Florida Panthers vs. Philadelphia Flyers - 2/13/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Philadelphia Flyers (31-19-7) at Florida Panthers (30-20-6)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 7:00 pm (BB&T Center)
The Line: Florida Panthers -127 / Philadelphia Flyers +115 --- Over/Under: 6.5
The Philadelphia Flyers and Florida Panthers meet Thursday in NHL action at the BB&T Center.
The Philadelphia Flyers look for a win after winning six of their last nine games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 19.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Travis Konecny leads Philadelphia with 19 goals, Sean Couturier has 34 assists and Claude Giroux has 159 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 81.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Brian Elliott has given up 75 goals on 738 shots faced and Carter Hart has allowed 75 goals on 812 shots. The Philadelphia Flyers have allowed three or less goals in six of their last nine games.
The Florida Panthers need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Florida Panthers are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 22.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Evgenii Dadonov leads Florida with 23 goals, Jonathan Huberdeau has 49 assists and Mike Hoffman has 159 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 77.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Sergei Bobrovsky has given up 132 goals on 1,293 shots faced and Sam Montembeault has allowed 27 goals on 244 shots. The Florida Panthers have allowed three or more goals in 10 of their last 12 games.
The Flyers are 19-7 in their last 26 games playing on 1 days rest, 5-2 in their last 7 games as an underdog and 2-8 in their last 10 games as a road underdog. The Panthers are 4-0 in their last 4 games as a favorite, 6-1 in their last 7 games as a home favorite and 7-3 in their last 10 home games. The over is 8-1 in Flyers last 9 road games. The over is 28-11-2 in Panthers last 41 home games. The Flyers are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Florida and 2-5 in the last 7 meetings. The home team is 16-5 in the last 21 meetings. The favorite is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Florida and 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The Philadelphia Flyers are the hotter team in this matchup, and they just beat the Panthers rather easily a few days ago, 4-1. However, these meetings are key in a high playoff race, and you have to think the home team will have the edge in each matchup. In fact, the home team has won nine of the last 10 meetings between the Flyers and Panthers. I'll gladly lay the cheap price with the Panthers on their home ice.