currently with a 24-11-4 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 23-13-1 for the Flyers and 21-18 for the Blackhawks.

View Chicago vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Philadelphia sat as -120 favorites. The total was set at 5.5.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Flyers, most recently No. 5 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Blackhawks, who rate a No. 7 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Philadelphia's No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 3.4 goals per game, against a Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 16 at 2.8 goals allowed. The Flyers power play is averaging 19% while the Blackhawks defense kills off 78.4% of their penalties.

Chicago lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Oilers on January 2. Bettors who backed the Oilers at +205 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

The Flyers were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got New York at +110 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Chicago Blackhawks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Edmonton are 6-4
After playing Edmonton are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

Philadelphia Flyers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Tampa Bay are 9-1
After playing NY Rangers are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

A few Blackhawks at Flyers trends to consider:
Chicago is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
Chicago is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 6 games
Philadelphia is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing Chicago
Philadelphia is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Philadelphia's last 14 games

Next up:
Chicago home to Colorado, Friday, January 6
Philadelphia home to Ottawa, Saturday, January 7