Colorado Avalanche vs. Philadelphia Flyers - 12/11/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Philadelphia Flyers (17-8-5) at Colorado Avalanche (19-8-3)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 9:30 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Colorado Avalanche -146 / Philadelphia Flyers +132 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Philadelphia Flyers and Colorado Avalanche meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Pepsi Center.
The Philadelphia Flyers look for another win after winning seven of their last nine games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 18.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Oskar Lindblom leads Philadelphia with 11 goals, Travis Konecny has 17 assists and Jakub Voracek has 51 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 84.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Brian Elliott has given up 35 goals on 411 shots faced and Carter Hart has allowed 41 goals on 452 shots. The Philadelphia Flyers have allowed three or less goals in nine straight games.
The Colorado Avalanche look for a win after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 3.7 goals per game and are scoring on 19.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Nathan MacKinnon leads Colorado with 19 goals, Cale Makar has 20 assists and Gabriel Landeskog has 33 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 78.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Philipp Grubauer has allowed 46 goals on 537 shots and Pavel Francouz has allowed 26 goals on 338 shots. The Colorado Avalanche have allowed three or less goals in eight of their last 10 games.
The Flyers are 4-0 in their last 4 games as an underdog, 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 6-1 in their last 7 overall. The Avalanche are 4-1 in their last 5 games as a favorite, 17-6 in their last 23 games as a home favorite and 21-8 in their last 29 home games. The over is 4-1 in Flyers last 5 overall. The over is 4-1-1 in Avalanche last 6 home games. The Flyers are 3-8 in the last 11 meetings in Colorado. The road team is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Colorado.
You can make a case for either of these teams with the way they're playing right now and as good as the Flyers have been on the road and in the underdog role, the Avalanche have been even better on their home ice. When it's all said and done, the Colorado Avalanche have shown more balance and consistency over the course of the season. So in a intriguing game between two hot teams, I'll give the edge to the Avalanche on their home ice, a place that's been very tough to win dating back to the end of last year.