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Hockey Betting: Boston Bruins vs. Philadelphia Flyers latest odds and picks

It was no surprise that the Bruins were among the NHL’s best 2019-20 teams.  On the other hand, the Flyers emerged as a surprise contender.  Philadelphia earned a round-robin berth as a top-four team.  The Flyers advanced to the second round of the playoffs before their tank emptied.  On the whole, Boston was a massive NHL betting in the postseason.  Following a berth in the 2019 Stanley Cup Final, the 2020 Bruins departed in the second round.  Boston played without focus and discipline.  Gamblers needed a long time to get over it.

Boston Bruins vs. Philadelphia Flyers Betting Information

Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
Location: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
TV Coverage: NBCSN

Boston Bruins vs. Philadelphia Flyers Betting Odds

Bruins -1½ (+185) 5½ (-108) -137
Flyers +1½ (-225) 5½ (-112) +117
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Boston Bruins at Philadelphia Flyers CashBet Wagering Analysis

As a result of their strong starts, both teams will command equal support with the sportsbook odds.  Sharps like a good Boston team getting a road team price.  Contrarily, other pro gamblers like a quality Flyers team that will get a discount price at home.  Cause by the Bruins being a highly public quality contender.  Under the total is another appealing possibility.  Quality teams in high profile games often play sound hockey.

A Stanley Cup Championship Bruin?

Overall, the Bruins have betting on NHL record of 5-1-2 with 3-4 under the total.  Boston has won three of their last four games. NHL metrics show the Bruins 17th for goal scoring and 4th for goals allowed.  Boston ranks 4th for the power play and 2nd for penalty killing.  On the whole, their special teams are among the best in the NHL.  Boston is third in the MassMutual East Division.

Centers Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand lead with five goals each.  Of major concern is the poor start for goaltender Tuukka Rask.  In five games, Rask has a terrible .890 save percentage and 2.49 goals-against average.  Backup Jaroslav Halak has a more impressive .938 save percentage and 1.30 goals-against average.  Namely, David Pastrnak remains out with a hip injury but will return any day.  Pastrnak was the Bruins to scorer in 2020.

Philadelphia Flying on Offense as Defense Lags Behind

Philadelphia has a pro hockey betting record of 6-2-1 with 6-3 over the total.  Late on, the Flyers have won four of their last six games.  Three of their last five games went over the total.  Philadelphia ranks 8th for goal scoring and 23rd for goals allowed.  Penalty killing is a liability for the Flyers.  To illustrate, they rank 28th in that department.  First-place Washington is the only team that leads the Flyers in the MassMutual East Division.

First goaltender Carter Hart has a .900 save percentage and 3.34 goals-against average.  Backup Brian Elliott brings a .928 save percentage and 1.98 goals-against average.  Left-wing James van Riemsdyk and right-wing Travis Konecny have five goals each.  Hart and Elliott have not gotten good support from the blue line.

Boston Bruins at Philadelphia Flyers Against the Spread

To begin with, the Bruins are 8-4 in their last 12 away games.  Seven of their last eight road tilts stayed under the hockey betting total.  Meanwhile, the Flyers have paid in 10 of their last 13 home games.  Five of their last eight home games stayed under the total.

To summarize, the Flyers have had the edge in their series with Boston.  Philadelphia has won 12 of the last 20 meetings.  Three of the previous four games between these teams cleared the total.  At Wells Fargo Center, the Flyers have won three of their last four against Boston.  Three of those four games went over the total.

Boston Bruins at Philadelphia Flyers CashBet Free Pick  

In this situation, we get a quality home team at a favorable NHL gambling price.  As mentioned earlier, the Flyers bring good value in their series with Boston.

Bruins at Flyers CashBet Best Bet: 

Philadelphia Flyers


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