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NHL: Flyers Bid for Fourth-Straight Win

Claude Giroux Philadelphia Flyers

The Boston Bruins had enjoyed a nice run of success against the Philadelphia Flyers until the two met in Beantown back on October 21. The B’s had strung together six-straight wins over the Flyers before Philly skated to a 5-4 overtime win thanks to a Claude Giroux game winner.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone OVER in five of the Flyers’ last seven games.
  • The Bruins are 6-2 SU in their last eight games against the Eastern Conference.
  • The Flyers are 5-0 in their last five games at home.

The Flyers just might catch the Bruins at a good time as Boston has lost back-to-back games and four of its last five while Philly has strung together three wins in-a-row as it attempts to climb up the Eastern Conference standings. History, on the other hand, tells a different story when these two clubs face off. The Bruins have gone 6-1 in their previous seven meetings with the Flyers and have even excelled at the Wells Fargo Center, winning in nine of their last 11 visits to the City of Brotherly Love.

Bruins netminder Tuukka Rask certainly hasn’t been the cause of their recent mini slump. In the back-to-back losses, the Finnish shot stopper has allowed just two goals in each contest while the Bruins offense in front of him have managed to find the back of the net just twice.

With the Flyers enjoying some of their best hockey of the season and an opportunity to equal their longest winning streak of the campaign, there could be some betting value on the home team Wednesday night.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're going with the Philadelphia Flyers in this one, they were listed as moneyline of -105 on most NHL hockey betting menus (such as Bovada) early today for Wednesday's contest. The over-under total was at 5.5 earlier at Bet365.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 3.3-2.2 result in favor of the Flyers today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Boston Bruins vs Philadelphia Flyers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Boston Bruins will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 21-15-5 this season, while the Flyers are 18-15-7. Boston is 19-19-3 against the total, while Philadelphia is 15-17-8 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Philadelphia vs Boston injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 12 (Philadelphia Flyers) and the No. 10 (Boston Bruins) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Philadelphia Flyers No. 28-ranked offense (2.28 goals per game) against a Boston Bruins defense that ranks No. 16 at 2.68 goals per game allowed. The Flyers powerplay has clicked at a 15.83% rate while the Bruins have a 82.61% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Boston lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Rangers on January 11. Bettors who backed the Rangers at -133 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Philadelphia won its last outing, a 4-0 result against the Islanders on January 09. Bettors who backed the Flyers at -101 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Boston's last 17 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games on the road
  • Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Philadelphia
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 7 games
  • Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games at home
  • Philadelphia is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Boston

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Buffalo, Friday, January 15th
Philadelphia home to New York, Saturday, January 16th