- Flyers host Bruins as narrow home underdogs despite riding a nine-game win streak
- Philadelphia has topped Boston in five of six meetings, with each of those wins coming by a single goal
- Get all the odds and insight into Tuesday’s contest in the story below
The Philadelphia Flyers will be aiming to take over first place in the Metropolitan Division with a 10th straight victory when they host the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night as slim +110 home underdogs in the Bruins vs Flyers odds.
Boston Bruins vs Philadelphia Flyers Odds
|Boston Bruins||-1.5 (+220)||-110||O 5.5 (-108)|
|Philadelphia Flyers||+1.5 (-260)||+100||U 5.5 (-102)|
Odds taken Mar. 10
Red-Hot Flyers Gunning for Metro Division Lead
Philadelphia has emerged as the hottest team in the NHL since mid-January, posting wins in 18 of 23 contests to pull to within one point of the division-leading Washington Capitals going into Tuesday’s Bruins vs. Flyers matchup at Wells Fargo Center.
— TLY (@TheLibertyYell) March 10, 2020
The Flyers have been particularly dominant on home ice since early in the campaign, racking up a sterling 19-4-0 record over their past 23 contests, including wins in each of their past seven. The club has been getting the job done at both ends of the ice, claiming victory by multi-goal margins in each of their seven recent home victories while outscoring opponents by a wide 29-10 overall margin.
The Flyers have been particularly dominant on home ice since early in the campaign, racking up a sterling 19-4-0 record over their past 23 contests, including wins in each of their past seven.
That dominance also extends to Philadelphia’s current tear. The Flyers have outgunned opponents by two or more goals in each of the contests on their nine-game win streak, capped by Saturday’s 3-1 victory over the visiting Buffalo Sabres as -220 home chalk, and now sport an NHL-best 43-25 against the spread record.
Trends Favor Philly
Despite those impressive numbers, the Flyers still enter Tuesday’s matchup as short home dogs.
Since Jan. 8, the Flyers …
• Haven't lost consecutive games
• Have scored NHL-high 91 goals (3.79 per game)
• Are tied with Bruins for most points (37)
• Have NHL-best plus-32 goal differential
• Have wins over Caps (three), Bruins, Blues, Avs, Pens — all top-7 clubs
— Jordan Hall (@JHallNBCS) March 7, 2020
Those odds defy the recent trends that tilt in Philadelphia’s favor. The Flyers have racked up wins in each of their past four overall meetings with Boston, and also sport a 4-1-0 record in five meetings with the Bruins at Wells Fargo Center since January 2016. But while the Flyers hold the edge, clashes between these two teams have tended to be close affairs, with Philadelphia needing overtime or a shootout to claim each of its pat three wins.
Bruins Aim to Build on NHL-Best Record
Expect more of the same on Tuesday night as the Bruins roll into Philadelphia looking to extend their lead atop the NHL standings. The Bruins are coming off a 5-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning as -140 home favorites on Saturday night, snapping a four-game win streak. However, the reigning Eastern Conference champions have managed to produce steady results on the road following an uneven start to the season, going 9-2-0 in their past 11 away from TD Garden.
— NESN (@NESN) March 8, 2020
With the goaltending tandem of Tuukka Rask and Jaroslav Halak standing tall between the pipes, the Bruins have consistently shut down opposing shooters during their current road surge. The club has held opponents to one or fewer goals in eight of their past 11 road contests. However, that is not a trend that extends to their recent visits to Philadelphia, where they have been lit up for 14 total goals over their past three road dates with the Flyers, capped by a 6-5 shootout loss as 130 chalk on January 13.
Bruins Beset by Battered Blue Line
Further complicating matters for the Bruins is their battered blue line. The club expects to be without rearguards Torey Krug and Brandon Carlo on Tuesday night as the pair deal with injuries. The Bruins have sorely missed Krug when he has been sidelined, falling to defeat in three of eight contests without the skilled puck-mover.
— BRUINS SOURCE (@bruinssource) March 10, 2020
Those injuries make room in the lineup for John Moore and Connor Clifton. However, with Clifton set to make his first appearance since December, and Moore making just four appearances since late January, defense could prove to be a soft spot for Boston on Tuesday night.
Picks: Flyers +100; Over 5.5 (-108)
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