Vancouver Canucks vs. Philadelphia Flyers - 10/12/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Philadelphia Flyers (2-0) at Vancouver Canucks (1-2)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Arena)
The Line: Vancouver Canucks -120 / Philadelphia Flyers +100 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Philadelphia Flyers and Vancouver Canucks meet Saturday in NHL action at the Rogers Arena.
The Philadelphia Flyers look for another victory after beating the Blackhawks and Devils to start the season. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging four goals per game and are scoring on 42.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Travis Konecny leads Philadelphia with three goals, Ivan Provorov has two assists and Sean Couturier has nine shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 1.5 goals per game and are killing 85.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Carter Hart has allowed three goals on 56 shots faced. The Philadelphia Flyers have allowed three or more goals in 10 of their last 12 games.
The Vancouver Canucks look to get back to a .500 record with another home victory. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 8.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Brandon Sutter leads Vancouver with two goals, J.T. Miller has four assists and Tanner Pearson has 14 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 100 percent of their opponents power plays. Jacob Markstrom has given up seven goals on 90 shots faced. The Vancouver Canucks have allowed three or less goals in each of their last eight games.
The Flyers are 4-0 in their last 4 overall, 2-5 in their last 7 games as a home underdog and 0-4 in their last 4 games as a road underdog. The Canucks are 4-0 in their last 4 home games, 5-2 in their last 7 games as a favorite and 6-16 in their last 22 games playing on 2 days rest. The over is 8-2 in Flyers last 10 overall. The under is 11-4 in Canucks last 15 home games. The Flyers are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. The under is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Philadelphia Flyers have won five of the last seven meetings against the Canucks, but they still have to prove themselves to me before I believe this strong start to the season is sustainable. The Vancouver Canucks are coming off their best performance of this young season and have played their best hockey as of late on their home ice, especially in the favorite role. The Canucks have the defense to slowdown the Flyers offensive attack, and you have to be encouraged what they did offensively in their last contest. I'll lay the reasonable price with the Canucks at home.