Senators vs Flyers Prediction - NHL Picks 3/2/24

Philadelphia Flyers (31-22-7) vs Ottawa Senators (25-29-3)

Game Info: Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)

Betting Odds: Philadelphia Flyers -143 / Ottawa Senators +115 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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

Senators On Tired Legs

Not only will the Senators have tired legs because of their game on Friday, they also lost the game. The Senators scored three goals against the Arizona Coyotes, but the defense gave up five goals. Shane Pinto had a strong game scoring a goal and adding an assist. The Senators are averaging 3.29 goals while their defense is giving up 3.59 goals per game. The offense is ranked 11th but the defense is ranked 30th. Tim Stutzle has scored 14 goals and added 42 assists. The Senators will meet the Ducks, Kings, and Sharks after this one.

Flyers Defense Struggled

The Flyers faced off against the Washington Capitals on Friday and the defense was an issue. The Flyers scored two goals, but the defense gave up five. Owen Tippett did finish with a goal and an assist. The Flyers are averaging 2.97 goals, while their defense is giving up 2.95 goals per game. The defense is ranked 11th, while the offense is ranked 20th. When this team has had success they have usually had to lean on the defense. Travis Konecny has scored 27 goals and added 27 assists so far this season. The Flyers will face the Blues after this game.

Philadelphia Flyers Player Prop Facts

  • Travis Konecny has recorded at least one point in each of his last eight appearances with the Flyers as favorites against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Travis Konecny has recorded at least one assist in seven of his last eight appearances with the Flyers as favorites against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Ryan Ellis has scored a goal in each of his last four appearances with his team as a home favorite against the Senators.
  • Sean Couturier ranks 1st in the Metropolitan Division for shootout goals (3) this season.

Ottawa Senators Player Prop Facts

  • Drake Batherson has scored a goal in each of the Senators' last four games.
  • Shane Pinto has recorded at least one assist in five of his last six appearances against Eastern Conference opponents.
  • Tim Stuetzle has recorded at least one point in each of the Senators' last eight games against the Flyers.
  • Ridly Greig ranks 1st amongst rookies for Plus/Minus (+18) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Philadelphia Flyers rank 31st in the league in power play percentage this season (13.27%).
  • The Philadelphia Flyers rank 2nd in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (85.94%).
  • The Ottawa Senators rank 31st in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (73.14%).
  • The Ottawa Senators rank 30th in the league for goals against per game this season (3.59).

Senators vs Flyers Betting Prediction 

These are both teams who will have some tired legs after playing on Friday, so neither team has an edge there. On tired legs, the first thing to typically go is the defense, and the Senators already struggled with that. The Senators are giving up 3.59 goals per game and their defense is going to really struggle in this game. The Flyers will score at least three goals here, and that will be enough for them to pick up the victory.

Shane’s Pick Philadelphia Flyers -143

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