Philadelphia Flyers 3 – Colorado Avalanche 6
Two NHL teams heading in vastly different directions will meet when the Colorado Avalanche hosts the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday night. Flyers vs Avalanche betting may be impacted due to both teams’ recent NHL trade deadline moves and the fact that this is a late-season game, possibly changing NHL betting odds.
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Date: 9:00 PM ET March 25, 2022
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
Avalanche Look to Stay Hot On Home Ice
The Avalanche enter Friday’s contest against the Flyers with the NHL’s best record at 45-14-5, frontrunning in the Western Conference and Central Division.
Colorado also holds the best home record in the Western Conference (25-4-3). Only the Eastern Conference’s Florida Panthers have more home wins (26) than the Avalanche this season.
The Avalanche have been one of the best teams in the NHL this season and pulled away as a Stanley Cup favorite. Boasting an elite offense, the Avalanche have scored 245 goals this season and have a goal differential of plus-67; both are tops in the Western Conference.
The Avalanche made several moves ahead of the trade deadline, bolstering their bottom-six forwards with the additions of Artturi Lehkonen, Nico Sturm, and Andrew Cogliano, while also acquiring former alternate captain from the Anaheim Ducks, defenseman Josh Manson.
Colorado had a four-game winning streak snapped on Wednesday night after a 3-1 loss to the Vancouver Canucks. Over their last ten games, Colorado is 5-4-1.
Flyers Hope to Turnaround Road Woes
In one of the worst seasons in the franchise’s history, Philadelphia is still looking for their first road victory in 2022, having gone winless in 12 road contests this calendar year.
Philadelphia made several moves ahead of this year’s trade deadline, including trading away long-time captain Claude Giroux to the Panthers.
It’s the end of an era in Philly, as Giroux had recently played his 1,000th career game wearing an orange and black sweater. In return from Florida, the Flyers received two draft picks, including a conditional 2024 first-rounder and former 10th overall draft pick, forward Owen Tippett.
The Flyers continued the firesale, trading away veterans Derrick Brassard and Justin Braun.
Overnight, the Flyers got considerably younger as a team, which could accelerate the sinking of their season.
The Flyers traveled to St. Louis to take on the Blues Thursday before heading to Colorado for the third game of a five-game road trip.
Unlike the Avalanche, the Flyers are at the bottom of the NHL in most team statistics. Entering play Thursday, the Flyers hold a -61 goal differential; only the Arizona Coyotes (-64) and Montreal Canadians (-78) have a worse differential in the NHL.
Philadelphia’s 159 total goals are last in the entire league.
Flyers vs. Avalanche Betting Analysis
The Avalanche are 31-33 against the spread this season, but against a young Flyers team with little to play for, they should enter Friday’s contest as the favorite among the NHL odds.
The Flyers and Avalanche met once this season, back on December 6, a 7-5 Colorado victory.Follow us on Twitter
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