New Jersey Devils at Philadelphia Flyers - 3/23/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Philadelphia Flyers (15-11-3) vs New Jersey Devils (11-14-4)
Game Info: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
Betting Odds: Philadelphia Flyers -178 / New Jersey Devils +160 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia Flyers meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Wells Fargo Center.
The New Jersey Devils need a win here after losing 10 of their last 14 games. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 13.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Miles Wood leads New Jersey with nine goals, Ty Smith has 13 assists and Jack Hughes has 67 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 70.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Mackenzie Blackwood has allowed 46 goals on 499 shots faced and Scott Wedgewood has allowed 26 goals on 316 shots.
The Philadelphia Flyers need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 19.6 percent of their power play opportunities. James van Riemsdyk leads Philadelphia with 13 goals, Jakub Voracek has 17 assists and Kevin Hayes has 71 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 74.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Carter Hart has allowed 20 goals on 192 shots faced and Brian Elliott has allowed 34 goals on 314 shots.
The Devils are 3-11 in their last 14 games as an underdog and 5-13 in their last 18 overall. The Flyers are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 2-6 in their last 8 home games. The under is 6-0 in Devils last 6 overall. The over is 21-8 in Flyers last 29 overall. The Devils are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings. The road team is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings. The favorite is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The Philadelphia Flyers aren't a team I'm thrilled about backing in the juicy favorite role, but the Devils have nothing going for them right now and haven't provided much value as an underdog. The Flyers have had some recent success playing on the end of a back to back, and they have outscored the Devils 8-4 in the two meetings this season. I'll side with the Flyers here and take the PL to make the bet worth my while.