NHL online betting respect is growing at a rapid rate for the Philadelphia Flyers as they are proving to be one of the most solid teams on the NHL hockey betting board.
The Philadelphia Flyers at Chicago Blackhawks matchup will start at 12:30 PM ET and will be telecast on NBC. Open your account at Sports Gambling for side and total odds on this Stanley Cup Finals rematch.
Philadelphia had a record of 28-11-2-3 with the ice hockey lines and was a strong 15-5-2-1 on the road with 12 of their 23 road games going under the total. The Flyers were the top team in the Atlantic Division standings and were among the top contenders for the overall top spot in the Eastern Conference. Philadelphia ranked 2nd in the NHL for goal scoring and 11th for goals against.
The Flyers had the hot hand since the start of the New Year with 5 wins in their first 6 games of 2011. Center Daniel Briere was having a monster season with 24 goals and 16 assists to lead the team on scoring. Number one goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky had a 2.53 goals against average while Brian Boucher had a 2.45 goals against average.
Chicago had a record of 24-18-2-2 with the NHL betting odds and was 15-11 at home with 17 of their 26 home games going under the total. The Blackhawks remained a top offensive team that ranked 6th in the NHL for goal scoring but the defense slipped badly from last year to rank 12th for goals against.
The Blackhawks roster was decimated by the salary cap and free agency as the team lost many key components from last year’s Stanley Cup championship team including both goaltenders.
This is the first meeting of the season between these two teams. Chicago has won 4 of their last 6 NHL online betting matchups against Philadelphia with the series going over the total in the last 4 consecutive meetings. The Blackhawks have paid out in 4 consecutive home games against the Flyers with just 1 of the last 5 meetings between the teams at Chicago going under the total.