The Philadelphia Flyers are one of two NHL franchises in Philadelphia. They are famous for being the first expansion team to win the Stanley Cup during post-Original six era of the league. Since that time, the team has performed admirably but has yet to make a return to the Stanley Cup.
Unfortunately, the Flyers are presently stuck in a rut of mediocrity. Will it continue or can they turn the ship around? Regardless, once online sportsbooks launch in PA, you can expect plenty of Philadelphia Flyers betting action to take place. Learn more about the Flyers franchise and whether the experts are giving the Philadelphia Flyers odds of making a playoff run in the near future.
Expansion Franchise With Early Success
The Philadelphia Flyers came into the NHL as an expansion franchise in the 1967-1968 season. As expected, the first five years saw the team play sub .500 hockey, but then they turned things around in the sixth season, making it to the semifinals. Then in 1974 and 1975, they won the Stanley Cup to become the first expansion team to do so in the post-Original Six era.
Since that time, the Flyers have made six Stanley Cup Finals, but have lost each time. The last time they made it was 2010 when they lost to the Chicago Blackhawks in six games. However, in recent years, the team has struggled to get much above .500.
Three of the last six years, the Flyers have failed to make the playoffs and the other three they lost in the first round. In 2018, they fell to the Pittsburgh Penguins in six games.
Outlook for 2019 and Beyond
The Flyers are pretty much where they left off in 2018 and presently in the bottom third of the Eastern Conference. Many experts give the Philadelphia Flyers odds of making the second round with a record similar to last seasons.
We have to concur. The team has health concerns at goal and doesn’t have any standout talents that can carry them deep into the playoffs. However, a second round appearance would be a significant step forward for this team and is sorely needed for a franchise that has been struggling as of late.
Betting on the Philadelphia Flyers in Pennsylvania
Online sports betting will be in PA during the Summer of 2019, and once that happens, you can expect plenty of Philadelphia Flyers betting action. Presently, there are seven casinos authorized to offer online sports betting and will be giving Philadelphia Flyers odds on both the regular season and any post-season games they play.
Whether you’re looking to bet futures, parlays, goal lines, or even prop bets, you’ll be able to do so. If the Flyers are not your preferred team, you can be on any team in the National Hockey League. So whether you’re a Flyers fan holding out hope for a deep playoff run or a casual fan that only bets the Stanley Cup Finals, you will be able to place your bets soon at PA online sportsbooks.