Chicago Blackhawks at Philadelphia Flyers odds, picks and predictions

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The Chicago Blackhawks (12-26-4) and Philadelphia Flyers (19-19-7) square off for a Thursday matchup at the Wells Fargo Center at 7 p.m. ET. Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Blackhawks vs. Flyers odds, and make our expert NHL picks and predictions.

Chicago’s tank season has perhaps accidentally climbed back on the rails in recent weeks. The Blackhawks — losers of 13 of 14 from Dec. 4-Jan. 3 — have gone 4-1-0 since Jan. 6. When they hit the ice in Philadelphia, they’ll be looking to undo a losing skid longer than anything they endured in December — the Hawks haven’t won in Philadelphia since 1996.

The Flyers are also 4-1-0 in their last 5. A bottom-10 team in scoring for the season, Philadelphia has been finding quite a bit of twine at home recently. Across their last 5 games on home ice, the Flyers have averaged 4.6 goals per game.

Blackhawks at Flyers odds

Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub Lines last updated at 1:34 p.m. ET.

  • Moneyline: Blackhawks +200 (bet $100 to win $200) | Flyers -240 (bet $240 to win $100)
  • Puck line (PL)/Against the spread (ATS): Blackhawks +1.5 (-130) | Flyers -1.5 (+110)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 6.5 (O: +110 | U: -130)

Blackhawks at Flyers projected goalies

Petr Mrazek (4-10-1, 4.17 GAA, .877 SV%) vs Carter Hart (13-13-6, 3.00 GAA, .907 SV%)

Mrazek is making his 1st road start since Dec. 27. The 30-year-old netminder is behind a Chicago defense that has been dinged for 33.8 shots per contest over the team’s last 10 games.

Hart has had a rough month so far, posting an .888 SV% and mostly getting hurt by even-strength goals. In his last game Monday at Boston, he allowed 4 goals in 28 minutes.

Blackhawks at Flyers picks and predictions

Prediction

Philadelphia 5, Chicago 2

Moneyline

PASS. Look to leverage a significant Chicago fade on the puck line.

Puck line/Against the spread

Any public lean toward winning-of-late Chicago should provide value on the other side here. The Blackhawks’ defense is porous and struggling Mrazek is behind a defense that gives up a slew of scoring chances.

His opposite in the other cage owns a .944 SV% in 2 career games against the Hawks. On offense, Philly has been climbing the ladder in the last month or so with regard to creating high-danger chances.

Each of Chicago’s last 14 losses has come my a multi-goal margin.

BACK THE FLYERS -1.5 (+110).

Over/Under

The Chicago side of the ledger is not dangerous enough to join the Flyers in any kind of goal-spiral game here PASS.

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