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Flyers Have a Poor History in Beantown

The Boston Bruins suffered a brief scare when All-Star goaltender Tuukka Rask went down on the ice after taking a slap shot caught him below the mask from the Nashville Predators on Thursday, but luckily for the B’s he’s expected to get the start against the Philadelphia Flyers in a matinee Saturday tilt.

Shark Bites
  • The Flyers are 0-7 SU in their last seven games on the road.
  • The favored team is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games in this matchup.
  • The total has gone UNDER in three of the Flyers' last four games on the road.

Rask has been in net for 21 of Boston’s 22 victories and posted a league high-tying five shutouts, a 1.95 goals-against average and a .926 save percentage on the year. Michael Neuvirth is expected to counter in between the pipes for the Flyers.

The Flyers won the most recent meeting between the Eastern Conference foes on November 29, as Philly posted a 3-2 shootout win at the Wells Fargo Center. Rask fell to 10-2-3 vs the Flyers in his career as a result.

Philly hasn’t fared well in Beantown in recent years. In the Flyers’ last six trips to Boston, they’re a measly 1-5 SU.

Philadelphia Flyers vs Boston Bruins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

22-18-5 Boston battles the Flyers, currently with a 22-16-6 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 18-22-5 for the Bruins and 23-16-5 for the Flyers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Philadelphia injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Boston Bruins rated this week at No. 14 and the Philadelphia Flyers sitting at No. 23.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Boston's No. 25-ranked offense, averaging 2.47 goals per game, against a Flyers defense that ranks No. 28 at 3.11 goals allowed. The Bruins power play is averaging 15.83% while the Flyers defense kills off 81.68% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 5-4 winner as they battled the Canucks at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Flyers at -176 were rewarded, while the 9 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Boston lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Predators on January 12. Bettors who backed the Predators at +111 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Philadelphia is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games
  • Philadelphia is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games
  • Philadelphia is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Boston is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Boston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Boston is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games at home
  • Boston is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Philadelphia at Washington, Sunday, January 15th
Boston home to New York, Monday, January 16th