Philadelphia Flyers at Columbus Blue Jackets - 4/7/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Philadelphia Flyers at Columbus Blue Jackets - 4/7/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets (33-32-6) vs Philadelphia Flyers (22-37-11)

Game Info: Thursday, April 7, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Nationwide Arena)

Betting Odds: Columbus Blue Jackets +125 / Philadelphia Flyers +162 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Philadelphia Flyers host the Columbus Blue Jackets in Thursday NHL Action.

The Columbus Blue Jackets come into this road contest with an overall record of 33-32-6. Through 71 games, the Blue Jackets are 6th in the Metropolitan Division. On the season, they have found the net 229 times, good for a rank of 12th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Columbus is the 30th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.7 goals per game. So far, the Blue Jackets have a strength of schedule rating of 4th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 22nd ranked team in the NHL.

The Philadelphia Flyers get set to host the Columbus Blue Jackets with an overall record of 22-37-11. This mark places them 7th in the Metropolitan division. Through 70 games, the Flyers have scored 181 goals, giving them an average of 2.57. This output gives them a rank of 30th among NHL teams. On defense, Philadelphia is the 26th ranked unit, giving up 3.51 goals per contest. So far, the Flyers have played the toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Philadelphia's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 29th in the NHL.

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Through 52 games, the Columbus Blue Jackets goal and overall scoring leader is Patrik Laine with 52 points. He has reached his mark of 25 goals, on a shooting percentage of 16.3%. So far, 16.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Jakub Voracek, who has 46 assists to go along with his 5 goals. However, when on the ice the Blue Jackets are -12 in scoring differential. Columbus's top goalie is Elvis Merzlikins, who is giving up an average of 3.37 goals per game.

Through 70 games, the Philadelphia Flyers' goal and overall scoring leader is Cam Atkinson, with 50 points. He has reached his mark of 23 goals, with a shooting percentage of 11.0%. So far, 9.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Travis Konecny, who has 31 assists to go along with his 12 goals. However, when on the ice the Flyers are -20 in scoring differential. Philadelphia's top goalie is Carter Hart, who is giving up an average of 3.11 goals per game. In his 44 games played, he has come up with a quality start just 48 percent of the time.

In Columbus's 71 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 43-25-3. So far, taking the over when the Blue Jackets are playing away from home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 20-14-1. On the season, 72.0% of Columbus's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 47.0% of the scoring coming from the Blue Jackets. In Philadelphia's 70 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 36-33-1. So far, taking the over when the Flyers are playing at home, has been a good bet with an over-under record of 21-15. On the season 56.0% of Philadelphia's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 44.0% of the scoring coming from the Flyers. Look for this matchup to fall below the posted over-under line of 6 goals.

 

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