• Flyers visit Red Wings on Monday
  • Flyers are faves at home
  • Red Wings suffered their fifth scoreless outing of the season last Saturday

The Detroit Red Wings went scoreless against the New York Rangers on Saturday. That marked the fifth time the team was held without a single goal this season. As they search for answers to their disastrous showing, another daunting task lies ahead as they are set to host the surging Philadelphia Flyers on Monday.

The Flyers are aggressively chasing a playoff spot as they are just two points removed from third-placed Columbus Blue Jackets in the Metropolitan Division. At the sixth spot in the middle of a six-team log jam in the division, Philly remains on target in seizing an outright berth to the postseason.

The Flyers are the obvious favorites in this match as approved by the latest NHL Vegas Odds.

Detroit Red Wings

That's five straight losses capped by a shutout on Saturday. The Red Wings just simply could not catch a break. With just 12 wins in already 53 games played, their chances of advancing are now close to being impossible. Their confidence certainly took a hit after suffering their third scoreless outing in eight games, not to mention that their current losing skid is just one of the several stretches where they registered a string of defeats in a row.

Philadelphia Flyers

The Flyers went on a field day on Saturday when they blasted off the Colorado Avalanche, 6-3, in what might be one of their best performances of the season. The team logged in 6-2-2 in their last ten in which they mustered 26 goals during a 5-1-1 stretch.

The year 2020 is off to a scorching start for Sean Couturier who just recorded his third three-point performance of the new year in the win against Colorado. The 27-year-old two-way center now leads the club in points with 46 in total built around 13 goals and 33 assists.

Odds and Trends

The Flyers are faves away from home, priced at -230 to win. The Red Wings are underdogs at +190.

The Red Wings are 24-62 in their last 86 vs. a team with a winning record and 10-41 in their last 51 overall.

The Flyers are 5-0 in their last 5 Monday games and 0-6 in their last 6 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game.

Over is 4-0-1 in Red Wings last 5 games playing on 1-day rest and 7-1 in Flyers last 8 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game.

Under is 4-0 in Red Wings last 4 vs. Eastern Conference and 4-1-1 in their last 6 overall.


Moneyline: Flyers

Total: Under

Philadelphia Flyers center Sean Couturier
Philadelphia Flyers center Sean Couturier (14) controls the puck against Los Angeles Kings defenseman Brayden McNabb (3) during the second period at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Oct. 28, 2014. Reuters/Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports