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The Philadelphia Flyers and Colorado Avalanche meet Friday in NHL action at the Ball Arena. The Philadelphia Flyers need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Colorado Avalanche look for a win after splitting their last 10 games.
The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 13.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Cam Atkinson leads Philadelphia with 23 goals, Travis Konecny has 30 assists and James van Riemsdyk has 137 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 75.6 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Carter Hart has allowed 119 goals on 1,323 shots faced, and Martin Jones has allowed 73 goals on 743 shots.
The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 3.8 goals per game and are scoring on 24.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Mikko Rantanen leads Colorado with 31 goals, Nazem Kadri has 52 assists and Nathan MacKinnon has 235 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 78.7 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Darcy Kuemper has allowed 101 goals on 1,314 shots faced, and Pavel Francouz has allowed 35 goals on 430 shots.
The Flyers are 17-35 in their last 52 road games and 13-38 in their last 51 overall. The Avalanche are 45-9 in their last 54 home games and 41-13 in their last 54 overall. The over is 6-2 in Flyers last 8 road games. The under is 5-1 in Avalanche last 6 overall. The Flyers are 3-9 in the last 12 meetings in Colorado and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings.
The Philadelphia Flyers aren’t a good team, and backing them on the end of a back to back likely doesn’t help matters. The Colorado Avalanche are arguably the best team in the league, and getting them at home with the rest advantage is hard to pass up. However, the Flyers have shown flashes of life recently and these prices are downright insane. In terms of value, it’s worth to take a shot in the dark here. Give me the Flyers and the massive plus money.