Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Philadelphia Flyers Player Props, Picks and Predictions – Thursday, Jan. 04

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We have your Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Philadelphia Flyers prop betting and game preview needs covered as the Columbus Blue Jackets hit the road to face the Philadelphia Flyers.

The Philadelphia Flyers (19-13-5) are set to host the Columbus Blue Jackets (12-19-8) in a clash of Eastern Conference rivals. As the Flyers aim to snap a three-game losing streak, the Blue Jackets are looking to turn the tide after dropping their last two games.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Philadelphia Flyers Odds Info

Moneyline: Columbus Blue Jackets +155 (BetRivers) / Philadelphia Flyers -190 (BetRivers)

Puck Line: -1.5 – Columbus Blue Jackets -145 (PointsBet) / Philadelphia Flyers +130 (FanDuel)

Total: 6.0 – +102 (BetRivers) / -124 (BetRivers)

Game Info

Date: Thursday, Jan. 04

Time: 07:00 PM

Location: Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA


Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends

  • On the road this season, the Columbus Blue Jackets have 4 wins and 13 losses.
  • As the underdog this season, the Columbus Blue Jackets have 11 wins and 24 losses.
  • This season, the Columbus Blue Jackets have hit 22 overs and 17 unders.

Philadelphia Flyers Betting Trends

  • At home this season, the Philadelphia Flyers have 8 wins and 8 losses.
  • As the favorite this season, the Philadelphia Flyers have 5 wins and 3 losses.
  • This season, the Philadelphia Flyers have hit 16 overs and 21 unders.

Historic Head-to-Head Stats and Analysis

Over the course of the last two seasons, the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Philadelphia Flyers have faced off six times, with the Flyers emerging victorious in four of those encounters. The Blue Jackets managed to secure two wins, indicating a competitive but slightly skewed head-to-head record in favor of the Flyers. When it comes to the performance against the spread, both teams have an equal record, with each team covering the spread three times. The majority of the games have been high-scoring affairs, with the Over hitting on five occasions and the Under only once. The home team has shown a significant advantage, winning five out of the six games, while the visiting team has only managed to win once. The Flyers have been the favorite team more often, as indicated by the lower moneyline in the majority of the matchups. Additionally, the Flyers have demonstrated a strong power play performance in these games, which has been a contributing factor to their success.

The most recent game between the two teams took place on November 19, 2023, and saw the Philadelphia Flyers defeat the Columbus Blue Jackets with a final score of 5-2. The Flyers were the favorites going into the game, as reflected by their lower closing moneyline of -164 compared to the Blue Jackets’ +134. The Flyers’ victory also meant they covered the spread, which was set at -1.5. The game’s total score exceeded the closing over-under line of 6.5, resulting in an Over outcome. Key statistics from this game include the Flyers converting 25% of their power play opportunities and the Blue Jackets allowing a short-handed goal. The Flyers also had more blocked shots and takeaways, while the Blue Jackets led in hits and faceoff wins. The Flyers’ goaltender, Samuel Ersson, had a save percentage of 0.909, and the Blue Jackets’ Spencer Martin had a save percentage of 0.84.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Philadelphia Flyers Predictions

The Flyers, currently holding the seventh spot in the Eastern Conference, are looking to rebound after a series of losses. With Travis Konecny leading the team in goals and points, and Travis Sanheim contributing the most assists, the Flyers have shown they can be an offensive threat. However, their recent performance has been marred by a lack of consistency, particularly on the power play, where they’ll need to capitalize against a Blue Jackets team that’s struggled defensively this season.

Columbus, sitting at the bottom of the Metropolitan Division, has had a challenging season but boasts talent in the likes of Johnny Gaudreau and Kirill Marchenko, who leads the team in goals. The Blue Jackets will rely heavily on their top performers, including defenseman Ivan Provorov, to make an impact. Despite their record, they’ve been competitive in recent matchups against the Flyers and will look to leverage their underdog status to stage an upset at the Wells Fargo Center.

This game presents a key opportunity for both teams to address their weaknesses and build momentum. The Flyers will need to tighten up their defense and improve their special teams play, while the Blue Jackets must find a way to generate offense against a Flyers team that’s been tough to beat at home. With both teams eager to claim a much-needed victory, this matchup promises to be a tightly contested battle on the ice.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Philadelphia Flyers Pick

Despite the Philadelphia Flyers’ home advantage and their position in the Eastern Conference, the Columbus Blue Jackets present a compelling case for an upset. The Flyers are on a three-game losing streak and have shown vulnerability, particularly in their special teams play. The Blue Jackets, while lower in the standings, have players like Johnny Gaudreau and Kirill Marchenko who can make a significant impact. With the Flyers’ recent inconsistency and the Blue Jackets’ competitive history against them, the value lies in the underdog’s moneyline, especially considering the potential high return on the +155 odds provided by BetRivers.

Historically, the home team has dominated this matchup, but the Blue Jackets’ recent against-the-spread (ATS) performance, winning 3 of their last 5 ATS, suggests they’re due for a strong showing. Additionally, the Flyers have been struggling to cover the spread at home, with a 2-3 record in their last 5 home ATS. With the Flyers’ recent form and the Blue Jackets’ ATS trends, the smart money is on Columbus to defy the odds and secure a win at the Wells Fargo Center.

The Pick: Columbus Blue Jackets +155 (BetRivers)

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Philadelphia Flyers Player Prop Picks

Here are the players who have hit over their current prop line in at least 7 of their last 10 games.

Columbus Blue Jackets

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Justin Danforth Shots On Goal 1.5 8/10 -135 +105 1.9 1.87
Yegor Chinakhov Shots On Goal 1.5 8/10 -180 +140 2.2 2.14
Yegor Chinakhov Points 0.5 7/10 +130 -166 0.9 0.91

Philadelphia Flyers

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Travis Konecny Points 0.5 8/10 -160 +124 1.0 1.09
Morgan Frost Shots On Goal 1.5 8/10 -166 +130 2.1 2.18
Travis Konecny Assists 0.5 7/10 +145 -190 0.8 0.86
Joel Farabee Points 0.5 7/10 -115 -115 1.0 1.10