The Philadelphia Flyers will look to get some quick revenge on Saturday night in a rematch against the Boston Bruins.

Let’s dive into this Eastern Division showdown from a betting perspective in our Flyers vs. Bruins betting preview with odds, picks and predictions.

Flyers vs. Bruins Betting Preview

The Boston Bruins picked up a 5-4 shootout victory on Thursday night, with the Flyers blowing their two-goal lead built during the second period. The Bruins exploded for four scores before Philly tied the contest on a power-play tally from forward James van Riemsdyk, which was his second goal of the night.

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Boston forward Jake DeBrusk scored the only goal of the shootout round, with Tuukka Rask stopping all four Flyers shooters to preserve the win.

Philadelphia is still missing key forward Sean Couturier and defenseman Shayne Ghostisbehere, and the blue-line depth will now be further tested. Phillpe Myers is out for at least a couple of weeks, while Mark Friedman suffered a facial injury and is day-to-day.

Ghostisbehere could return to the lineup for this contest after he battled COVID-19, but if he isn’t ready, journeyman Nate Prosser will have to be inserted into the rotation.

Flyers vs. Bruins Odds

Here are the lines for Flyers vs. Bruins at DraftKings Sportsbook:

Spread: Flyers (+1.5 -215); Bruins (-1.5 +175)
Moneyline: Flyers (+125); Bruins (-148)
Over/Under: Over 5.5 (-110)/Under 5.5 (-110)

 

Bets We Like With a Flyers Win

James van Riemsdyk to Score a Goal Anytime (+360 DraftKings)

With a pair of goals scored last time out, the 31-year old forward now has three goals and two assists on the season, and I like for his hot run to continue if the Flyers are going to have a chance to earn two points in this contest. The player Philadelphia fans call “JVR” has 16 goals and 12 assists in 37 career games versus the Bruins.

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Bets We Like With an Bruins Win

Flyers Team Total UNDER 2.5 Goals (-125, DraftKings)

For the Bruins to win their second straight game, they will have to rely on their goaltending and defense, both units of which have performed above expectations through five games. They will have to hold this streaking Flyers offense to under three goals and avoid another track meet like the one played  on Thursday night.

This Boston team isn’t built to score in bunches. The backend play will have to stand tall at TD Garden if they want to come out victorious.

 

Bets We Like Independent of the Outcome

First Period UNDER 1.5 Goals (-121, DraftKings)

These two teams are a combined 2-7 to the under in first period totals this season, with a head-to-head mark of 3-3 in their last six meetings. Meanwhile, three straight meetings have been played to a first period under. Both of these clubs play tight early and then make adjustments in the later periods, as shown on Thursday with six total goals scored in the second frame of action.

 

Flyers vs. Bruins Prediction

This will be another tightly contested matchup, and I feel that Boston will be able to keep things level on the defensive end and find a way to pick up another one-goal victory over the short-handed Flyers.

I’m taking the Bruins to win this game 3-2 on Saturday night in Beantown.

-Post written by Alex B. Smith. Follow him on Twitter at @axsmithsports.

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