The Boston Bruins rematch with the Philadelphia Flyers tonight after completing a thrilling comeback on Wednesday night.
Let’s take a look at this showdown from a betting perspective in our Bruins vs. Flyers Betting preview with odds, picks and predictions on February 5, 2021.
Bruins vs. Flyers Betting Pick
The Boston Bruins once again pulled off a big comeback win with a 4-3 overtime victory against the Flyers after trailing 3-1 late in the third period. Winger David Pastrnak picked up a hat trick during regulation and assisted on the game-winner by Brad Marchand in the extra frame.
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The man Bruins fans call “Pasta” has five goals, two assists and 19 shots on goal in his first three games back since missing the first two weeks of the season after recovering from offseason hip surgery.
Goaltender Tuukka Rask made 22 saves to secure the win, improving his career mark against Philly to 17-2-4 with a 2.07 goals-against average and a .929% save percentage.
Flyers forwards Joel Farabee and Kevin Hayes each scored, which ties them for the club lead with six goals on the year. James van Riemsdyk and Travis Sanheim each chipped in a pair of assists for Philly, who will now look to bounce back after having their four-game win streak snapped.
Bruins vs. Flyers Odds
Here are the lines for Bruins vs. Flyers at BetMGM:
Spread: Bruins (-1.5 +200); Flyers (+1.5 -250)
Moneyline: Bruins (-130); Flyers (+115)
Over/Under: Over 5.5 (-115)/Under 5.5 (-105)
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Bets We Like With a Flyers Win
James van Riemsdyk to Score a Goal Anytime (+300 BetMGM)
The 31-year old forward now has five goals and 10 assists on the season, and I like for him to get on the board with a goal tonight if the Flyers are going to have a chance to win this contest. Riemsdyk has fared well against Boston in his career, scoring 12 goals and 18 assists in 39 games versus the Bruins.
Bets We Like With a Bruins Win
David Pastrnak OVER 3.5 Shots on Goal (-160 BetMGM)
The Bruins’ star forward has made a major impact upon returning to the lineup, scoring five goals and two assists while firing off 19 shots on goal in his first three contests after recovering from off-season hip surgery. The 24-year old Czech native has scored 12 goals and seven assists in 17 career games against the Flyers. After his hat trick on Wednesday night, I like for him to keep his hot run going and get several chances on net in this contest.
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Bets We Like Independent of the Outcome
Full Game OVER 5.5 (-113, DraftKings )
The Flyers have been cashing over tickets left and right this season, going 8-3 in their last 11 games, and while the Bruins started their campaign with 3 straight unders, the tide has shifted a bit, with the B’s going 5-2 to the over in their last seven contests. I expect to see a fast pace throughout the game, leading to many scoring chances.
Bruins vs. Flyers Prediction
Boston continues to play well from behind, but that is a trend that Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy doesn’t want becoming a habit. I expect another hard fought contest here, with the Bruins beating the Flyers tonight in a 4-2 decision to complete the two-game sweep.
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