Philadelphia Flyers

Detroit Red Wings


PHI Flyers -1.5 Point Spread

Under 6.0 Game Totals

Puck Line Pick

Whenever the Red Wings are involved in a game, you have to ask yourself if it is worth laying the price to bet against them. Detroit have lost eight games in a row and continue to be a complete fade. They have virtually no chance to make the playoffs, so what do they really have to play for? Meanwhile, the Flyers are in a dog fight for the playoffs right now, tied with the Carolina Hurricanes for the last spot in the Eastern Conference. This is a game they cannot afford to lose given how bad the Red Wings are. Philadelphia already beat this team back in November 6-1 and there is no reason to believe this game will be any different with a venue change. There is absolutely no value to take the Philadelphia on the money line, so I can only take them on the puck line as a small lean.

Over Under Pick

Similar to the side, this is a total I do not love. Detroit is one of if not the worst offense in the entire NHL. They only average 2.1 goals per game this season. That has dropped to 1.6 goals per game over their last five. That said, their defense is just as bad or worse. Philly has an offense that is playing well right now, but they are the only ones I can see scoring. That being said, I have to lean to the under because the Red Wings offense is not going to help at all.