The Jets and Flyers are set to face off at 7:00 ET on NBCS. The Flyers will host the game at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. The Jets are the -1.5 goal favorites in this non-conference matchup against Flyers. The over/under for the game is set at 5.5 goals.

WINNIPEG JETS VS PHILADELPHIA FLYERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Philadelphia Flyers +1.5

This game will be played at Wells Fargo Center at 7:00 ET on Thursday, February 8th.

WHY BET THE PHILADELPHIA FLYERS:

  • In spite of being 1.5 goal underdogs, we anticipate the Flyers winning this one 4-3.
  • We like the Flyers on the moneyline (+126)
  • The Flyers are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Will the Jets Find a Way to Win in Philadelphia?

Through 48 games this season, the Jets are 30-13-5 and sit in 5th place in the Western Conference. In the Central Division, Winnipeg is in 3rd place. On the road, the Jets have gone 14-6-3 this season.

Over their last ten games, the Jets have gone 5-5, and they have lost their last two games. For the season, Winnipeg has been favored in 32 of their games, going 24-5-3 in those games.

On the season, the Jets have a puck line record of 27-21 and an average scoring margin of +.8 goals per game. In their last ten games, Winnipeg's puck line record is 4-6, and they are 22-10 in games decided by more than one goal.

So far, the Jets have been favored in 32 games and have a puck line record of 18-14 in those contests. In their last ten road games, Winnipeg's puck line record is 4-6, and their average scoring margin away from home is +.6 goals per game.

This season, Winnipeg's games have an average of 5.4 goals per game. The average over/under number for the season is 6.1. The Jets come in with an over/under performance of 15-26-7.

Through their last three road games, Winnipeg has an puck line record of just 1-2. However, their overall record was 0-3 while averaging 0 goals per game.

On offense, the Jets are averaging 3.1 goals per game which is 18th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 21st in the league. Looking at how the Jets' offense is performing during power plays, they are 23rd in power play goals and 21st in shorthanded goals.

Winnipeg's current leading scorer is Kyle Connor. This season, he has 18 goals, which puts him 52nd in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 11 assists so far.

In terms of defense, the Flyers head into the game ranked 25th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 28 shots per game against Philadelphia. So far, they are 5th in shutouts, achieving 4 shutouts.

Goalie Connor Hellebuyck gets the start and has made 36 starts this season. His record at this point is 23-10, and his save percentage is 0.951%.

Can the Flyers Pull Out the Win as Home Underdogs?

At home this season, the Flyers have gone 11-12-2, and they have lost four straight games at home. In the Eastern Conference standings, Philadelphia is in 8th place and 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. Through 51 games, the Flyers have a record of 26-19-6.

As the underdog, Philadelphia has a record of 18-14-5 and has been the underdog in 37 of their 51 games. Over their last ten games, the Flyers have gone 5-5, and they have lost four of their last five games.

Philadelphia enters the game with a puck line record of 30-21 and has gone 1-2 against the puck line in their last three games. When playing at home, the Flyers have a puck line mark of 9-16 and have gone just 1-9 against the puck line in their last ten home games.

So far this season, the Flyers have 15 wins by multiple goals and have gone 27-10 against the puck line when listed as the underdog. Overall, Philadelphia has gone 1-4 against the puck line in their last five games and has dropped eight straight games against the puck line when listed as the favorite.

For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring Philadelphia is 5.8. The season's average over/under line is currently at 6.2. The Flyers come in with an over/under record of 20-28-3.

Although Winnipeg has a straight up record of 0-3 in their last three road games, they have not held up as well vs the puck line going 1-2. The team averaged 0 goals per game in these games.

For their offensive performance, the Flyers come in averaging 2.8 goals per game this season, which is 22nd in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 1st in the league. This season, the Flyers have a 18-11 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 6-8 record.

Philadelphia will be looking for a good game from Travis Konecny who leads the team in scoring with 23 goals, ranking 20th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 20 assists so far.

Defensively, the Flyers are currently 25th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 28 shots per game against Philadelphia. They also are 5th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

Goalie Samuel Ersson comes into the game having made 24 starts this season. So far, his record is 13-9 and he has a save percentage of 0.65%.