The St. Louis Blues host the Philadelphia Flyers a massive favorite on Wednesday, January 15. The defending champs hope to add to a 4-match winning streak. Can they versus the upset-minded Flyers? Keep reading for NHL odds, a preview and a free pick for Flyers vs Blues!
Flyers vs Blues 2020 NHL Lines, Game Info & Prediction
- When: Wednesday, Jan.15 at 8:00 pm ET
- Where: Enterprise Center, St. Louis, MO
- TV: NBCSN
- Radio: Flyers / Blues
- Live Stream: NBC Sports Live
- Moneyline Odds: Flyers +159, Blues -200
- Over/Under Odds: 5 ½
Why the Philadelphia Flyers are a good bet to win +159?
Although Philadelphia is in fifth place in the deep Metropolitan Division, the Flyers have played decent hockey. They’ve got a good 24-16-1-5 record. The 5 shootout losses sting because Philadelphia had a shot to win every one of those games. The defense allows 29 shots per. That ranks second in NHL. The Flyers are under the radar. They can sneak up on the Stanley Cup champions.
- Goals For: 3.1
- Shots For: 31.7
- Power Plays: 19%
- Face-Offs: 54.9%
- Goals Against: 3.0
- Shots Against: 29.0
- Penalty Kills: 82%
- Shutouts: 0
Why the St. Louis Blues are a good bet to win -200?
St. Louis continues to show there’s no Cup hangover. The Blues are in the midst of a terrific 4-match winning streak. They beat San Jose, Buffalo, the New York Rangers, and Anaheim. They won 3-of-4 by 3 goals or more. San Jose made it close by losing 3-2. But Buffalo, the Rangers, and the Ducks all lost by at least 3 goals. The Blues are on fire. They should beat the Flyers by at least 2.
- Goals For: 3.2
- Shots For: 30.3
- Power Plays: 25%
- Face-Offs: 52%
- Goals Against: 2.6
- Shots Against: 30.9
- Penalty Kills: 81.7%
- Shutouts: 2
NHL Betting Trends for Philadelphia Flyers vs St. Louis Blues
- The total has gone OVER in 5-of-7 Philadelphia games
- Flyers are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games
- Philadelphia is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games versus St. Louis
- Flyers are 2-8 SU in their last 10 versus the Western Conference
- Louis is 12-3 SU in their last 15
- Blues are 6-2 SU in their last 8 at home versus the Flyers
- The OVER is 6-of-8 in the last 8 Blues games in January
- Louis is 9-0 SU in their last 9 home games
Flyers vs Blues NHL Betting Analysis
Philadelphia looks up against it on Wednesday night. The Flyers have lost 5-of-8 while St. Louis has won 4 straight. But before writing off Philadelphia, take a look at who they beat in their last couple of wins.
On Jan. 8, Philadelphia beat the Washington Capitals 3-2. Then on Jan. 13, they took it to Boston 6-5 in a shootout. Philly has stepped it up versus their top competition. That gives them a small chance to upset the Blues on Wednesday night.
But it’s not a big enough chance. The wins against the Caps and Bruins happened in Philadelphia. The Flyers are 9-13-1-0 in road game this season. Also, St. Louis pummeled the Flyers 7-3 last April. It adds up to a St. Louis win by 2 or more goals. Back the Blues on the handicap.
NHL Free Pick: Blues -1 ½