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Flyers Devils Game 1 Betting

The Philadelphia Flyers will finally return to the ice on Sunday afternoon as they get a visit from the New Jersey Devils to open their second-round Eastern Conference playoff series.

The Flyers paid off on the NHL betting lines in the first round of the playoffs against the Penguins, winning that high-scoring series in six games. The Devils got past Florida in seven games.

The Flyers are 47-26-9 so far on the season. The Devils, meanwhile, are 48-28-6. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Philadelphia go 43-37-2 and the Devils go 37-34-11 on the totals.

View New Jersey vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Devils listed as underdogs of +160 at Bovada and other online sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 3-ranked Flyers and the No. 8-rated Devils in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Philadelphia's No. 3-ranked offense (3.2 goals per game) against a Devils defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.5 goals per game allowed. The Flyers powerplay has clicked at a 19.7% rate while the Devils have a 89.6% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for New Jersey, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Panthers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Devils at -111 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

The Flyers were a 5-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Penguins. That made winners of bettors who got Philadelphia at +100 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors.

New Jersey Devils Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Buffalo are 2-8
After playing Florida are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

Philadelphia Flyers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Tampa Bay are 9-1
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a win are 3-7


A few Devils at Flyers trends to consider:
New Jersey is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
New Jersey is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Jersey's last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
New Jersey is 8-16 SU in its last 24 games when playing Philadelphia
Philadelphia is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against New Jersey
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Philadelphia's last 13 games
Philadelphia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
New Jersey at Philadelphia, Tuesday, May 1