Minnesota Wild vs. Philadelphia Flyers - 12/14/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Philadelphia Flyers (17-9-5) at Minnesota Wild (15-12-5)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 7:00 pm (Xcel Energy Center)
The Line: Minnesota Wild -125 / Philadelphia Flyers +113 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Philadelphia Flyers and Minnesota Wild meet Saturday in NHL action at the Xcel Energy Center.
The Philadelphia Flyers look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 17.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Oskar Lindblom leads Philadelphia with 11 goals, Travis Konecny has 17 assists and Jakub Voracek has 55 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 85.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Brian Elliott has given up 35 goals on 411 shots faced and Carter Hart has allowed 44 goals on 479 shots. The Philadelphia Flyers have allowed three or less goals in their last 10 games.
The Minnesota Wild look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The Minnesota Wild are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 18.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Zach Parise leads Minnesota with 12 goals, Ryan Suter has 15 assists and Eric Staal has 56 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 77.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Devan Dubnyk has given up 42 goals on 392 shots faced and Alex Stalock has allowed 45 goals on 481 shots. The Minnesota Wild have allowed three or more goals in six of their last 10 games.
The Flyers are 4-1 in their last 5 games as an underdog, 6-2 in their last 8 games as a road underdog and 6-2 in their last 8 overall. The Wild are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest, 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 6-2 in their last 8 overall. The over is 5-2 in Flyers last 7 games as an underdog. The over is 3-1-1 in Wild last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Flyers are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Minnesota and 7-2 in the last 9 meetings. The underdog is 8-1 in the last 9 meetings.
Both the Philadelphia Flyers and Minnesota Wild are playing impressive hockey over the last couple of weeks and it's the offense that's led the way most nights. The last two meetings between these teams have produced a combined 20 goals. Four of the Flyers last six games have seen seven goals and the Wild's last game produced a combined 11 goals. There's a lot of offense in recent play and the last two meetings between these clubs overall. I like the over in this intriguing matchup.