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Philadelphia Flyers vs Florida Panthers Pick and Betting Preview

Fans betting on NHL look for value at BB&T Center on Thursday as the host Florida Panthers battle the Philadelphia Flyers in hockey odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're backing the visiting Philadelphia Flyers in this one, they Flyers listed earlier today as underdogs of 113 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Those over/under total betting saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.2-2.4 victory for the Panthers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Philadelphia Flyers vs Florida Panthers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Florida Panthers sport a record of 15-16-5 heading into this matchup, while the Philadelphia Flyers sit at 15-13-8 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 18-18 for the Panthers and 17-17-2 for the Flyers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Florida vs Philadelphia injuries news.

It's an NHL hockey betting matchup between the No. 28-rated Florida Panthers and the No. 21-ranked Philadelphia Flyers, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Florida's No. 20-ranked offense, averaging 2.86 goals per game, against a Flyers defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.86 goals allowed. The Panthers power play is averaging 16.81% while the Flyers defense kills off 76.52% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Philadelphia lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Blue Jackets on December 23. Bettors who backed the Blue Jackets at -171 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Florida was a 1-0 winner at home against the Senators. Bettors on Florida at -125 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Philadelphia is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Philadelphia is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games
  • Philadelphia is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida's last 7 games
  • Florida is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida's last 5 games at home
  • Florida is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Philadelphia

Next Betting Matchups

Philadelphia at Tampa Bay, Friday, December 29th
Florida home to Montreal, Saturday, December 30th