Colorado Avalanche vs. Philadelphia Flyers Prediction, NHL Odds

Jordan Ramsay | Updated Dec 06, 2021

Things are only getting worse in Philadelphia following their eighth straight loss on Sunday. The Flyers are now two losses away from matching the franchise record of 10 consecutive defeats.

Colorado
25-8-3
AT
December 06, 2021, 7:00 PM ET
Wells Fargo Center
Philadelphia
13-18-4-4
Puckline -1.5 +125
Moneyline -207
Over / Under o +6.5

73%

Betting Action

27%

Puckline +1.5 -150
Moneyline +172
Over / Under u +6.5

73%

Betting Action

27%

It’s a rare trip to Philadelphia for the Colorado Avalanche as they continue their Eastern Conference road trip following a 6-5 overtime loss in Ottawa on Saturday.  The Flyers need to regroup quickly after getting blown out 7-1 at home against Tampa Bay on Sunday.

Colorado is a -158 favourite to win on the NHL odds, with a total of 6.5.

Avalanche vs. Flyers NHL Betting Odds

With these teams in opposite conferences, there’s obviously not a lot of head-to-head history to look at, although Philadelphia has a slight 5-4-1 edge in wins over the last 10 games.  The Over/Under has split evenly in those 10 contests.  Sports Interaction bettors are also split nearly 50/50 on the Over/Under, while nearly 90 per cent of action is taking Colorado.

The Avalanche have been a tale of two teams this season.  They’re a healthy 7-2-1 at home, but they’re just 5-5-1 on the road.  Colorado is 10-11 against the spread overall, failing to cover in eight of 11 road games.  The total has gone Over in 10 of the Avs’ last 13 games overall.

The Flyers are imploding, as the Tampa blowout marked their eighth straight loss overall.  They’ve also dropped five of their last six games at home.  They’re 11-11 ATS overall, including 5-6 ATS at Wells Fargo Center.  Philadelphia has hit the Over in seven of 11 home games this season.

Colorado Avalanche

Colorado’s five-game Eastern Conference road swing hasn’t got off to the start they would have hoped as they’ve dropped two of three games to this point.  The Avs have been inconsistent this year, despite having the NHL’s best offence, which averages 4.00 goals per game.  Goaltending injuries likely play a big factor in that inconsistency.  Starting netminder Darcy Kuemper has missed the last three games with an upper-body injury and there’s no timetable for his return.  Pavel Francouz, the presumed backup when he is healthy, hasn’t played this year and missed all of last year as he recovered from hip surgery.

Jonas Johansson has been tasked with holding down the fort in net.  Johansson is 3-2-1 this year, with a 3.74 goals-against average and .884 save percentage.  Finnish rookie Justus Annunen is expected to get his first career NHL start on Monday.  Annunen allowed two goals on 19 shots in relief of Johansson on Saturday against Ottawa.  There’s been no word on the availability Nazem Kadri, Cale Makar or Bowen Byram, who all missed Saturday’s game with upper body injuries.

Philadelphia Flyers

Things are only getting worse in Philadelphia after their eighth straight loss on Sunday.  The team is now two losses away from matching the franchise record of 10 straight defeats.  The Flyers have struggled to score all year.  They average 2.32 goals per game, 28th in the NHL, and they’ve been outscored 36-13 during their current eight-game losing streak.  Philadelphia hasn’t scored more than three goals since Oct. 27, a span of 18 games.

The Flyers were absolutely steamrolled by Tampa Bay, trailing 6-0 by the third period.  Cam Atkinson notched Philly’s only goal in the 7-1 loss.  Carter Hart was pulled from the net after allowing five goals on 15 shots.  Martin Jones allowed two goals on 12 shots.  There’s been no official word on which goalie will start against Colorado, but it will likely be Jones.  Jones is 3-3-1 this year, with a 2.94 GAA and .917 SV.  Hart is 5-7-3 with a 2.95 GAA and .911 SV.  Joel Farabee will be out of the lineup Monday and is listed as week-to-week after injuring his shoulder on Wednesday.

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