Canucks vs Flyers Prediction - NHL Picks 10/17/23

Philadelphia Flyers (1-1) vs Vancouver Canucks (2-0)

Game Info: Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at 6:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)

Betting Odds: Philadelphia Flyers +116 / Vancouver Canucks -140 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Vancouver Canucks will play the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Vancouver has won both games played this season, while Philadelphia has split their first two games. 

Canucks Preview

The Vancouver Canucks are 2-0 this season after they defeated the Edmonton Oilers by a score of 4-3 in their last game. Vancouver trailed 1-0 early in the first period, but they scored three out of the next four goals. The Canucks went into the third period tied at three, but they were able to scoring the game winning goal early in the final period. The Canucks were out shot by a total of 40-16 and went 1-3 on the power play in the win. Vancouver also defeated the Oilers in their first game by a score of 8-1. The Vancouver Canucks are scoring 6.00 goals per game and allowing 2.00 goals against per game, while they are 44.4% on the power play and 72.7% on the penalty kill. Elias Pettersson has led the Canucks this year with one goal, five assists, and six shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Vancouver is Thatcher Demko, who is 1-0-0 this year with a 1.25 goals against average and a .955 save percentage. 

Flyers Preview

The Philadelphia Flyers are 1-1-0 this season after they lost to the Ottawa Senators by a score of 5-2 in their last game. Philadelphia trailed 2-0 early in the first period, but they did cut the lead to 3-2 in the second, before Ottawa put the game away. The Flyers were out shot by a total of 31-21 and went 1-6 on the power play in the loss. Philadelphia defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets by a score of 4-2 in their first game. The Philadelphia Flyers are scoring 3.00 goals per game and allowing 3.50 goals against per game, while going 11.1% on the power play and 66.7% on the penalty kill. Travis Konecny has led the Flyers with three goals, one assist, and seven shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Philadelphia is Carter Hart, who is 1-1-0 this year with a 2.00 goals against average and a .891 save percentage.

Philadelphia Flyers Team Facts

  • The Flyers have lost each of their last 10 games following a road loss.
  • The underdogs have covered the puck line in each of the last six games between the Canucks and Flyers at Wells Fargo Center.
  • The Flyers have lost the second period in each of their last six games as underdogs following a road loss.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in each of the Flyers' last five games.

Vancouver Canucks Team Facts

  • The Canucks have won six of their last seven games.
  • The Canucks have covered the puck line in seven of their last eight games against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in 10 of the Canucks' last 11 games against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • The home team has won the second period in each of the Canucks' last five games.

Philadelphia Flyers Player Prop Facts

  • Tyson Foerster has recorded at least one point in each of his last six appearances.
  • Travis Konecny has scored at least one goal in each of the Flyers' last three games.
  • Noah Cates has recorded at least one assist in seven of the Flyers' last eight home games.
  • Cam Atkinson ranks T1st in the league for Game Winning Goals (1) this season.

Vancouver Canucks Player Prop Facts

  • J.T. Miller has recorded at least one point in each of his last seven appearances in night games at Wells Fargo Center.
  • J.T. Miller has scored a goal in each of the Canucks' last three games as favorites.
  • Quinn Hughes has recorded at least one assist in each of the Canucks' last four games against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • Elias Pettersson ranks T1st in the league for Assists (5) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Philadelphia Flyers ranks T3rd in the league for goals in Period 1 per game this season (1.50).
  • The Philadelphia Flyers ranks T28th in the league for goals in Period 2 per game this season (0.50).
  • The Vancouver Canucks ranks T6th in the league for goals against per game this season (2.00).
  • The Vancouver Canucks ranks T1st in the league in short handed goals allowed this season (0).

Pick

Vancouver is coming off of two nice wins against the Oilers and they really took advantage of that bad Edmonton defense. The Flyers split their first two games, but they were both on the road. I think we are getting some value with the Flyers at home, against a Vancouver team that is playing their first game out of Western Canada. I also think the Canucks will find it more difficult to get scoring chances than they did against Edmonton. Take the Flyers at home. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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