Sub.-500 Clubs Collide
The Detroit Red Wings haven’t been doing that great lately. They lost five of their last seven games overall and the only two wins came after regulation ended.
Their most recent game was a 5-3 defeat at the hands of the Los Angeles Kings, but their next opponent has been equally as bad.
The Philadelphia Flyers are on a two-game winning streak entering this matchup, but they were on a 13-game losing streak prior to that.
This team is well below .500 and is hoping that another win here could start to get them on the right track. However, if you’re doing some NHL game betting here, it might be tough to take the Flyers versus the NHL odds.
Detroit Red Wings at Philadelphia Flyers
- Game: Detroit Red Wings (20-21-6) at Philadelphia Flyers (15-22-8)
- Location: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
- Day/Time: Wednesday, 7 p.m. ET
- Television: BSDET
Red Wings: Issues at Both Ends
Despite the fact that they are close to .500, the Red Wings are seriously struggling on both ends of the ice. They are ranked 23rd in the league when it comes to goals scored per game.
Dylan Larkin and Tyler Bertuzzi have been their best two players, each with over 40 points, but the consistency all-around just isn’t there.
Flipping over to their defense, they are ranked 26th in goals allowed per game. It’s surprising that their record is even close to .500.
Alex Nedeljkovic has been their starter in the net, posting a 13-13-5 record and a .911 save percentage. Backup Thomas Greiss hasn’t been nearly as effective.
Greiss is 6-7-1 with a .894 save percentage and allowing 3.36 goals per contest. Detroit has its best shot at winning when Nedeljkovic is in the net.
Flyers Can’t Score Consistently
Putting the puck in the back of the net has been an issue all season for Philadelphia. They are ranked 27th in the league in goals scored per game at 2.51.
This inability to score goals is evident by that fact that not a single player on this roster has over 40 points. Cam Atkinson leads all skaters with 36 total points and Claude Giroux is right behind him at 35.
There isn’t much depth for support at the offensive end. If the Flyers have hopes of turning things around, somebody else is going to have to step up and contribute offensively.
Betting Line Nearly Even
In the sportsbook, the betting line indicates that this is basically a toss-up. The Flyers are listed as slight favorites but it’s going to be tough for them to win this game.
Despite the two-game winning streak, the Flyers haven’t been nearly as good as the Red Wings
Under might be the best way to go for your NHL picks, though. Neither team has much pop to their offense.