Philadelphia Flyers vs. Winnipeg Jets Preview & Prediction (12/15/16)

The Philadelphia Flyers will be on the road Sunday taking the ice against the Jets at Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg. The Flyers will be looking to end a two-game skid following a 1-4 loss against the Wild in Minnesota on Saturday. The Jets will be looking for their second win in three games following a 5-2 loss against the Red Wings in Detroit their last time on the ice. 

Philadelphia Flyers

The Flyers will skate into this one sitting at 17-10-5 on the season following a 1-4 loss against the Wild in Minnesota. The Flyers were outshot 18-28 in the game while winning 31 of 51 faceoffs. Philadelphia was unable to score a goal on any of their three power-play opportunities while defending the net each of the five times they were forced to skate with a man in the box. They had four blocked shots and three takeaways in the game.

The Flyers have been good for an average of 3.03 goals per game this season while giving up 2.68 to their opponents. They have been able to fire 32.5 shots per game while allowing 28.8 on the defensive end of the ice. Philadelphia has scored 19 power-play goals for a 17.9 conversion rate to go with an 85.1 penalty kill percentage.

Winnipeg Jets

The Winnipeg Jets will take the ice at 19-11-2 following a 5-2 loss against the Red Wings in Detroit. Winnipeg was outshot 28-34 in the game while winning just 28 of 60 faceoffs. The Jets were unable to score a goal on their only power-play opportunity while defending the net two of the four times they were forced to skate shorthanded. They had eight blocked shots and six takeaways in the game.

Winnipeg has been able to find the back of the net for an average of 2.88 goals per game for the season while giving up 2.72 to their opponents. They have been able to fire an average of 31.6 shots per game while allowing 32.7 on the defensive end of the ice. They have 15 power-play goals this season for a 15.5 conversion rate to go with a 76.3 penalty kill percentage.

Betting Prediction

As of late Saturday night, both the line and the total were off for this game. I like the Jets in this one. They will be playing at home on more rest. They don’t score as many goals per game as Philly, but they are skating better on the defensive end of the ice. I think skating in two games in as many days catches up to the Flyers, here. My money is on Winnipeg.

Philadelphia is 1-4 in their previous five games vs. a team with a winning record.

Philadelphia is 3-7 in their previous 10 games vs. the Western Conference.

Philadelphia is 2-7 in their previous nine games playing on zero days rest. 

Winnipeg is 4-0 in their previous four games on their own rink.

Winnipeg is 4-1 in their previous five games vs. the Eastern Conference.

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