The Vegas Golden Knights will looking to extend their winning ways when they host a Philadelphia Flyers team that will be looking to get back in the win column in its first game of 2020. With both teams going all-out for the victory, let’s find out which team is offering the best value against their NHL odds.
Flyers vs Golden Knights 2019 NHL Odds, Preview & Pick
- When: Thursday January 2, 2020, 10:00 PM ET
- Where: T-Mobile Arena, Paradise, NV
- TV: NBCSPhilly
- Live Stream: NHL.tv
- NHL Odds: Golden Knights -1.5
Why Bet On Philadelphia?
Philadelphia has dropped two of its last three games including a 5-3 home loss against Los Angeles on Tuesday night. The good news is that Philly has won five of their last seven games.
“We came out hard for the last period and scored a couple goals and made it a hockey game, so I think we’ll take that momentum into the game on Thursday,” goaltender Carter Hart said.
Despite 22 wins, the Flyers sit in fifth in the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference. While Philly has been fantastic at home, the Flyers are a modest 9-11-0-1 on the road while ranking 14th in scoring (3.08 gpg) and an encouraging ninth in goals allowed (2.83 gpg).
- Goals: 3.18
- Shots: 32.03
- PP/PK Percentage: 19.71
- Goals: 2.95
- Shots: 28.98
- PP/PK Percentage: 18.18
Why Bet On Vegas?
Vegas has won two straight and six of their last nine games including a 5-2 victory over Anaheim on Tuesday. Jonathan Marchessault scored twice on Tuesday.
“Early on it wasn’t there, but in December we’ve been better,” the 29-year-old Marchessault said. “We’re a better team overall. The month of December has been positive and it’s on us to keep it going.”
The Knights are ranked a modest 17th in scoring (3.05 gpg) and 10th in points allowed (2.91 gpg). Left wing Max Pacioretty leads Vegas in points this season with 16 goals and 24 assists. Vegas has gone 12-7-3-0 at home this season.
- Goals: 3.12
- Shots: 34.12
- PP/PK Percentage: 21.95
- Goals: 2.91
- Shots: 31.12
- PP/PK Percentage: 17.61
NHL Betting Trends for Philadelphia Flyers vs Vegas Golden Knights
- Flyers are 5-2 in their last 7 overall
- Flyers are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games
- The total went OVER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 6 games
- Golden Knights are 5-1 in their last 6 home games
- Golden Knights are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games
- The total went OVER in 4 of Vegas’ last 6 games
Flyers vs Golden Knights Expert Analysis and Prediction
While the underdog and road team in this series has gone 4-1 in the last 5 meetings, Philadelphia has gone 2-6 SU in their last 8 games against an opponent in the West conference and 1-5 in their last 6 games against a team with a winning record. Vegas has gone 5-1 SU in their last 6 home games at home and 9-4 in their last 13 games as a favorite. Philly has been mediocre at best on the road and that’s why Vegas will take care of business in this matchup.
Pick: Vegas 3 Philadelphia 2