Ice Hockey. NHL
Stadium: Prudential Center (Newark)
The New Jersey Devils will take on the Philadelphia Flyers in a Wednesday night match. Let’s find out what to expect from the upcoming encounter and what’s best to bet on.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
New Jersey form
New Jersey failed to show their best in the last two games. First, there was a devastating defeat inflicted by Winnipeg (4-8), then the club lost at home to Ottawa in the shootout series (2-2, shootout series 1-2). The Devils clearly have problems on defense, as they have allowed as many as 79 goals in 23 games, an average of 3.4. New Jersey have a chance to make the playoffs, but it doesn’t seem likely with the quality of game they are showing.
There are no words, just emotions. Philadelphia lost their last 9 games, seven of them in regulation time. Of course, with a record like that, the club may not count on the playoffs. Currently, Philadelphia ranks 12th in the East and 7th in the Metropolitan Division, nine points behind #5 Pittsburgh. The last game saw Philadelphia unable to cope with Colorado (5-7) at home.
Expert Betting Tips
A meeting of two East Division outsiders, and, of course, there is no clear favorite. Both New Jersey and Philadelphia, if past experience is any guide, tend to lose more than to win. In this matchup, Total Over seems the preferable outcome, as the teams are relatively able to score, but concede a lot.
Prediction: Total Over (5.5).
- TO (5.5) for 1.66;
- X in 1st Period for 2.75;
- Each Period Total Over (1.5) for 4.00.