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NHL betting line favors Bruins over Flyers

Boston Bruins

Philadelphia Flyers
31-15-3 January 25, 2014, 01:00 PM | Wells Fargo Center 25-21-6

Philadelphia will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the Boston Bruins pay a visit to Wells Fargo Center.

Supporters of the Bruins have seen them go 31-15-3 so far this season, while the Flyers are at 25-21-6. In totals betting, the Flyers are 24-21-7, while the Bruins are 16-17-16.

View Boston Bruins vs Philadelphia Flyers Odds and Stats.

If you're going with the Flyers in this one, they were listed as moneyline underdogs of 110 on most hockey betting menus early today for Saturday's contest. The over-under was at 5.5 earlier at BetOnline.

It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 12-rated Flyers and the No. 6-ranked Bruins, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Boston won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Kings on January 20. Bettors who backed the Bruins at -110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors to the payout window.

Philadelphia lost its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Blue Jackets on January 23. Bettors who backed the Blue Jackets at -150 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Philadelphia's No. 17-ranked offense, averaging 2.71 goals per game, against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 2 at 2.22 goals allowed. The Flyers power play is averaging 18.46% while the Bruins defense kills off 82.82% of their penalties.

A few Bruins at Flyers trends to consider:
Boston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Boston's last 10 games on the road
Boston is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing Philadelphia
Boston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games
Philadelphia is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games at home
Philadelphia is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games when playing Boston

Next up:
Boston at New York, Monday, January 27th
Philadelphia home to Detroit, Tuesday, January 28th