Columbus Blue Jackets at Philadelphia Flyers 11/22/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 11/21/2014
Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 7:00 PM ET
Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia
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The Columbus Blue Jackets, who are just 3-5-1 on the road this season, will be visiting the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night.
The Blue Jackets and the Flyers played each other for the first time this season last Friday, with the Blue Jackets coming away with a 4-3 road win. Columbus defenseman James Wisniewski was the start of the game, scoring two goals on the win.
Wisniewski has now played against the Flyers 11 times in his career, notching three goals and five assists. Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen has two goals and four assists against Philadelphia in six games, while goalie Sergei Bobrovsky is 2-0-0 against them with a .969 save percentage and a 1.00 GAA.
On Thursday night, the Flyers gave up two third period goals to the Minnesota Wild and lost 3-2 on home ice. They were certainly had the more aggressive offense, outshooting the Wild 39-29 in the losing effort.
The Flyers are in the top 10 in the league right now in both scoring and power play percentage. Netminder Steve Mason is just 3-6-1 on the year with a .914 save percentage and a 2.94 GAA. Their best offensive player has been right wing Jakub Voracek, who has seven goals and 20 assists through 18 games. Center Claude Giroux has also played well through 18 games by notching six goals and 16 assists.
Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
Columbus Blue Jackets are 6-12-0 Against the Spread
Columbus Blue Jackets are 9-7-0 against the Over/Under
Philadelphia Flyers Betting Trends
Philadelphia Flyers are 7-11-0 Against the Spread
Philadelphia Flyers are 10-7-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
Columbus Blue Jackets
11/18/14 RW Jack Skille Neck "?" Friday vs Boston
11/18/14 LW Matt Calvert Ankle "?" Friday vs Boston
11/15/14 D Fedor Tyutin Knee out 4-6 weeks
11/06/14 D Ryan Murray Knee out indefinitely
11/03/14 D Cody Goloubef Knee out indefinitely
10/29/14 C Mark Letestu Groin expected to miss 2-4 weeks
10/08/14 C Brandon Dubinsky Abdominal out 6 weeks
10/05/14 RW Nathan Horton Back out indefinitely
11/20/14 D Michael Del Zotto Lower Body "?" Saturday vs Columbus
11/05/14 LW Michael Raffl Foot expected to miss 6 weeks
11/01/14 C Ryan White Chest out indefinitely
10/09/14 D Chris Pronger Concussion out for season
10/05/14 D Kimmo Timonen Blood Clot out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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