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Back Flyers to Upset Devils in Stadium Series

The hype builds up for this first part of the back-to-back Stadium Series on Saturday night in East Rutherford, N.J. But it won’t be the home team, New Jersey, winning against Philadelphia. The Flyers are the underdogs per the odds for this NHL game. But Philadelphia could be the sharper team when the puck drops, which behooves us to bet on it. The Devils are in for a letdown spot here given the conditions.


Back Flyers to Upset Devils in Stadium Series

Flyers vs Devils Game Information

  1. Game: Flyers (29-19-7) vs Devils (27-22-4)
  2. Date/Time: Saturday, Feb. 17, 8 p.m. ET
  3. Location: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ (Outdoor)
  4. Flyers vs Devils Live Stream: NHL.com

The Flyers are +135 on the betting lines. Expect plenty of action against Philadelphia as home teams have won five straight outdoor games. So either the moneyline or puckline (-190) is worth a bet online for Philadelphia as it could outwork New Jersey. The total of 6½ is also expected to go under (-120) and a lower-scoring game favors Philly’s style.

Flyers vs Devils Odds and Spreads

  1. Philadelphia is 7-4 in its last 11 games when playing on the road versus a team with a winning record
  2. New Jersey is 3-5 in its last eight home games
  3. The Flyers are 6-3 on the puck line in their last nine games as an underdog
  4. The Devils are 2-6 on the puck line in their last eight games as a home favorite
  5. The total has gone under in 11 of Philadelphia’s last 15 division games
  6. The ‘under’ is 5-2-1 in the Flyers’ last eight games as an underdog
  7. The total has gone under in six of New Jersey’s last seven conference games
  8. Devils forward Jack Hughes has four points in five games post-All-Star break

Flyers vs Devils Moneyline Pick: Flyers (+135)

Philadelphia is just 1-4 when playing outdoors. But it is also used to being underdogs and has been profitable as one, which is why the Flyers are a brilliant 23-4 on the puck line (against the spread) as a visitor. In contrast, New Jersey is 4-23 at home on the puck line.

Those betting online can take Philly’s puck line at -190. But we’re going to pick them to win outright. Philadelphia is a strong first-period team with a +4 goal differential and a +2 shot differential on average. It holds hosts to just 0.73 goals. The Flyers are 11-3 (11-1-2) when scoring first.

There is a good chance New Jersey comes out flat given the hoopla around this game. A good chunk of the Devils’ players are young and playing in their first outdoor game. The distractions will lead to a slow start, which will be something Philadelphia exploits. Bet the Flyers.

Flyers vs Devils Over/Under Pick: Under 6½

If the Flyers win this game, it will be by neutralizing the Devils’ offense. Most of New Jersey’s home games (17 of 27) have gone over the total because of explosive scoring and porous goaltending. Against Philadelphia, there will be a shortage of scoring chances for the Devils. The under is the NHL pick.

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Flyers vs Devils Prediction

Predicted Score: Flyers 3, Devils 2

Questions of the Day

Which player will lead the game in assists for the Flyers vs Devils?

Jack Hughes may be the betting favorite to lead in assists but we’re betting against him.

Which puck line has the better value?

Philadelphia’s +1½ puck line at -190 has better value in terms of sports betting.

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