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Boston Bruins at Philadelphia Flyers Betting Preview

by USA WagerFebruary 5, 2021

Boston Bruins at Philadelphia Flyers Betting Preview: Tonight, the red hot Boston Bruins (7-1-2) faceoff against the Philadelphia Flyers (7-2-2) at 7:00 p.m. ET at Wells Fargo Center. Below, we will be analyzing what to expect when these two dominant teams clash for the second time in three days.

Odds, Spreads, and Lines

  • Last updated: 12:56 p.m.
  • Moneyline: Bruins (-135), Flyers (+117)
  • Puckline: Bruins -1.5 (+183), Flyers +1.5 (-216)
  • Over/Under: 5.5 (O -110), (U -108)

Boston Bruins at Philadelphia Flyers Betting: Key Players

In their thrilling matchup on Wednesday night, David Pastrnak was responsible for 3 regulation goals, including a goal with 15 seconds remaining in the third period to send the game into overtime. He also assisted Patrice Bergeron within the first 30 seconds of overtime giving his team the much needed extra point.

Wednesday night was Pastrnaks’ third game back this season from injury and as you can see, he didn’t miss a single beat. The star right-winger has a whopping 7 points in his 3 games played this season, with 5 goals and 2 assists.

Philadelphia has the right to be worried about tonight as Boston’s first line is getting into their groove and what seems to repeat itself every single year. 

Boston Bruins at Philadelphia Flyers Betting Analysis

Moneyline (ML)

While the Bruins sit atop of the East Division with 16 points, Philadelphia lays right behind them with 16 points of their own. Yes, it may be tempting to take the Bruins moneyline tonight but it is crucial in considering 4 of their 7 wins this season have been a close contest, and have ultimately been decided by one goal.

The revenge factor also plays a significant role in determining the outcome of this divisional matchup. Having played just a couple days ago, the Flyers are expected to come out hot. However, it’s nothing the Bruins can’t handle.

The Boston Bruins are a comeback story. When counted out, they defy all odds and make the miraculous play many other teams fail to execute. 

When placing a bet on any matchup it is always essential in looking at who the public has as the majority of the time, they are unfortunately wrong in their beliefs about who will come on top when it’s all finished. 57% of the public is on the underdog, the Flyers, in this matchup, giving us more of a reason to believe in the Bruins.

Over/Under (O/U)

The over/under is what really catches our attention when looking at the low line set for this Friday night matchup at 5.5. A low total of goals is expected from Vegas’ point of view and from what we know, they are the ones consistently bringing in money night after night. 

While the average bettor will look at the over/under line and say to themselves the total goals scored is too low and must go over, someone much more advanced will recognize it is likely to hit the under. 

The Boston Bruins average 3.33 goals per game while only allowing 2.58 goals against per game. The Philadelphia Flyers score 3.54 goals per game and disappointingly allow 3.23 goals against per game. 

Prepare for a pretty vicious game with a lot of penalties and scraps after the whistle blows. These divisional matchups can be a war, and it is likely to occur tonight.

Free Pick: Under 5.5

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