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Philadelphia Flyers battle vs Colorado Avalanche highlights NHL odds menu

Colorado Avalanche

Philadelphia Flyers
36-15-5 February 06, 2014, 07:00 PM | Wells Fargo Center 28-23-6

NHL wagering interest swings to the Philadelphia vs Colorado battle on Thursday at Wells Fargo Center as the Flyers try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Flyers bring a 28-23-6 record to the battle against the 36-15-5 Avalanche. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Philadelphia go 27-23-7 so far and the Avalanche go 28-26-2.

View Colorado Avalanche vs Philadelphia Flyers Odds and Stats.

On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Philadelphia sat as -142 Favorite over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5.5 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 12-ranked Flyers and the No. 10-rated Avalanche in this matchup.

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 5-2 winner as they battled the Sharks on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Flyers at +170 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Philadelphia's No. 17-ranked offense (2.75 goals per game) against a Avalanche defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.64 goals per game allowed. The Flyers powerplay has clicked at a 19.81% rate while the Avalanche have a 82.18% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Avalanche at Flyers trends to consider:
Colorado is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 6 games
Colorado is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Colorado's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Philadelphia's last 11 games
Philadelphia is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games at home
Philadelphia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Colorado at New York, Saturday, February 8th
Philadelphia home to Calgary, Saturday, February 8th