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NHL Picks: Devils at Flyers

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New Jersey went from a Game 7 win at Florida (the frying pan) into a back and forth battle against Philadelphia (the oven) to open their best of seven series. It was the third straight overtime game for Jersey and the team’s goal production has been steady at three goals per game but against the Flyers, that won’t put food on the table for long.


The loss of Kovalchuk and gain of Van Riemsdyk heavily sway the odds for this series towards Philadelphia


NHL betting shops opened the odds for Game 2 of the New Jersey vs. Philadelphia series at Flyers -150 and 5.5 Under (-128). Early indicators show the favorite getting action and the current price is Philly -163. The NHL odds for the total moved to 5.5 Under (-137) on news that Ilya Kovalchuk (lower body) would not dress.

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