Philadelphia Flyers vs. New Jersey Devils Prediction, NHL Odds

Jordan Ramsay | Updated Feb 16, 2024

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The Devils and Flyers are each coming off losses as they look to get back in the win column when they meet on Saturday night in New Jersey.

Philadelphia
38-32-8-3
AT
February 17, 2024, 8:00 PM ET
MetLife Stadium
New Jersey
38-38-3-2
Puckline +1.5 -210
Moneyline +115
Over / Under o +6
Puckline -1.5 +170
Moneyline -135
Over / Under u +6

The Devils fell 2-1 at home on Thursday night, while the Flyers managed to salvage a point in a 4-3 overtime loss in Toronto.

New Jersey opened as a -155 favourite to win on the NHL odds, with the total set at 6.0.

Flyers vs. Devils NHL Betting Odds

This is the third of four regular season meetings between the teams, with the first two games ending in overtime. The Devils won 4-3 on November 23 in Philadelphia, while the Flyers won 3-2 on December 19 in New Jersey. Those even results continue a trend that has seen the teams equally split the last 10 head-to-heads. The season series will wrap up April 13 in Philadelphia.

The Flyers’ loss on Thursday snapped a four-game win streak that has vaulted them to third in the Metropolitan standings, seven points ahead of fourth-place New Jersey. Philadelphia is by far the best cover option on the road in the NHL this season, going 23-4 against the spread away from Wells Fargo Center. For comparison, the next best record is Seattle at 19-11.

The Devils have struggled at home this season where they’ve posted a 12-13-2 record compared to 15-9-2 on the road. New Jersey is also dead last ATS in the NHL at home, posting a 4-23 record ATS at Prudential Center. The next worst teams are Dallas at 8-19 and Toronto at 8-18.

Philadelphia Flyers

The Flyers have been one of the surprise teams of the NHL season and a lot of credit has to go to head coach John Tortorella, who has the third-shortest odds to win the Jack Adams award. Things didn’t go Philly’s way on Thursday, however, despite the Flyers outshooting Toronto 32-28. Travis Sanheim opened the scoring with a short-handed goal and third period tallies by Garnet Hathaway and Travis Konecny sent the game to overtime, with the Leafs scoring on the only shot of the extra frame. Konecny leads the team in both goals (26) and points (51) and he is on pace to smash his career-highs in both categories.

Samuel Ersson made 24 saves in the loss on Thursday, snapping a personal three-game win streak. Ersson has looked great this season, posting a 15-9-4 record with a 2.55 goals-against average and .900 save percentage. It’s expected Ersson will get the majority of the starts for the rest of the season with Cal Petersen serving as the primary backup. Petersen, who has played most of the season in the AHL, has a 2-1-0 record in three starts with the Flyers. Petersen stopped 17 of 19 shots to earn the win in his last start against Seattle last Saturday. He’s given up 11 goals over four total appearances with Philadelphia this season.

New Jersey Devils

Special teams factored into all three goals in the game between New Jersey and L.A. on Thursday night. Kings captain Anze Koitar opened the scoring in the second period with a short-handed marker while Devils sniper Tyler Toffoli answered back on the power play a few minutes later. Quinton Byfield scored the winner for L.A. on the power play with just under six minutes to play in the third period. New Jersey’s Jesper Bratt notched an assist to extend his team points lead to 57 (20G, 37A). Toffoli leads the club with 23 goals.

Nico Daws turned aside 27 of 29 shots faced for a Devils team that has struggled heavily in net all season. New Jersey averages the sixth-most goals allowed per game at 3.42 and out of the three goalies who have started a game for the Devils this season, Daws is the only one with a GAA below 3.00 and a SV above .900. With Vitek Vanecek sidelined due to a lower body injury, Daws has started the last three games, allowing just five goals on 89 shots (.944 SV).

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