Vegas Golden Knights vs Philadelphia Flyers NHL Pick – March 8

The NHL is set up with another great slate of hockey throughout March 8. Eleven games are up on the board throughout Tuesday night. One of these games will be between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Philadelphia Flyers. These two teams have been on opposite sides of the standings this season, but will look for a big win in this one. This game will drop the puck at around 7:00 PM Eastern time.

Vegas has earned a record of 32-21-4 throughout this season, which has them sitting in third place of the Pacific division. The Golden Knights have won two games in a row and three of their last four. Vegas is one point out of the second lead and have a four point lead on the fourth spot. The Golden Knights will look to move up with a big win in this one.

The Flyers have put up a record of 17-28-10 so far this season, which has them in last place of the Metropolitan division. Philadelphia is coming off a win in their last game, but have lost eight of their last ten. The Flyers have not been able to get anything going this season, but will look for a strong finish. I expect Philadelphia to come out fast on the road in this one.

These two teams have had very different records throughout this season, but will look for a big win in this one. The Golden Knights have been the better overall team and have been strong as of late. Philadelphia will look to build on their last win entering this one. If either team can come out fast, it could be enough for the win.

Game Overview

The following odds are courtesy of BetOnline:

Teams Spread Money Line Total
Vegas Golden Knights -1 ½ (+145) -170 Over 6 (-108)
Philadelphia Flyers +1 ½ (-165) +153 Under 5 ½ (+105)

 

Team Data Vegas Golden Knights Philadelphia Flyers
Overall Record 32-21-4 17-28-10
Away/ Home Record 16-8-1 10-15-5
Goals Per Game 3.16 2.53
Goals Per Game Away/ Home 3.20 2.83
Save Percentage .902 .898
Save Percentage Away/ Home .910 .896

Betting Trends

Vegas Golden Knights

  • 3-1 in March
  • 8-6 on Tuesday nights
  • 17-7 after a non-Conference game
  • 14-11 in non-Conference game
  • 17-7 against team with a losing record

Philadelphia Flyers

  • 1-2 in March
  • 4-7 on Tuesday nights
  • 5-7 when playing on two days rest
  • 10-12 after non-Conference game
  • 11-12 in non-Conference game
  • 8-4 after scoring four goals or more

These two teams met up once this season on December 10 in Vegas. Max Pacioretty scored twice, and Alex Pietrangelo had two assists. It was not enough for the Golden Knights though. Keith Yandle had two assists, while Sean Couturier, Kevin Hayes, James van Riemsdyk and Maxwell Willman all scored. Carter Hart stopped 41 of 44 shots as the Flyers grabbed a 4-3 win.

Special Teams

The Golden Knights have been struggling on special teams throughout this season. Vegas has scored on 26 of their 144 power play chances, which is an 18.1 percent power play. The Golden Knights have killed off 121 of their opponents 153 power play attempts, which is a 79.1 percent kill rate. Vegas is 23rd on the power play and 18th on the kill this season.

Philadelphia has not been any better on special teams during this season. The Flyers have capitalized on 22 of their 159 power play opportunities, which is a 13.8 percent success rate. Philadelphia has given up 37 power play goals on 158 penalties against, which is a 76.6 percent penalty kill. The Flyers are 30th on the man advantage and 22nd on the penalty kill.

These two teams have struggled on special teams this season, but Vegas has been a bit better on both sides. The Golden Knights will look for their special teams to step up early in this one. The Flyers have struggled heavily on the power play and will look to get it going early in this one. If either team can get a power play goal, it could be enough for the win.

Goaltending Comparison

I expect Robin Lehner to get the start in the crease for Vegas in this one. Lehner has started in 37 games this season, going 21-14-1 in those matchups. He has posted a .909 save percentage and a GAA of 2.79 in those outings. Lehner finished with 39 saves on 40 shots in his last start against the Ottawa Senators, which was enough for the win.

Carter Hart will likely get the nod between the pipes for the Flyers on Tuesday night. Hart has earned a record of 10-18-6 throughout his 34 starts on the season. He has put up a save percentage of .910 and a 2.94 GAA in his starts. Hart’s last start was against the Minnesota Wild. He stopped 33 of 38 shots in the losing effort.

These two goalies have been solid throughout this season. Hart has been better statistically, but has not had the wins to show for it. Hart has lost five of his last six starts. Lehner has won three of his last five games entering this one. If either goalie can come out fast on Tuesday night, it could be enough to lead their team to the win.

Pick Overview

The Flyers have struggled heavily this season, but will look to play some spoiler against the Vegas Golden Knights. Philadelphia earned a win in Vegas earlier this season and will look to build on it. Neither team has gotten much going on special teams and have been led by their goalies. If the Flyers can come out fast at home, I think they can win this one.

BetOnline has the Golden Knights listed as a -170 against the money line in this one. This implies that Vegas will win this game around 63 percent of the time. I think that this line should be closer to even with Philadelphia at home. The Flyers have kept a lot of games close this season. As big underdogs in this one, I really like the value on the Flyers.

The Bet
Philadelphia Flyers
+153
Andruw Burling / Author

Andruw Burling has been writing sports picks since 2017, covering mainly NHL and NBA content, but doing work in other sports as well. Andruw grew up in Las Vegas and has been around sports since a young age. He grew up a huge NHL and NBA fan and continues to use that knowledge in his content today.

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