Anaheim Ducks vs. Philadelphia Flyers - 12/29/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Philadelphia Flyers (21-11-5) at Anaheim Ducks (16-18-4)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, December 29, 2019 at 8:30 pm (Honda Center)
The Line: Anaheim Ducks +109 / Philadelphia Flyers -120 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Philadelphia Flyers and Anaheim Ducks meet Sunday in NHL action at the Honda Center.
The Philadelphia Flyers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 19.7 percent of their power play opportunities. James van Riemsdyk leads Philadelphia with 12 goals, Travis Konecny has 22 assists and Jakub Voracek has 63 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 82.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Brian Elliott has given up 45 goals on 462 shots faced and Carter Hart has allowed 51 goals on 606 shots. The Philadelphia Flyers have allowed three or more goals in seven of their last 10 games.
The Anaheim Ducks look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 15.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Jakob Silfverberg leads Anaheim with 13 goals, Hampus Lindholm has 16 assists and Rickard Rakell has 103 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 78.4 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 77 goals on 831 shots faced and Ryan Miller has allowed 33 goals on 332 shots. The Anaheim Ducks have allowed three or less goals in their last six games.
The Flyers are 2-8 in their last 10 games playing on 0 days rest, 1-4 in their last 5 Sunday games and 4-1 in their last 5 games as a road favorite. The Ducks are 8-3 in their last 11 games as a home underdog, 4-9 in their last 13 games as an underdog and 4-10 in their last 14 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 3-1-1 in Flyers last 5 overall. The under is 4-1 in Ducks last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Flyers are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The favorite is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings. The over is 9-2 in the last 11 meetings in Anaheim and 7-3-2 in the last 12 meetings.
The Philadelphia Flyers are on the end of a back to back, something they haven't handled well this season, and they've shown some defensive issues in their losses as of late. The Anaheim Ducks have been hit or miss all season long, but the defense has been improved over the last week or so and they've been money in the home underdog role. I'll take a shot with the Ducks at home and with this price.