Vegas Golden Knights vs. Philadelphia Flyers - 1/2/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Vegas Golden Knights vs. Philadelphia Flyers - 1/2/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Flyers (22-13-5) at Vegas Golden Knights (22-15-6)

NHL Hockey: Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 10:00 pm (T-Mobile Arena)

The Line: Vegas Golden Knights -165 / Philadelphia Flyers +149 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Philadelphia Flyers and Vegas Golden Knights meet Thursday in NHL action at the T-Mobile Arena.

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 19.5 percent of their power play opportunities. James van Riemsdyk leads Philadelphia with 12 goals, Travis Konecny has 24 assists and Jakub Voracek has 67 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 83.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Brian Elliott has given up 50 goals on 505 shots faced and Carter Hart has allowed 58 goals on 649 shots. The Philadelphia Flyers have allowed four or more goals in five of their last nine games.

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The Vegas Golden Knights look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 22 percent of their power play opportunities. Max Pacioretty leads Vegas with 16 goals, Mark Stone has 24 assists and Reilly Smith has 104 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 82.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Marc-Andre Fleury has given up 74 goals on 846 shots faced and Malcolm Subban has allowed 42 goals on 439 shots. The Vegas Golden Knights have allowed three or less goals in six of their last nine games.

The Flyers are 5-1 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest, 2-5 in their last 7 road games and 5-2 in their last 7 overall. The Golden Knights are 5-1 in their last 6 home games, 9-4 in their last 13 games as a favorite and 5-1 in their last 6 games as a home favorite. The over is 4-1-1 in Flyers last 6 overall. The under is 9-3 in Golden Knights last 12 home games. The road team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The underdog is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

The Philadelphia Flyers have won three of the five meetings against Vegas, but they've had issues on the road overall as of late and that defense has been getting peppered the last two weeks. The Vegas Golden Knights have been hit or miss, but the defense has improved greatly since the beginning of the season and they're back to having consistent success on their home ice. The price is somewhat reasonable, so I'll side with the Vegas Golden Knights at home. 

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Randy’s Pick Vegas Golden Knights -165

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