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Huge Matchup as Red Wings Host Flyers

Philadelphia Flyers Detroit Red Wings NHL

Three teams remain in the hunt for the final two playoff spots in the Eastern Conference and two of them square off when the Detroit Red Wings host the Philadelphia Flyers Wednesday evening.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone OVER in five of the Red Wings’ last seven versus the Eastern Conference.
  • The Flyers are 8-0 SU in their last eight games after a loss.
  • The Red Wings are 0-3 SU in their last three games after consecutive wins.

The Red Wings are presently priced at -125 in moneyline markets at online book Bovada while the visiting Flyers are -105. The total is tabbed at 5 goals with OVER -135 and UNDER +105.

One of the Red Wings and Boston Bruins will be going to the postseason as the third-placed team in the Atlantic Division and right now, the Wings are in the driver’s seat. Somewhat. The two are even on 91 points, but the Wings have a game in hand, which will be this meeting with the Flyers.

The Flyers have four games remaining and are also on 91 points attempting to grab the final wild card spot. They are coming off a 6-2 defeat courtesy the Pittsburgh Penguins, a loss which snapped a three-game winning streak.

Detroit enters Wednesday’s meeting with back-to-back wins and have won three of their last four. Philadelphia, however, has had the edge in head-to-head meetings with Detroit winning both games by scores of 2-1 and 4-3.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the visiting Philadelphia Flyers before puck drop in this match found them as 104 moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5, according to BetOnline.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 0.2-0 win for the Red Wings. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Philadelphia Flyers vs Detroit Red Wings Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Detroit Red Wings are 40-28-11 overall while the Philadelphia Flyers are 39-26-13. As for the totals, Detroit is 30-35-14 on the OU, and Philadelphia is 30-28-20. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Philadelphia injuries news.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 14-ranked Detroit Red Wings and the No. 4-rated Philadelphia Flyers in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Detroit's No. 23-ranked offense, averaging 2.58 goals per game, against a Flyers defense that ranks No. 15 at 2.67 goals allowed. The Red Wings power play is averaging 19.29% while the Flyers defense kills off 79.67% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Philadelphia was a 6-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Penguins. They lost as +133 underdogs, while the total score of 8 made winners of OVER bettors.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Maple Leafs on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Wings at -136 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Philadelphia is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games
  • Philadelphia is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Detroit
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing Detroit
  • Philadelphia is 3-15-1 SU in its last 19 games when playing on the road against Detroit
  • Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Detroit is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • Detroit is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Philadelphia
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Philadelphia

Next Betting Matchups

Philadelphia home to Toronto, Thursday, April 7th
Detroit at Boston, Thursday, April 7th