Blue Jackets vs Flyers Prediction - NHL Picks 1/4/24

Philadelphia Flyers (19-13-5) vs Columbus Blue Jackets (12-19-8)

Game Info: Thursday, January 4, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)

Betting Odds: Philadelphia Flyers -164 / Columbus Blue Jackets +133 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Toronto Blue Jackets and Philadelphia Flyers face off on Thursday in an NHL showdown at the Wells Fargo Center. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Blue Jackets vs Flyers prediction.

What a Bad Season for the Blue Jackets

The Blue Jackets have really struggled this season and they are coming off another loss in the last game against the Bruins. The Blue Jackets scored a goal but the defense gave up four goals and that led to the defeat. Spencer Martin started in goal and he saved 23 of the 27 shots that he faced. The Blue Jackets on the season is averaging 3.08 goals while their defense is giving up 3.67 goals per game. The defense is ranked 30th and they haven’t been good enough this season. Johnny Gaudreau has scored seven goals and added 18 assists. 

Flyers Coming Off Another Bad Game

The Flyers faced off against the Edmonton Oilers in the last game and they gave up five goals on the way to the defeat. Joel Farabee finished with two assists. The Flyers are averaging 2.92 goals while their defense is giving up 2.78 goals per game. The offense is ranked 25th in the league while the defense is ranked 9th. Travis Konecny has been the top player for the Flyers scoring 18 goals and adding 15 assists so far this season. The Flyers are going to need the defense to step up here. 

Blue Jackets vs Flyers Betting Prediction

The Flyers offense is ranked 25th in the league and they are going to struggle again in this game. The Flyers defense is also good and they are going to step up in a big way in this game. Neither team is going to finish with more than two goals and that is going to be the difference here as this game is going to stay under the total. This is one of my favorite plays of the entire week. 

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

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