The Philadelphia Flyers have gone through some tough times in the first half of the 2019-20 NHL season. They came into the season with a rookie goalie, a young budding star sidelined by migraines, and a new coach with plenty of new faces.
They have battled through injuries and adversity and are still in the thick of things in the Eastern Conference. The team has come together over the course of the season in different ways and the Flyers are gearing up for the second half.
The Flyers have seen their Stanley Cup odds fluctuate over the course of the season, and there’s no better time to hop on board the Orange and Black train than right now.
When a good team is on a losing streak, many people panic. Fans, analysts and pundits wonder if the team is for real, or if the struggling squad is the group’s true colors. The Flyers are currently going through that right now as they have lost three games in a row and are just 1-4-0 through five games of their six-game road trip. But fear not. After the Flyers’ sixth and final game of the road trip in Carolina, they are headed back home, where they are dominant this season.
The Flyers have seen their Stanley Cup odds drop as a result of a tough stretch. Their odds are now as high as +2800 (or higher) at certain sportsbooks. If oyou can get it much higher than that, hop right on it.
It Might be a Long Shot, But Feel Free to Take a Whirl on the Flyers Cup Odds
This is still a team full of talented players, with a good head coach and great goaltending tandem. The Flyers are led by veteran captain Claude Giroux, top-line center Sean Couturier, free-agent addition Kevin Hayes, and wingers Jake Voracek and James van Riemsdyk. They also have a budding star (and 2020 NHL All-Star) in Travis Konecny, who leads the team 36 points.
The Flyers have a deep roster as six players have already scored 10 or more goals, with Ivan Provorov (9) and Voracek (8) sure to get there as well. Scott Laughton also has five goals in 22 games, which is a pretty impressive pace.
Their defense is well-stocked too. They have the young veteran Provorov anchoring a defense with the steady Matt Niskanen, veteran Justin Braun, Shayne Gostisbehere, and up-and-coming youngsters Travis Sanheim, Philippe Myers and Robert Hagg.
In goal, the Flyers have been able to work their tandem equally, performing better than their numbers show. Carter Hart is 13-10-3 with a .905 save percentage, while Brian Elliott is 16-9-5 with a .899 save percentage. Hart has been impressive at home (11-1-2, .947 SV%), while Elliott has taken the reigns on the road with a 7-4-0 record.
Goaltending is their one weakness right now, but they have the ability to go on a run due to their team defense and coaching style. They have allowed one goal or less in 10 games, two goals in seven games, and three goals in 10 games. That is 27 (of 42) games that they should be able to win with three or less goals against.
The Flyers’ one weakness has been on the road, where they are 9-13-1 with a -30 goal differential. However, they have gotten extremely unlucky and the underlying stats show that it will turn around in the second half.
Right now, the Flyers’ future odds are worth a look. They are +1300 to reach the Stanley Cup Final and +2700 to win the Stanley Cup on DraftKings. Hop on board and take a Flyer on Philly