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Boston and Philadelphia traded victories in their opening two meetings of the season. Who will take the lead in the season series in the upcoming clash? We predict that the Bruins will be the closer!Claim Your Sign-Up Bonus!
Boston continue to rapidly improve their standings after a weak start to the regular season. Back then, the Bruins suffered a few setbacks, but after the Christmas break, they made good progress. In the last seven meetings, Bruce Cassidy's team managed to win six games with the only defeat by Minnesota - 2-3. The current home series also got off to a flying start, beating long-suffering Montreal 5-1, and the main hero of the game was Brad Marchand, who notched a hat trick. Boston are currently sitting in eighth place in the Western Conference standings, but they still have a few games left against their rivals to climb up the standings.
Philadelphia have mixed success this regular season, which is not enough to contend for the playoffs seriously. Things started pretty well for the Flyers, but they snapped a 10-game losing streak, which proved disastrous. The series of failures was replaced by a successful period when the Orange won five games out of six, but in the debut of 2022, Mike Yeo's wards again fell into crisis, losing five times in a row. It is extremely difficult to expect to solve big problems with such a rollercoaster ride, so we now find the Pennsylvania club in 11th place in the Eastern Conference standings.
Expert Betting Tips
Boston and Philadelphia are not the best in the current regular championship, but the Bruins gradually stabilize the situation, but the Flyers continue to lose ground. The Massachusetts representatives are in good shape, having won six of their last seven games. In contrast, the Pennsylvanians cannot win in five straight, and the Orange have huge roster problems. As a result, the hosts are now favourites again, and you can bet on Boston to win with a handicap (-1.5) for 1.95.
Charlie McAvoy is Boston's most active defender in connecting on offense. The 24-year-old defenseman is indispensable on the power play and is also efficient on offence. His statistics show that he has already scored 20 points (5 goals + 15 assists) in 30 games. He is in good form right now, so we would say that Charlie McAvoy's Total Over 0.5 point for 1.80 should be a good bet.
Boston and Philadelphia have been active and productive this season. In their two previous meetings, the teams scored 16 goals against each other (8.00 goals per game average). The Bruins, who have scored 33 goals (4.71 average per game) in their last seven games, should be especially persistent in the upcoming game. The Flyers, meanwhile, have allowed 19 goals (4.75 average per game) in their previous four games, so a bet on Boston's Total Over 3.5 goals for 1.76 is worth considering.