Philadelphia Flyers at Toronto Maple Leafs 12/20/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 12/19/2014
Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 7:00 PM ET
Air Canada Centre in Toronto
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The Philadelphia Flyers, who have won just three of their 15 games away from home this season, will be going on the road to face the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night. Last year, the Maple Leafs won two out of their three games against the Flyers.
The Flyers lost their second game in a row on Thursday night when the Florida Panthers beat them 2-1 in the shootout. They only had one power play chance in that loss and ended up being outshot 32-26 by Florida.
Through 31 games, the Flyers have given up more goals than they've scored and they are near the bottom of the league in penalty kill percentage. Their best offensive player has been right wing Jakub Voracek, who has 12 goals and 26 assists so far this season.
On Thursday night, the Maple Leafs had their six-game winning streak come to an end when the Carolina Hurricanes beat them 4-1 on the road. They were outplayed on both ends of the ice in that loss and ended up being outshot 37-26.
Through 32 games, the Maple Leafs have one of the highest scoring offenses in the league, but they are in the bottom half of the NHL in goals against. Right wing Phil Kessel has had a very good start to the year by notching 17 goals and 17 assists. Netminder Jonathan Bernier is 13-7-3 this season with one shutout and a .922 save percentage.
Philadelphia Flyers Betting Trends
Philadelphia Flyers are 11-20-0 Against the Spread
Philadelphia Flyers are 15-15-0 against the Over/Under
Toronto Maple Leafs Betting Trends
Toronto Maple Leafs are 19-13-0 Against the Spread
Toronto Maple Leafs are 18-14-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
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
Toronto Maple Leafs
12/08/14 C Leo Komarov Concussion out indefinitely
11/06/14 RW Carter Ashton Suspension expected to miss 20 games; eligible to return Dec 20 vs Philadelphia
Josh's Pick: Take Toronto
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