Philadelphia Flyers vs. Winnipeg Jets - 2/22/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Winnipeg Jets (32-25-5) at Philadelphia Flyers (34-20-7)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 1:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers -135 / Winnipeg Jets +122 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Winnipeg Jets and Philadelphia Flyers meet Saturday in NHL action at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Winnipeg Jets look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 19.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Kyle Connor leads Winnipeg with 29 goals, Mark Scheifele has 36 assists and Blake Wheeler has 156 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing three goals per game and are killing 75.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 123 goals on 1,520 shots faced and Laurent Brossoit has allowed 50 goals on 445 shots. The Winnipeg Jets have allowed two or less goals in eight of their last 11 games.
The Philadelphia Flyers look for a win after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 19.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Travis Konecny leads Philadelphia with 19 goals, Sean Couturier has 35 assists and Claude Giroux has 162 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 82.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Brian Elliott has given up 75 goals on 738 shots faced and Carter Hart has allowed 81 goals on 863 shots. The Philadelphia Flyers have allowed three or less goals in nine of their last 13 games.
The Jets are 2-7 in their last 9 games as an underdog, 8-2 in their last 10 Saturday games and 4-1 in their last 5 games following a win. The Flyers are 5-1 in their last 6 home games, 4-1 in their last 5 games as a favorite and 5-2 in their last 7 overall. The under is 4-1 in Jets last 5 overall. The over is 5-0 in Flyers last 5 overall. The Jets are 8-21-1 in the last 30 meetings in Philadelphia and 19-41-2 in the last 62 meetings.
The home team has won each of the last eight meetings between the Flyers and Jets, as you have to go back to November of 2015 for a road team to win a game in this series. The Winnipeg Jets have provided very little value in the underdog role over the last few weeks, while the Flyers have played their best hockey at home and are led by a defense that's making big strides down the homestretch. Early game, give me the Flyers and the reasonable price.