In an incredibly light Monday night NHL schedule, we have a couple of matchups with the potential of having huge score lines. The Flyers will host the Blues in one of those two games and the OVER 5.5 is raking in money at sportsbooks despite the fact Philly has posted five UNDERs in its last 6 games.
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- The total has gone OVER in the Blues’ last 3 games against the Flyers.
- The Blues are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games after losing as a favorite.
- The Flyers are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games at home against teams with losing records.
Volatile is a good word to describe the Blues since the start of January. They’ve given up 3.62 goals per game – the most in the league – and have posted a team save percentage of just .868. Jake Allen is one of those most responsible for the defensive skid as he’s just 1-4 this month with an .841 save percentage. He’s in line to get the start tonight and will want to channel more of what he did against the Leafs two starts ago in which he stopped 26 of Toronto’s 27 shots.
The Flyers have now earned points in five of their last six games and are beginning to once again look like the team that earned 10 straight wins back in 2016. A big difference between this team and the one that went on that winning streak is that this one can’t score. Once the highest-scoring team in the league, Philly had an average of just 2.08 goals per game in the month of January and has the second-worst goal differential per game in that span.
This is a good game for the Flyers to break their goal-scoring slump and if the Blues keep bending the twine like they have been, this total doesn’t stand a chance of staying UNDER.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Philadelphia Flyers as -116 favorites earlier today. The over under opened at 5.5 at MyBookie for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals.
Odds – Shark prediction models pick the Flyers to win this game 2.7-2.6. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
St. Louis Blues vs Philadelphia Flyers Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Supporters of the St. Louis Blues have seen them go 25-22-5 so far this season, while the Flyers are at 26-20-7. In totals betting, the Philadelphia Flyers are 25-21-7, while the Blues are 24-19-9. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Philadelphia vs St. Louis injuries news.
The Philadelphia Flyers sit at No. 27 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds – Shark, while the St. Louis Blues sit at a No. 19 on the same chart.
Offensively, the game matches up the Philadelphia Flyers No. 17-ranked offense (2.72 goals per game) against a St. Louis Blues defense that ranks No. 26 at 3.12 goals per game allowed. The Flyers powerplay has clicked at a 21.43% rate while the Blues have a 83.52% rate on the penalty kill.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
St. Louis lost its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Penguins on February 04. Bettors who backed the Penguins at +101 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
The Flyers were a 1-0 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Kings. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -128 on the moneyline, while the total score (1) was good news for OVER bettors.
- St. Louis is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
- St. Louis is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
- St. Louis is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games on the road
- St. Louis is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
- Philadelphia is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
- Philadelphia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
- Philadelphia is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia’s last 6 games
Next Betting Matchups
St. Louis at Ottawa, Tuesday, February 7th
Philadelphia home to New York, Thursday, February 9th