The puck line is hockey’s version of spread betting. While basketball and football spreads vary based on the skill level of the teams involved in the game, the puck-line will almost always be 1.5. This is because hockey games are more random, low-scoring, and have a lower average margin-of-victory. Betting on a team to cover the puck-line is usually a plus-money proposition.
Philadelphia Flyers Odds
The Flyers have made the playoffs 20 times in their past 26 seasons and, despite missing the postseason last year, are perennial contenders for a spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Below see how to bet on the NHL‘s Flyers at online sportsbooks including the latest Flyers betting odds available at NJ online sportsbooks.
Tonight’s Flyers odds
Here are the best available Flyers odds at NJ online sportsbooks for the next game. Simply click on the odds to go to the sportsbook, claim your bonus, and lock in your Flyers bet before the game.
Flyers Stanley Cup, Eastern Conference odds
Though the Flyers missed qualifying for the playoffs last season, hope for a Cup this year is higher. Get the best available odds on the Flyers to win the Stanley Cup or the East below. Click on any odds to go right to the sportsbook.
How to bet on Flyers games in New Jersey
Betting on sports has never been simpler now that sports betting has been legalized in New Jersey. Throughout this page, you’ll notice sportsbooks offering a sign-up bonus and/or promotional offer. Pick a sportsbook bonus that fits your needs and click the link to claim the offer.
To claim the offer, you’ll need to register an account. Fill out all of the necessary information such as your birthday, password, and username. Once you’ve registered your account, download the app for your sportsbook from wherever you get your apps. If you’re on your laptop, you can use the website.
Once you’ve registered an account and claimed your free bets or bonus, you should fund your account. Use your bank account or credit card to deposit money into your sportsbook account. Once you have a funded active account, you are ready to bet!
Flyers betting lines explained
Below is an example of typical betting lines for the Flyers.
|Flyers||-135||-1.5 (+160)||Over 5.5 (-130)|
|Rangers||+115||+1.5 (-180)||Under 5.5 (+110)|
The three main markets to bet on hockey are the moneyline, puck-line, and the over/under (total).
Hockey Betting Basics
Moneyline: Betting on the moneyline simply means betting on the winner of the game. No matter how it’s done, if your moneyline bet wins the hockey game, your bet is a winner. In this example, Philadelphia is a -135 favorite. If you are looking to profit $100, you’d have to risk $135. A $100 wager on the Rangers would get you a $115 payout.
Over/Under (Total): Similar to other sports, hockey allows totals betting. Just like the puck-line though, hockey’s total is pretty static. The total is almost always 5.5 goals. Two offensive teams might generate a total of 6.5, but that’s as high as it will go. Simply bet whether the two teams will combine to score over or under the number of goals listed in the total.
Flyers Vegas odds vs. online odds
Odds at sportsbooks are pretty similar across the board. This is because most lines are based on the same model that the oddsmakers in Vegas have used for a long time. Until recently, sports betting was only legal in Las Vegas and the oddsmakers there mastered the craft of creating lines. They do a pretty good job of setting lines, so other sportsbooks use theirs as a template.
The main difference between the Vegas odds and the odds on local sportsbooks would be odds for the local team. Some sportsbooks want to limit their exposure and risk on the home team, so they might shave lines to get more action against the local teams like the Flyers.
Flyers live betting
If you’ve missed puck-drop, it’s not too late to get in on the action. Top sportsbooks have invested heavily in making sure live betting is as easy as pre-game betting.
Live betting entails betting on a game that is currently ongoing, with the odds having been adjusted for what has already happened in the game. If the first period had 3 goals scored in it, the live over/under might now be 7.5 compared to the pregame line of 5.5. If the team that was favored to win pre-game gives up the first goal, they might be a live underdog.
Not overreacting to what has happened leads to opportunities for profitable live betting. Remember, oddsmakers are very often completely wrong. If a line has moved a tremendous amount from what it was before the game, bet on the results to regress closer to what was expected before the game.
Flyers prop betting
Just like other sports, hockey offers plenty of props to bet on. A prop bet is a bet on something to occur within the game. Some examples of hockey props include:
- Period betting: Who will win the first period? Will the second period go over or under 1.5 goals? If you only have time to watch a period of the game, this is a great way to get invested.
- First player to score: Who do you think will score the first goal of the game? With this outcome being relatively random, payouts can be large. Even the best scorers in the game have odds over +500, while some lesser players can have payouts as high as 30-1.
- Will the game go to overtime?: If you’re expecting a close game, you can bet on the game to go to overtime. Over 23% of NHL games go to overtime, so if you can pick the right spot, you can get odds near 3-1 on ‘yes’
FanDuel has established itself as a premier name in the sports betting landscape and NJ residents can use the FanDuel Sportsbook app to bet on the Flyers, which is great news.
FanDuel offers a substantial amount of markets for hockey. Some of the notable markets include game lines, live betting, futures markets, prop bets, live props, and period bets.
FanDuel also offers great promotions for new customers. They have free bets and sign up bonuses that are amongst the best in the industry.
Flyers stats leaders
The Philadelphia Flyers have had some big names on their team throughout their history. You’ll find the leaders in goals, assists, points, and saves for the past five seasons below.
|2020-21||Joel Farabee (20)||Jakub Voracek (34)||James van Riemsdyk / Claude Giroux / Jakub Voracek (43)||Brian Elliott (738)|
|2019-20||Travis Konecny (24)||Jakub Voracek (44)||Travis Konecny (61)||Carter Hart (1005)|
|2018-19||Sean Couturier (33)||Claude Giroux (63)||Claude Giroux (85)||Carter Hart (895)|
|2017-18||Claude Giroux (34)||Claude Giroux (68)||Claude Giroux (102)||Brian Elliott (1116)|
|2016-17||Wayne Simmonds (31)||Claude Giroux (44)||Jakub Voracek (61)||Steve Mason (1413)|
Flyers Draft picks
Below we’ll list the first round draft picks the Philadelphia Flyers have made over the past 5 seasons. The Flyers did not have a first round pick for 2021.
- 2020: Tyson Foerster (23rd overall)
- 2019: Cam York (14th overall)
- 2018: Joel Farabee (14th overall), Jay O’Brien (19th overall)
- 2017: Nolan Patrick (2nd overall), Morgan Frost (27th overall)
Flyers bench staff
Head coach: Alain Vigneault (since April 2019)
Vigneault was hired by the Flyers before the 2019-20 season. In his first season, Vigneault led the Flyers to a 41-21-7 record. Before the Flyers, Vigneault coached the Montreal Canadiens, Vancouver Canucks, and New York Rangers. His all-time coaching record is 714-479-35. He has led two of his teams to the Stanley Cup Final but is yet to win the Cup.
Assistant coach: Michel Therrien
Therrien joined Vigneault’s staff with Philadelphia in 2019. Therrien replaced Vigneault as Montreal’s head coach in 2000. Therrien went on to coach the Pittsburgh Penguins and was fired during the 2009 Stanley Cup-winning season. He then returned to Montreal where he coached until 2017. With a vast amount of head-coaching experience, Therrien is an asset to Vigneault.
Assistant coach: Mike Yeo
Mike Yeo is another former NHL head coach who finds himself as an assistant on the Flyers coaching staff. Yeo coached the Minnesota Wild from 2011 through 2016. He then coached the St. Louis Blues from February 2017 through November 2018. He was fired, and then the Blues went on to win the Stanley Cup later that season.
Assistant coach: Darryl Williams
Williams was hired as an assistant coach in July after serving most recently as an assistant coach for the Newfoundland Growlers of the ECHL. He has ten seasons of prior NHL assistant coaching experience, nine of which have been under Vigneault.
Goaltending coach: Kim Dillabaugh
Dillabaugh joined the Flyers coaching staff after eight seasons with the Los Angeles Kings where he developed the likes of Jonathan Quick, Jonathan Bernier, and Martin Jones. Flyers fans hope for similar success with Carter Hart and the rest of the goaltenders in the organization.
Past Flyers coaches
These are the five coaches who stood behind the bench for the Flyers before Alain Vigneault.
|Scott Gordon||December 2018-April 2019||25-22-4|
|Dave Hakstol||May 2015-December 2018||134-101-42|
|Craig Berube||October 2013-April 2015||75-58-28|
|Peter Laviolette||December 2009-October 2013||145-98-29|
|John Stevens||October 2006-December 2009||120-109-34|
Where is the Flyers Arena?
Name: Wells Fargo Center
Address: 3601 South Broad St
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Owner: Comcast Spectator
Operator: Global Spectrum
Groundbreaking: September 1994
Opening Date: April 1996
Construction Cost: $210 million
Other events hosted: 76ers (NBA), Lacrosse, Villanova College Basketball, Wrestling, Political Conventions
Sportsbook at Wells Fargo Center
The Flyers, Wells Fargo Center, and PlaySugarHouse.com all agreed in 2019 to create a sportsbook lounge inside the arena. There are two lounges inside the arena, both on the main concourse of the arena. There is a 22 foot long LED wall to keep people updated on the live odds. There are dozens of live-action TVs showing both the Flyers games and other marquee sports games across the country.
Each space features club chairs, bar, and table seating as well as a bar and some of Philadelphia’s greatest eats. This is a great place to sit down and use your mobile phone to place bets.
Flyers games are broadcast on NBC Sports Philadelphia. NBCS Philadelphia’s broadcast market includes eastern and central Pennsylvania, northern and central Delaware, and southern and central New Jersey.
Jim Jackson has handled the play-by-play duties since 1995. Since 2006, his color commentator has been Keith Jones.
On the radio side, Flyers games are broadcast on 97.5 WPEN. Tim Saunders has called play-by-play since 1997. Joining Saunders is Steve Coates, who returned to the booth in 2014 after previously filling the same role from 1992-1999.
How can I stream Flyers games in New Jersey?
You can stream Flyers games through the NBC Sports app. You just need to log in with your cable credentials.
Brief Flyers history
The Philadelphia Flyers were founded by Ed Snider in 1967, and he owned part of the team until he died in 2016. Comcast, now owns 100% of the team.
The Flyers were the first expansion team in the post-Original Six era to win the Stanley Cup. The most infamous era in Flyers hockey was the “Broad Street Bullies” era which resulted in two Stanley Cups. The reason for the nickname is because of the physical, in-your-face style those teams played, led by Bobby Clarke. Those teams got into a lot of fights, they played borderline dirty hockey, but they won games.
Since then, the Flyers have been a solid team but have yet to get over the hump of winning a Championship. Young talent such as Travis Konecny, Carter Hart, and Sean Couturier hope to lead this team to the promised land.
Below is a list of the Flyers all-time leaders in some key categories:
- Games: Played: Bobby Clarke (1144)
- Goals: Bill Barber (420)
- Assists: Bobby Clarke (852)
- Points: Bobby Clarke (1210)
- Wins: Ron Hextall (240)
- Saves: Bernie Parent (12,679)
Philadelphia Flyers FAQ
Comcast Spectator owns the Flyers.
Claude Giroux has served as the Flyers captain since 2012. He took over for Chris Pronger who served as captain for one season. Before Pronger, some notable captains in Flyers history include Mike Richards, Keith Primeau, Eric Lindros, Dave Poulin, Bobby Clarke, and Ed Van Impe.
The average price of Flyers tickets is $83, while the low price is $24.
The Flyers won two Stanley Cups in back-to-back years in 1974 and 1975. The Flyers are in the playoffs often, missing the playoffs just 6 times in the last 25 years.
The Flyers are worth $800 million according to Forbes.
The following numbers are retired by the Flyers:
1 Bernie Parent
2 Mark Howe
4 Barry Ashbee
7 Bill Barber
16 Bobby Clarke
88 Eric Lindros
You can follow the Philadelphia Flyers on Twitter at @NHLFlyers