Vancouver Canucks vs. Philadelphia Flyers, 01/12/17 – Prediction
Written by: Alex Alarcon
Vancouver Canucks (20-19-4) at Philadelphia Flyers (21-16-6)
Game Time: Thursday, January 12, 2017 Wells Fargo Center
Lines: Vancouver +140/ Flyers -175
The Vancouver Canucks travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday, January 12, 2017.
Start of something bad..
The Canucks were on an impressive six game winning streak, however since that has been broken, they have yet to win a game.
Vancouver comes into this matchup having played 43 games. They have an overall record of 20-19-4 and on the road they have a record of 5-13-2. Currently they are 6th in the Pacific Division. They’ve scored 106 goals and given up 123 goals for a point differential of -17. The Canucks have an overall record of 6-3-1 in their last 10 games.
The Canucks have 44 total points this season. They have scored 106 goals while giving up 123 goals. They have had 131 power play opportunities and have scored 18 goals on those chances for a percentage of 14%.
The Canucks have allowed 119 power play opportunities and given up 23 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They average 27 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.98% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Flyers have yet to Fly…
Like the Canucks, the Flyers also had an impressive streak before the winter break, but have only won one game in the past seven games. Help is needed and fast.
Philadelphia shows up with a record of 21-16-6 including 13-6-3 at home this season. They are 5th in the Metropolitan Division. They’ve scored 124 goals and surrendered 133 for a goal differential of -9.
The Flyers have a record of 2-5-3 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 17-22 while their over/under record sits at 22-16-5.
The Flyers have a total of 48 points on the season. They have 32 power play goals on 146 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 22%. They have allowed 122 power play opportunities and have given up 23 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%.
- Canucks are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Canucks are 5-1 in their last 6 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Canucks are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. a team with a losing record.
- Canucks are 6-2 in their last 8 overall.
- Flyers are 1-5 in their last 6 vs. a team with a losing record.
- Flyers are 1-7 in their last 8 overall.
- Flyers are 0-5 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference.
Lesser of two evils. The Canucks can still feel their impressive winning streak, while the Flyers have not been the same team since. If the Canucks want to turn their season around, this is the perfect time.
PICK: Vancouver Canucks
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