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In tonight’s cross-conference battle, the St. Louis Blues will face the Philadelphia Flyers. With 79 points, the Blues are in second place in the Central Division, while the Flyers are in last place in the Metropolitan Division with 51 points. Is it possible for the Flyers to pull off a major upset tonight? It’s time to find out as we begin our NHL odds series with a prediction and selection between the Flyers and the Blues.
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Here are the NHL odds for the Flyers vs. Blues, courtesy of FanDuel.
NHL Betting Odds: Flyers vs. Blues
+1.5 (-112) (+205 ML) Philadelphia Flyers
-1.5 (-108) St. Louis Blues (-260 ML)
Count: 6 (-110)
Under the age of six (-110)
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Why Do The Flyers Have A Chance To Cover The Spread/Win?
The Philadelphia Flyers have little chance of reaching the playoffs this season after trading away their beloved captain Claude Giroux after 1,000 games with the team. This season, the Flyers have struggled on defense, allowing the ninth-most goals in the league (3.43 goals per game). The Flyers’ starting goalkeeper Carter Hart is hoping for another start tonight, which will be a struggle to say the least. He has a save percentage of.910 and a goal-against average of 2.97 per game. To protect the Flyers from finishing last in their division, he’ll try to shut down a top-five Blues offensive tonight.
Why the Blues Have a Chance to Cover the Spread and Win
The center division is jam-packed, and a battle for second place is still raging. For the time being, the St. Louis Blues have the lead, but the Wild and Predators have joined the race as each club is within one point of the Blues. Tonight is the ideal chance for the Blues to break out of their current funk and pick up those crucial additional points. The Blues’ starting goalkeeper for tonight is still unknown, but we can presume it will be Ville Husso, who has all but officially taken over the number one goaltending role. He has a.925 save percentage while allowing just 2.33 goals against per game. Against a poor Flyers club, he’ll want to provide his team an additional two points tonight.
Final Flyers-Blues Prediction & Pick
This is another one of those games where you shouldn’t overthink things. The Blues have been in a bit of a funk recently, but the Flyers have been in a funk all season. At this moment, the Blues are competing for playoff placement, and the Flyers are playing for pride. I believe the Blues will come out seeking for a way to prove themselves, and that is precisely what they will do. I’m not crazy with the odds for this game, but it’s better than nothing. Give me the Blues puck line before the odds go up.
Final game between the Flyers and the Blues Blues -1.5 (prediction and pick) (-108)
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