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Philadelphia Flyers vs Boston Bruins 08/02/2020 NHL Picks, Odds and Betting Predictions

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Philadelphia Flyers vs Boston Bruins 08-02-2020 NHL Picks Odds and Betting Predictions

Philadelphia Flyers vs Boston Bruins 08/02/2020 – After nearly five months of no ice action, the Philadelphia Flyers and the Boston Bruins are finally back to compete as they are set for a faceoff inside the Scotiabank Arena, in Toronto, Ontario to begin the round-robin joust for the top four seeds in the NHL’s Eastern Conference. The match will start at 03:00 Eastern Time and will be broadcasted live on NBC and via streaming through NHL.TV and Sofascore. Both squads will step on neutral ice under the revised format for the league restart with the Bruins pegged to win at -135 price based on the latest NHL Betting Lines. The Flyers, meanwhile, are tagged with an +115 underdog price on the money line.

Philadelphia Flyers vs Boston Bruins 08/02/2020

When: Sunday, August 2, 03:00 PM EST

Where: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario

TV: NBC

Stream: NHL.TV

Philadelphia Flyers vs Boston Bruins 08/02/2020 Betting Odds:

Team PUCKLINE TOTAL ML
Philadelphia Flyers +1.5 (-220) 5.5 o (+110) +115
Boston Bruins -1.5 (+180) 5.5 u (-130) -135
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Philadelphia Flyers

They will make its debut in the bubble as the fourth-seeded Eastern Conference team for the round-robin. Although already assured of a spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Philadelphia Flyers will look to build momentum early despite being tasked with the challenge to upset the best team in the league. Philadelphia was on a surge when the NHL decided to suspend the season due to the pandemic, boasting a 9-1 record in their previous 10 games. Despite being underdogs in the match, the Flyers have possessed the confidence to beat the Bruins as they have beaten them twice in three matches this season. Travis Konecny and Sean Couturier are expected to lead the way once again as Philly tries to hit the ground running in the restart. 

Players to watch: Travis Konecny (GP 66, G 24, A 37, PTS 61), Sean Couturier (GP 69, G 22, A 37, PTS 59), Jakub Voracek (GP 69, G 12, A 44, PTS 56).

Boston Bruins

The Bruins, perhaps, are the most excited team to get back into the ice as they are poised to win the Stanley Cup title this year being at the top of the NHL entering the bubble tilt. Their first game for the championship bid, however, will have to be without Brad Marchand, who suffered a lower-body injury in Thursday’s exhibition game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Marchand is second leader in points for Boston with 87. But the team is not concerned, this also despite the uncertainty of skipper David Pastrnak playing after his initial 14-day quarantine following a trip from the Czech Republic.

Players to watch: David Pastrnak (GP 70, G 48, A 47, PTS 95), Brad Marchand (GP 70, G 28, A 59, PTS 87), Patrice Bergeron (GP 61, G 31, A 25, PTS 56).

Philadelphia Flyers vs Boston Bruins Betting Predictions

Trends

Flyers

Flyers are 6-0 in their last 6 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game.
Philadelphia is 8-1 in their last 9 games following a win.
Philadelphia is 6-1 in their last 7 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game.
Over is 3-0-1 in Flyers last 4 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game.
Over is 4-1 in Flyers last 5 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game.

Bruins

Bruins are 4-0 in their last 4 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game.
Boston is 6-0 in their last 6 games playing on 3 or more days rest.
Boston is 7-1 in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference.
Under is 5-1 in Bruins last 6 Sunday games.
Under is 5-1 in Bruins last 6 games playing on 2 days rest.

Flyers vs Bruins Betting Picks

The Bruins are at risk of playing their first game of the restart sans two of their best players. But with a solid core to count on to fill up the huge void, Boston will still take down the Flyers. Confidence as a group will play a huge role in this game so expect the Bruins to come out with the victory. 

Score Prediction: Flyers 2, Bruins 4.