Philadelphia Flyers vs Montreal Canadiens 3/13/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

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The Montreal Canadiens and Philadelphia Flyers meet Sunday in NHL action at the Wells Fargo Center. The Montreal Canadiens look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Philadelphia Flyers need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games.

The Montreal Canadiens are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 13.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Josh Anderson leads Montreal with 15 goals, Nick Suzuki has 27 assists and Cole Caufield has 110 shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing 3.8 goals per game and are killing 73.6 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jake Allen has given up 70 goals on 707 shots faced, and Sam Montembeault has allowed 85 goals on 822 shots.

The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 13.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Cam Atkinson leads Philadelphia with 21 goals, Claude Giroux has 24 assists and Travis Konecny has 148 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 75.3 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Carter Hart has allowed 106 goals on 1,198 shots faced, and Martin Jones has allowed 69 goals on 673 shots.

The Canadiens are 19-44 in their last 63 road games and 16-46 in their last 62 overall. The Flyers are 7-17 in their last 24 home games and 2-14 in their last 16 games playing on 0 days rest. The over is 4-0 in Canadiens last 4 overall. The over is 4-1 in Flyers last 5 Sunday games. The Canadiens are 8-20 in the last 28 meetings in Philadelphia.

I’m not eager to back the Montreal Canadiens as much as the next guy, especially on the end of a back to back, but I’m certainly not in the business of laying juice with the Philadelphia Flyers. Even at home and with the rest advantage, the Flyers don’t win games. This is a contest I’d avoid honestly, but if forced to pick, I’m leaning toward the side that’s giving me more bang for my buck.

Author: Lucy Green