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Flyers open as moneyline underdog vs Bruins

Philadelphia Flyers

Boston Bruins
39-28-9 April 05, 2014, 01:00 PM | TD Garden 52-18-7

Boston will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the Philadelphia Flyers pay a visit to TD Garden.

The Bruins currently sport a record of 52-18-7. The Flyers are 39-28-9. Betting totals have seen the Bruins post a 31-27-19 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Flyers have gone 36-32-8 against the number.View Philadelphia Flyers vs Boston Bruins Odds and Stats.

On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Boston sat as -186 Favorite over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5.5 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.

It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 1-rated Bruins and the No. 3-ranked Flyers, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Philadelphia was a 2-0 loser in its last match at home against the Blue Jackets. They lost as -141 favorites, while the total score of 2 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Maple Leafs on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Maple Leafs at +115 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 4-ranked offense (3.19 goals per game) against a Flyers defense that ranks No. 17 at 2.8 goals per game allowed. The Bruins powerplay has clicked at a 20.93% rate while the Flyers have a 84.85% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Flyers at Bruins trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Philadelphia's last 11 games on the road
Philadelphia is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games when playing Boston
Philadelphia is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston
Boston is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games
Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games at home
Boston is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games when playing Philadelphia

Next up:
Philadelphia home to Buffalo, Sunday, April 6th
Boston at Minnesota, Tuesday, April 8th