Boston vs Philadelphia: prediction for the NHL game
Boston sit in 8th place in the East, but they are showing excellent results and should be able to strengthen their standings in the near future. After a bitter defeat to Minnesota (2:3), the team crushed Tampa Bay (5:2), Washington (7:3), and Montreal (5:1).
The Bruins demonstrate excellent performance this season and, on average, score four goals per game. The top scorer for Boston, Brad Marschand, has chalked up 39 points (19 goals and 20 assists).
Philadelphia are currently in 11th place in the East, so they probably won't be able to qualify for the playoffs this season. The Flyers are on a string of five defeats, and in most recent outings they lost to Anaheim (1:4), Pittsburgh (2:6) and San Jose (2:3 OT).
Mike Yeo's men have one of the worst defensive lines in the league, and on average they concede more than three goals per game. Most of the time, the Flyers concede in the second period.
Boston scored more than 3 goals in 4 out of 5 games.
In 3 head-to-head games out of 5, more than one goal was scored in the first period.
In our opinion, Boston are the clear favorites here, even though it will be their second game in two days. Philadelphia are in terrible form, and they have already suffered a defeat to the Bruins earlier this season.
Our prediction - Boston to win
Philadelphia concede a lot this season, and Boston have been showing high performance of late. Seven goals were scored in the previous match between the two sides, and we expect a similar result here.
Second bet - total over 5.5 goals