The Boston Bruins visit the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia tonight where they take on the Flyers. The Bruins have dominated the Flyers over the past 5 of so seasons winning 17 of the last 22 meetings overall and 9 of the last 11 played in Philadelphia.
Head to Head Trends
Bruins are 17-5 in the last 22 meetings.
Bruins are 20-8-2 in the last 30 meetings in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Flyers (-110)
The Philadelphia Flyers are 7th in the Metropolitan Division with 43 points 22 points out of 1st place. The Flyers have really struggled on offense this season averaging just 2.25 goals per game although they have been hot of late scoring 12 goals over their last 3 games.
The Flyers have a middle of the road type defense allowing 2.63 goals per game but that drops all the way down to just 2.32 when they are at home and that’s why they have a 10-5-4 record at home versus just a 8-10-3 record on the road.
Philadelphia Flyers Trends
Flyers are 5-0 in their last 5 home games.
Flyers are 0-4 in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600.
Boston Bruins (+100)
The Boston Bruins are 5th in the Atlantic Division with 47 points 10 points back of the 1st place Florida Panthers. Up until a couple weeks ago the Bruins were one of the hottest teams in the league picking up points in 14 of 15 games.
I don’t usually bet many NHL futures actually I think the last time was when the Bruins won the cup a few years back so with the odds being 25-1 to win the Stanley Cup this season I figured I would put a little something on them again and see what happens. Well it seems like I put the jinx on them because ever since I placed that bet things have not been going the Bruins way losing 7 of 9 games and getting more then their fair share of unlucky breaks.
Boston Bruins Trends
Bruins are 69-33 in their last 102 vs. a team with a losing record.
Bruins are 39-16 in their last 55 vs. Metropolitan.
I’m going with the Boston Bruins over the Flyers in this one. I think the Bruins are the much better team overall and I think their recent string of bad luck is going to turn and they will be one of the better teams in the league again soon.
Free Pick: Boston Bruins +100