Betting hockey online handicappers now realize that last year’s Eastern Conference Championship run by Philadelphia was not a fluke and that they are a bona fide NHL betting contender.
The Philadelphia Flyers will host the Montreal Canadiens in a rematch of last year’s Eastern Conference Finals with a telecast on Versus set to start at 7:30 PM ET. Be sure and have your account open and ready at Sports Gambling for this important Eastern Conference matchup.
Philadelphia had the best record in the Eastern Conference with a mark of 31-11-2-3 with the NHL betting odds including a record of 15-6-0-2 at home. The Flyers went under the total in 12 out of 23 home games. Philadelphia has been in excellent form as of late with 8 payouts in 9 games to start the month of January.
The Flyers were strong on both ends of the ice as they were the top scoring team in the NHL while ranking 10th for goals against. The Flyers have an incredible foursome of centers to lead them in scoring as Mike Richards had 17 goals and 27 assists, Daniel Briere had 25 goals and 18 assists, Claude Giroux had 18 goals and 23 assists, and Jeff Carter had 20 goals and 20 assists.
Montreal was 27-17-4-0 overall and 11-11-1-0 on the road as they went over the NHL betting lines total in just 4 out of 23 road games. The Habs ranked 24th in scoring but 5th for goals against.
Philadelphia has had the better of it in this head to head series as of late with 13 payouts against Montreal in the last 20 games between the teams, including 8 of the last 11meetings overall. In the last meeting between the Canadiens and Flyers, Philadelphia scored a 5-3 road payout as the game went over the total on December 15.
Philadelphia has gotten the money in their last 4 home games against Montreal with 4 of the last 6 matchups between the teams in Philly going under the total. In the last meeting between the teams at Philadelphia the Flyers scored a 3-2 betting hockey online payout over Montreal on November 22 as the game went under the total.