Colorado Hopes to Get Back on Track
There are some interesting NHL matchups on the schedule on Monday night, including a big game in Philadelphia. The Flyers are set to host the Colorado Avalanche as both teams are looking to get back on track.
Colorado comes into this game with 27 points on the year, but that’s actually a much lower total than what was expected this season. The Avalanche have gone 2-3-0 over their last five games, and are struggling with consistency.
Philadelphia comes into this game with 21 points on the year, and they are having a tough time winning close games. The Flyers are 1-9-3 over their last 13.
The NHL betting lines for this game have the Colorado Avalanche as the moneyline betting favorites at -200 over the Philadelphia Flyers.
Avalanche Winning With Defense
The Colorado Avalanche overwhelmed opponents a season ago on the way to the Stanley Cup, but they haven’t been as dominant this season. Colorado is still scoring a lot, but it is winning because the defense is holding opponents to just 2.77 goals per night.
Nathan MacKinnon is leading the charge for the Avalanche this season, as he has racked up 25 assists to lead the team with 33 points. Colorado has continued to be great on the power play as they have converted at a league-best 32.5 percent rate.
Goaltender Alexandar Georgiev has gone 11-3-1 in net this season, and his strong play has allowed the Avalanche to continue to rack up wins.
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Flyers Not Scoring Any Goals
After the most recent loss, Flyers coach John Tortorella said, “I don’t think we had many lapses tonight.” It’s unclear which side of the ice Tortorella was referring to, but this team has to find a way to start scoring more goals.
Philadelphia comes into this game scoring an NHL-least 2.36 goals per game, and that’s just not going to get the job done on a consistent basis. The Flyers are also allowing 3.24 goals per night, and the special team’s play has been a major challenge.
Kevin Hayes has done his best to lead the Flyers as he has eight goals and 17 assists on the year. This matchup is not a good one for Philadelphia, as it will take some offense to keep up with the Avalanche.
Avalanche vs Flyers Game Injuries
Avalanche vs Flyers Head-to-Head
This is the first game of the season series for the Avalanche and Flyers. They will also meet in Colorado on Dec. 13. The Avalanche have won five of the last six meetings.
Avalanche vs Flyers Game Information
- Game: Avalanche (13-8-1) vs Flyers (8-12-5)
- Location: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
- Day/Time: Monday, Dec. 5, 7 p.m. ET
- Avalanche vs Flyers Live stream: NHL.TV
Avalanche vs Flyers Betting Lines
Avalanche vs Flyers Picks & Prediction
Both teams have been struggling of late, and that does make betting online for this matchup a bit interesting. You have to look at the overall talent of each team when making a bet on this game, and the Avalanche clearly have the edge.
Philadelphia will find a way to keep this game close for two periods, but they just don’t have the offense to keep up. Colorado is looking for a way to get back on track, and this game should give them a great chance.
Head to BetUS Sportsbook and not only take the Colorado Avalanche to win this game (-200), but you can also get them at -1½ (+130).
Colorado is listed at -200 in our Vegas NHL lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Avalanche, you have a chance to win $50. Philadelphia is +170, offering a chance to win $170.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines give Colorado a 66.67% chance to win, with the Flyers at 37.04%.