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Will the Blackhawks win again vs floppy Philly?

The Chicago Blackhawks will look to shake off a loss to Montreal when they pop in to the Wells Fargo Center to face the Philadelphia Flyers. Both of these teams have yet to find their footing in the standings early in the season as they’re both 7-8 SU and oddsmakers have this game as a virtual pick’em.

SHARK BITES
  • Philadelphia is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home.
  • Patrick Kane is on a 5-game goalless streak.
  • Chicago is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games on the road.

The Blackhawks have really struggled in the 2017-18 campaign but no blame should be placed on goaltender Corey Crawford. The seventh-year netminder leads the league in save percentage (.945) and in GAA (1.77). So, what gives? Well, the Blackhawks continue to come up short against lesser competition and their offense has sputtered. In their last 10 games, they’ve only averaged two goals per game and are 4-6 SU and 3-7 ATS. The good news for Chicago (and bettors) is they’ve recently beaten the Flyers and their moneyline opened at a respectable +102. Given the odds, the smart pick is the Blackhawks moneyline.

Philadelphia is another one of those underachieving teams that looks great on paper but hasn’t made any noise during the regular season. The Flyers have been on a downward spiral after going 4-2 SU in their first six games. Since then, they’re 3-7 SU and ATS in 10 games and leave much to be desired. It’s hard to get a read on this Flyers team but if bettors are looking for the home-run pick, consider their -1.5 puckline priced at +255 and hope they’re primed for some payback.

The total opened at 5.5 and I’m liking the OVER and here’s why. I’m not sure if you’ve heard but scoring is up across the league in the NHL. Games are averaging 6.14 goals per game and if it holds up (big if), it will be the most goals per game since 2005-06. When you factor in that the OVER has hit in seven of the Flyers’ last nine home games, it’s hard to take an UNDER and feel confident about it.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're going with the Philadelphia Flyers in this one, they were listed as moneyline favorites of -115 on most NHL hockey betting menus (such as Bovada) early today for Thursday's contest. The OVER/UNDER total was at 5.5 earlier at Bet365.

OddsShark score prediction models pick a 3.1-2.8 result in favor of the Blackhawks today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Chicago Blackhawks vs Philadelphia Flyers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Chicago Blackhawks will try to spoil the party on Thursday; they are 7-6-2 this season, while the Flyers are 7-6-2. Chicago is 7-7-1 on the totals; Philadelphia is 8-6-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Philadelphia vs Chicago injuries news.

The Blackhawks-Flyers odds would favor the Flyers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Philadelphia is rated No. 3 in the current OddsShark poll, while Chicago is at No. 19.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Philadelphia Flyers' No. 14-ranked offense (3.13 goals per game) against a Chicago Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.4 goals per game allowed. The Flyers power play has clicked at a 20.37% rate while the Blackhawks have a 83.33% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 5-4 loser as they battled the Avalanche at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Avalanche at +153 were rewarded, while the 9 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Chicago is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Chicago is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games
  • Chicago is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games on the road
  • Philadelphia is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Philadelphia is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • Philadelphia is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Carolina, Saturday, November 11
Philadelphia home to Minnesota, Saturday, November 11

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