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Stadium: Prudential Center (Newark)
Philadelphia has been underperforming of late. Alain Vigneault's team has five losses in a row ahead of the game against New Jersey. Will the Flyers be able to break their losing streak by winning in Jersey? Let's choose several options to bet on.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
New Jersey played 7 straight games against top teams
And looked very decent during that stretch. For example, the Devils outplayed Tampa Bay on the road and took down Florida 7-3 at home. Lindy Ruff's young team has more losses, of course, but you can see the potential with the naked eye. And the successful duels with the contenders show that the Devils are on the right track.
In the previous game, New Jersey failed on the road against Nashville, 2-4. The Devils are in sixth place in the Metropolitan Division standings.
Philadelphia falling apart again?
There was something similar in the course of last year's championship. At a certain point, The Flyers began to lose more and more often and ended up sinking to the bottom of the table, never managing to get out of there. The reason for that failure was found in the unsuitable lineup. But now, given the renewed roster, it's becoming increasingly clear that it was also due to Coach Vigneault. The coach first does the defense, then, having lost the attack altogether, begins to pay attention to it, and the team begins to concede a lot. That's kind of how it goes. That is, this season is following a proven pattern for the Flyers.
In last week's game, Philadelphia lost at home to Carolina, who flew all the way from Seattle. 3-6, the Flyers' fifth loss in a row.
- New Jersey: Jesper Boqvist, Miles Wood, Tyce Thompson, Jack Hughes Christian Jaros – not playing;
- Philadelphia: Patrick Brown, Tanner Laczynski, Ryan Ellis, Kevin Hayes – not playing. Derick Brassard – questionable.
The opponents played each other 8 times last season, ending the series in a 4-4 draw.
Expert Betting Tips
It feels like Philadelphia is getting weaker and weaker with each game. Alain Vigneault seems to be going through a crisis of ideas. It's likely that the Flyers' coaching staff won't make it to the end of the season as a result. Lindy Ruff and his Devils, on the other hand, are doing fine. The team is progressing and might even be in the race for the playoffs next season. And all is not lost in this one either – a win over Philadelphia, for example, would give the Devils a lead over the Flyers and bring them closer to the playoff zone. That's likely to be the case.
Prediction: New Jersey will be closer to victory.
- New Jersey Not To Lose + Total Over (4.5) for 2.12;
- New Jersey To Win in Regulation Time for 2.09;
- New Jersey To Win in Regulation Time for 2.15.