Philadelphia Flyers at Boston Bruins - 4/5/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Boston Bruins (19-10-5) vs Philadelphia Flyers (17-14-5)
Game Info: Monday, April 5, 2021 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)
Betting Odds: Boston Bruins -173 / Philadelphia Flyers +156 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Philadelphia Flyers and the Boston Bruins meet in NHL action from the TD Garden on Monday night.
The Philadelphia Flyers will try to bounce back from another defeat, this one at the hands of the New York Islanders by a final score of 3-2 in their last matchup. James van Riemsdyk leads the Flyers in scoring with 31 points with 13 goals and 8 assists while Jakub Voracek has a team-high 24 points and Joel Farabee leads the Flyers in goals with 14 markers on the year. As a team, Philadelphia is averaging 3 goals per game on 29.4 shots against with a 19.8% success rate on the power play while allowing 3.6 goals per game on 29.1 shots against with a 73.3% kill rate on the penalty kill this season.
The Boston Bruins will be out to build on their 7-5 win over the Penguins in Saturday’s matchup. Brad Marchand leads the Bruins in scoring with 41 points including team-highs of 17 goals and 24 assists while David Pastrnak has 30 points with 16 goals and 14 assists in addition to 112 shots on goal and Patrice Bergeron has 29 points with 11 goals and 18 assists this season. As a team, Boston is averaging 2.7 goals on 32.4 shots per game with a 23.1% success rate on the power play while allowing 2.5 goals on 27 shots with an 89% kill rate on the PK this season.
Philadelphia is 2-6 in their last 8 games overall and 2-11 in their last 13 games as an underdog while the over is 11-3 in their last 14 games overall. Boston is 1-8 in their last 9 games following a win and 4-1 in their last 5 games played on 1 days’ rest while the under is 12-3-1 in their last 16 games overall. The ove is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
I’ve gone back and forth on this one and the total feels a bit puzzling considering that Boston’s had scoring issues lately. However, the Flyers are allowing 4.4 goals per game in their last 10 games and with a total of 5.5, a goal or two from a capable Flyers team would help push us over this number. I think that’s exactly how Monday’s matchup shakes out, so give me the over in this one.
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