Avalanche vs Flyers Prediction NHL Picks Today 12/9

Avalanche vs Flyers Prediction NHL Picks Today 12/9

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Preview: Philadelphia Flyers vs. Colorado Avalanche - Defensive Battle in Denver

Introduction

Get ready for a clash of defensive titans as the Philadelphia Flyers face the Colorado Avalanche. Here's a detailed preview, including player statistics, recent team performances, and a prediction for the game scheduled on December 9, 2023, at 7:00 PM.

 

Philadelphia Flyers

The Flyers, with a solid record of 14-10-2, go head-to-head against the Colorado Avalanche, who lead the Central Division with a record of 16-8-2.

Goaltender Duel:

The Flyers boast Carter Hart with impressive stats of 2.45 GA/G and .916 SV%, backed by Felix Sandstrom with 2.78 GA/G and .885 SV%. The Avalanche showcase Igor Shesterkin with 2.87 GA/G and .902 SV% and Ilya Prosvetov with 2.45 GA/G and .919 SV%.

 

Game Information

The game is set at Ball Arena in Denver, CO, on December 9, 2023, at 7:00 PM. The Avalanche are favored with a -200 money line, and the over/under is set at 6.5 goals.

 

Scoring Leaders

Keep an eye on key players like Travis Konecny for the Flyers and Nathan MacKinnon for the Avalanche. Konecny leads with 21 points and 14 goals, while MacKinnon boasts 36 points and 10 goals.

 

Injury Report

The Flyers have Ryan Poehling listed as day-to-day with an expected return date of December 9, while the Avalanche has multiple players listed as day-to-day, including Valeri Nichushkin, Bowen Byram, Andrew Cogliano, and Cale Makar.

 

Team Stats

Let's compare the team statistics:

Team GF/G GA/G SF/G SA/G PIM PPG PCT PPGA PCT SHG SHGA
Philadelphia Flyers 2.92 2.73 32.6 27.9 292 10 12.2 12 85.9 7 0
Colorado Avalanche 3.50 2.92 31.8 29.2 286 19 18.8 14 85.1 5 0

 

Recent Performances

Review the last 5 games for both teams:

Philadelphia Flyers

The Flyers secured a victory against Arizona (12/7) with a final score of 4-1.

Colorado Avalanche

The Avalanche faced a setback against Winnipeg (12/7), losing 4-2.

 

Prediction

Expect a tight defensive battle between the Philadelphia Flyers and the Colorado Avalanche. Both teams have been exceptional in limiting goals, with the Flyers allowing 2.73 GA/G and the Avalanche at 2.92 GA/G.

Considering the strong defensive performances and the tendency for low-scoring games, the prediction leans towards the under of 6.5 goals in this matchup.

 

Pick: Under 6.5 Goals

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