Money Line Pick
The Philadelphia Flyers have played themselves back into the playoff mix before the All-Star break. They have a record of 25-16-6 and 56 points, which ties the Carolina Hurricanes for 4th place in the Metropolitan Division. The Flyers enter this game on a two-game winning streak, which includes a 4-3 overtime win over the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday. Philadelphia will look to extend their winning streak to three games when they host the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday. Meanwhile, the Canadiens are currently in 6th place in the Atlantic Division with a record of 20-21-7 and 47 points. Montreal has struggled this month as they are 2-5-1 and are coming off a 1-4 home loss against the Chicago Blackhawks. The Flyers have been the better team in the series, winning seven of the previous ten meetings between these teams. I look for that trend to continue with a win at home over the Canadiens.
Over Under Pick
Both teams are slightly above-average this season in terms of goals per game. Montreal enters this game averaging 3.09 while Philadelphia is averaging 3.17 goals per game, which ranks 14th and 13th in the league, respectively. Defensively, both teams are only average as they are allowing 3.15 and 3.09 goals per game. With both teams being mediocre defensively, I look for the over six goals to be the winning side in this match-up.