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(27-22-7) Philadelphia Flyers vs. Calgary Flames (28-26-3)
Date: Wednesday February 15th
Time: 9:30PM EST
Venue: Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Ontario, Canada
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Calgary -131
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Calgary -1.5
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
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With the Flyers slipping further and further out of contention in the Metropolitan Division, every game is important for this team and it’ll look to grab a win in Calgary against the Flames on Wednesday.
Calgary, coming off a surprising 5-0 shutout loss to Arizona, will look to bounce back and get a win against the struggling Philadelphia squad.
Philadelphia has gotten worse as the season has gone on and you can partly blame the fantastic top 4 of the Metro Division, but also blame the lack of offensive output and poor defense.
The Flyers rank 25th in the NHL in goals against this year, giving up 168 so far. The team can’t keep up with the high-scoring offenses in the Metropolitan and have lost a lot of games due to poor defense and goaltending.
Offensively, Philly isn’t much better. The team ranks 20th in the league with 147 goals and isn’t getting enough consistent production to win a lot of games.
Right wing Wayne Simmonds has been the team’s best goal-scorer this year. He has 23 goals to go along with 17 assists. In his last five games, he has a pair of goals.
Center Brayden Schenn has been Philly’s other top contributor. He has 16 goals this year, but hasn’t scored in his last five games and has scored just once in his last 11.
Schenn needs to break out of this slump and start providing the team with better offense.
Sitting 5th in the Pacific, the idea of the playoffs is looking less and less likely as we hit the middle of February. The Flames simply haven’t been consistent this season, especially on the defensive end.
Calgary has given up 164 goals this year, putting the team 23rd in the NHL. Against good offensive Pacific teams like San Jose and Anaheim, this lack of defense isn’t conducive to winning.
Calgary hasn’t been much better on the offensive end. The team has 149 goals on the year, putting it 19th in the NHL in that category. The fact of the matter is that Calgary just doesn’t have a lot of offensive weapons that can get to the net and score.
The team’s two best goal scorers have been Sean Monahan and Mikael Backlund. Monahan has been a great offensive player all season. He has 19 goals and 16 assists on the year, including three and one over his last five games.
Backlund has had a pretty good year as well. He has 15 goals and 23 assists, including a goal and three assists over his last five games.
NHL Betting Trends:
- The Total has gone OVER in three of Calgary’s last five games
- The Total has gone UNDER in five of Philadelphia’s last five games
Free Philadelphia Flyers vs. Calgary Flames NHL Hockey Prediction:
I really don’t like how Philly has looked recently and I think Calgary will play angry after that shutout loss to a bad team like the Coyotes. I like Calgary to get the W here at home.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Calgary -131
This will be a close, low-scoring affair, I believe. It will be one that Calgary will win on the basis of being a slightly better defensive team. I like the Calgary money line here.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Philadelphia Flyers 2 – Calgary 3
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