Flyers vs. Blackhawks Odds, Spread, Moneyline, Over/Under - NHL Odds 2/21/24

Moneyline: Philadelphia Flyers -225, Chicago Blackhawks +190
Spread: Flyers -1.5 (+105), Blackhawks +1.5 (-130)
Total: Over/Under 5.5 points

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2023-24 NHL Regular Season Game
Philadelphia Flyers (29-20-7, 15-8-5 Away) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (15-38-3, 11-14-2 Home)
Date: Feb. 21
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
United Center in Chicago, Ill.
TV Channel: TNT
Live Stream: MAX, Watch TNT
Live Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic (Flyers) and WGN Radio 720 (Blackhawks)

Only five NHL games are scheduled for Wednesday night, with the nationally-televised TNT lineup providing two very intriguing primetime matchups. The Boston Bruins will be visiting Edmonton in the doubleheader’s second game – a meeting of two teams holding playoff spots -- at 10 p.m. ET. However, the first game, which takes place at 7:30 p.m. ET in Chicago, is no less enticing, because it pits the playoff-contending Philadelphia Flyers against the hometown Blackhawks. Philadelphia is an NHL team on the rise this season, and Chicago rookie sensation Connor Bedard is a player on the rise – stealing the show night after night. In other words, this should make for some great primetime TV.

The Philadelphia Flyers and Chicago Blackhawks meet for the first time in the 2023-24 NHL season on Wednesday in what should be an intriguing primetime matchup. Blackhawks rookie sensation Connor Bedard is finally healthy and back on the ice for Chicago, and he will get to display his talent in front of a national TV audience during this game. It’s also an important primetime appearance for a young, up-and-coming Flyers team that has turned a big corner this season. As a fan, you can’t ask for much more.

Flyers vs. Blackhawks Predictions and Picks

The Philadelphia Flyers enter Wednesday’s game as the superior team, which is fair to say because they outrank the Blackhawks in nearly every statistical category this season apart from the category of “most exciting rookie.”

The Flyers’ defense will be the key to this game, because Philadelphia has suffocated its opponents this season by allowing the NHL’s fourth-fewest shots and 12th-fewest goals per game. Although Philadelphia went through some turmoil in recent weeks – losing No. 1 goalie Carter Hart for the foreseeable future due to off-ice issues -- the Flyers have continued winning games.

Chicago, on the other hand, is two or three seasons away from making noise in the NHL, but having super-talented rookie Connor Bedard on their roster means the Blackhawks can’t be counted out of any game. Since Bedard returned to the lineup from a jaw injury, Chicago has won one of three games. Prior to his return, the team had lost seven straight.

Obviously no one player can produce consistent wins for any team, but Bedard can certainly be expected to create some fireworks against a stout Flyers defense on Wednesday. Despite the rookie’s presence, Philadelphia will prevail in this one. Give me the Flyers to win in regulation, since Chicago doesn’t force many overtime games.

The Pick: Philadelphia Flyers Win/Draw/Win (-140)

The over/under total for this game is interesting. Philadelphia’s defense has been very good this season, while the Blackhawks’ offense has been very bad – particularly during Connor Bedard’s absence. It would therefore seem that bettors should be happily leaning toward the under for this game. However, let’s pump the brakes here, because the Blackhawks’ defense has been just as bad as their offense. I can see the Flyers scoring four to five goals and Chicago sneaking in one, or maybe two, in this game. As a result, I like the over on the total, since this line of 6.5 goals has started to become a standard total throughout the NHL this season. Also, with a healthy Bedard back in the lineup, Chicago’s team gets a real boost. The rookie star has picked up six points -- four assists and two goals -- over his three games since returning to action.

The Pick: Over 5.5 (-135)

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Connor Bedard

I know it seems like overkill each time I say this, but Chicago rookie Connor Bedard is a special talent. It might seem crazy to jump to conclusions about an 18-year old in his first NHL season, but there’s no doubt in my mind that this kid should retire as one of the greatest hockey players of all time. He’ll have a chance to prove just how talented he is on Wednesday night, because he faces a tough test against a Flyers defense that has shut down some of the best players in hockey this season.

There are a few Bedard props that I like for Wednesday, but the top one for me in this game is the over/under on his shots on goal. Even though the Flyers allow the NHL’s fourth-fewest shots per game and suffocate opposing teams in their own zone, I think Bedard will break through and put on a show for the home crowd.  Bedard has exceeded his current prop total in two of three games since coming back from his injury, and I will look to take the over on his shots for Wednesday night.

The Pick: Connor Bedard over 2.5 shots on goal (-150)

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Money Line I’m going with my standard parlay-first-leg pick here and taking a team on the money line. I went with the Philadelphia Flyers to win in regulation as my main pick for this game, but let’s go with them on the money line for a little insurance here because I think -- without any doubt -- that Philadelphia will win this game.

Leg-1 SGP Pick: Philadelphia Flyers ML (-215)

Connor Bedard Since returning from his injury, Chicago rookie Connor Bedard has scored in two of three games, and one of those goals came against a Carolina Hurricanes defense that is better than what the Flyers have. To be fair, Bedard is a matchup nightmare for any NHL defense, and he will show why in front of his home crowd under the bright TNT primetime lights on Wednesday night.

Leg-2 SGP Pick: Connor Bedard anytime goalscorer (+175)

Blackhawks Total Goals The Chicago Blackhawks have not been able to reach four goals in any of their last 10 games. They have come close, tallying three goals three times, but they have not had a four-goal game since a Jan. 18 overtime victory. Having Connor Bedard back certainly boosts Chicago’s offense, but he can’t score every goal. Eventually the rest of Chicago’s team has to step up, but it hasn’t happened yet. So, for the last leg of this parlay, we’re going with the Blackhawks scoring under 3.5 total goals.

Leg-3 SGP Pick: Blackhawks goals under 3.5 (-350)

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