The 2021-22 NHL season will begin on Thursday, January 13, with the Eastern Conference showdown at TD Garden in Boston. We’ve also included the latest picks, odds, and predicitions for Flyers vs. Bruins betting.
Philadelphia Flyers vs. Boston Bruins Betting Odds & Line Movement
The Flyers and Bruins conclude their three-game regular season series. They split the first two games, but the Bruins have won seven of ten past matchups with the Flyers. The Bruins opened as a strong -210 home fave for this game at the best Philadelphia online betting sites. Also, the top Boston online gambling apps list the total at 5.5.
Notes On The Philadelphia Flyers
The Philadelphia Flyers (13-15-7) lost 3-2 in overtime to the San Jose Sharks on Saturday. After five consecutive defeats, the Flyers fell to sixth place in the Metropolitan Division standings.
The Flyers are missing several key players, including center Sean Couturier (upper body) and defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen (COVID-19). At the very least, the Flyers activated both Ivan Provorov and Travis Konecny from the COVID-19 list, and these two have combined for 32 points thus far.
The Flyers are putting up 2.57 goals per game (tied-26th in the NHL), yet they’re only shooting 8.3 percent (27th). The Flyers have surrendered 3.31 goals per game (23rd) on the other side of the rink. Both teams have an equally impressive record of 8-6-0. On the ice, Philadelphia has a better offense (3rd), but Vancouver has an edge in goal scoring (T1st). Hart is 7-10-4 with a 2.92 GAA and .912 save percentage, while Jones has a 6–5–2
Notes On The Boston Bruins
The Boston Bruins started a seven-game homestand on Wednesday night, and their match against the Montreal Canadiens was not included in the study. The Washington Capitals were handed their second consecutive defeat and fifth in six outings overall when they lost 7-3 to the Boston Bruins on Monday.
The Bruins are missing defenders Connor Clifton, Derek Forbort, and Tomas Nosek as well as wingers Jake DeBrusk and David Pastrnak. The offensive production of the Bruins continues to come from David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand. They scored two goals against Washington each, as well as four assists from their defender, Matt Grzelcyk.
The Bruins are getting 3.06 goals per game (15th in the NHL) and 8.6 goals on average (25th in the NHL). In a return, they’re allowing just 2.59 goals (7th in the NHL).
Pick And Prediction: Boston Bruins -210
The Flyers are in deep trouble and will face an uphill battle against the red-hot Bruins. The return of a few players will help, but Provorov and Konecny may need some time to get back up to speed after being on the COVID-19 list for a while.
The Flyers won’t have a chance in this match if they continue to defensively fail. Still, it’s tough to bet the Bruins because they’ll be playing without rest. Boston shouldn’t have many issues defeating both Montreal and Philadelphia, but I’d go with the moneyline odds.
Five of the last six games for the Bruins have had six or more goals. Four of those six games had seven or more goals. The Bruins will play against the Flyers, who have given up 19 goals in their four previous games.
Between the Flyers and Bruins, there have been 10 meetings this season. Their first two matchups of the year went over the spread, with seven and nine goals scored in total.