The Flyers and Canucks are set to face off at 10:00 ET on NBCS. The Canucks will host the game at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC. The over/under for this non-conference contest is set at 6 goals, with the Canucks being the favored team playing at home against the Flyers.


The Pick: Vancouver Canucks -1.5

This game will be played at Rogers Arena at 10:00 ET on Thursday, December 28th.


  • Even though they are considered 1.5-goal underdogs, our projection points to a 4-3 win for the Flyers.
  • We like the Flyers on the moneyline (+134)
  • The Flyers are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Does Philadelphia Have What it Takes to Win as Road Underdogs?

This season, the Flyers have put together an overall record of 18-11-4. When playing on the road, Philadelphia has gone 10-4-3, while their home record stands at 8-7-1. They are currently positioned 3rd in the Eastern Metropolitan division and 6th in the Eastern conference.

Regarding the puck line, Philadelphia comes in with a 23-10 record. On the road against the puck line, they are 15-2, while their home record is 8-8. This season, Philadelphia's games have an average of 5.8 goals per game. The average over/under number for the season is 6.2. The Flyers come in with an over/under performance of 13-19-1.

In their last three road games, Philadelphia has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 4. The team's record in this stretch was 1-2 while going 3-0.

On offense, the Flyers are averaging 3 goals per game which is 26th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 6th in the league. So far this year, the Flyers are 11-6 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 5-5 in games with fewer shots on goal.

Philadelphia's current leading scorer is Travis Konecny. This season, he has 16 goals, which puts him 20th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Konecny has 11 assists this season.

Defensively, the Canucks are currently 13th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.9 shots per game against Vancouver. They also are 2nd in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Vancouver, goalie Samuel Ersson has started 13 games in this season. His current record is 8-4, and his save percentage stands at 0.5252525252525253%.

Can Vancouver Live Up to the Hype at Home?

This season, the Canucks have a mark of 23-9-3. When going on the road, Vancouver has a record of 10-6-2 record, while they are 13-3-1 at their home arena. They are currently positioned 1st in the Western Pacific division and 1st in the Western conference.

When it came to the puck line, Vancouver have posted a 25-10 record. Their road performance against the puck line stands at 12-6, while they are 13-4 at home. On average, Vancouver's games have finished with 6.4 goals per game. The season's average over/under line stands at 6.5. In total, the Canucks come in with an over/under record of 21-12-2.

Across their last three home contests, Vancouver has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 2-1, while averaging 4 goals per game.

Offensively, the Canucks come into the game at 3.9 goals per contest placing 1st in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 26th position in the league. This season, the Canucks have a 11-4 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 11-5 record.

Vancouver's current leading scorer is Brock Boeser. This season, he has 24 goals, which puts him 3rd in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 14 assists so far.

Defensively, the Canucks come into the season ranked 13th in goals allowed. Opponents are averging 29.9 shots per game against Vancouver. For the season, they are ranked 2nd in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

Entering the game, goalie Thatcher Demko has started 25 games this season. His current record stands at 17-7, and his save percentage is 0.9595959595959596%.