Boston Bruins vs. Philadelphia Flyers Prediction, NHL Odds

Daniel Coyle | Updated Oct 19, 2021

The Philadelphia Flyers will be looking to win two in a row on home ice for the first time since early last season when they play host to the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night.

Boston
12-8-1
AT
October 20, 2021, 7:30 PM ET
Wells Fargo Center
Philadelphia
8-11-2-2
Puckline -1.5 +174
Moneyline -146
Over / Under o +5.5

69%

Betting Action

31%

Puckline +1.5 -209
Moneyline +121
Over / Under u +5.5

69%

Betting Action

31%

With Carter Hart flashing the form that made him a Calder Trophy candidate two years ago, the Philadelphia Flyers romped to a 6-1 win over the expansion Seattle Kraken on Monday night. The Bruins open a two-game road trip in Philadelphia after opening their schedule with a 3-1 victory over the visiting Dallas Stars this past weekend.

The Flyers are set to hit the ice at Wells Fargo Center as +108 home underdogs on the NHL odds. The total in this contest is pegged at 5.5, with -122 moneyline odds favouring the OVER.

Bruins vs. Flyers NHL Betting Odds

Boston has attracted over 70 per cent of bets laid, giving the club a slight boost from their opening position as -128 chalk. The OVER has also been the preferred choice of sports bettors, attracting 100 per cent of bets in early wager, raising the possibility that the total could climb from its opening position at 5.5.

East Division rivals during the pandemic-shortened 2021 campaign, these two teams have seen plenty of each other of late. The Bruins dominated the 2021 regular season series, winning six of eight meetings. However, the Flyers showed signs of turning things around late in the season, with their two victories coming over their final three clashes, capped by a narrow 3-2 win at Wells Fargo Center as home underdogs back on April 10.

Boston Bruins

The Bruins stormed out of the gate in Saturday’s season opener, outshooting the Dallas Stars by a wide 40-28 margin while romping to a 3-1 victory. Brad Marchand led the attack, potting a pair of goals, but the big story was the play of starting goalie Jeremy Swayman, who turned aside 27 shots to earn the win. The victory gives the 22-year-old the early edge in his battle with recently signed free agent Linus Ullmark to claim the starter’s job, and earned him a second straight start on Wednesday. Swayman faced Philadelphia twice last season, allowing five total goals while going 1-1-0. That includes the club’s April 10 loss in Philadelphia, in which he surrendered three goals for the only time in his 11 career NHL starts.

Philadelphia Flyers

The Flyers faithful were happy to see Hart turn in a steady performance against the Kraken after struggling at times in a 4-3 opening night loss to Vancouver. However, they are likely to be on edge once again when Martin Jones makes his first ever start for the Flyers on Wednesday night. Jones signed in Philadelphia after a forgettable campaign in San Jose, in which he compiled a career worst 3.28 goals against average, and just 15 wins. The 31-year-old finished the season on a particularly sour note, surrendering 28 total goals over his final eight appearances for the Sharks, which were all losses. Jones’ struggles carried over into the recent preseason, allowing 11 goals in four appearances. That includes a 4-2 loss to the Bruins in which he stopped just eight of the 11 shots he face in just over 30 minutes of play.

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