The Philadelphia Flyers enter the 2022-2023 season with long odds to make the NHL playoffs. Most PA online sportsbooks have the Flyers as a team with one of the highest odds to make the playoffs.
Last season, the Flyers (25-46-11) finished last in the Metropolitan Division. It marked the first time the Flyers missed the playoffs in consecutive seasons since a five-year drought from 1989-94.
The Flyers are +700 at BetMGM PA Sportsbook to finish with the worst record in 2022-2023.
PA sports betting apps have many ways to bet on the Flyers and the 2022-2023 NHL season including Stanley Cup futures, Conference winners, division futures, and NHL Awards betting. Regular season NHL betting at PA sportsbooks offers puck line, moneyline, totals, player props and more.
Philadelphia Flyers odds to make the playoffs
Flyers odds to make the playoffs at PA sportsbooks
- DraftKings Sportsbook: Yes (+900)/No (-1600)
- FanDuel PA Sportsbook: Yes (+810)/No (-1600)
- BetMGM: Yes (+950)/No (-1600)
Philadelphia Flyers point total
The Flyers finished the 2021 season with 61 points. They ranked 31st (out of 32) teams for goals scored and 27th for goals against.
- DraftKings: Over/Under 73.5 (-115)
- FanDuel: Over/Under 74.5 (-113)
- BetMGM:Over/Under 73.5 (-110)
Teams with the lowest projected season point totals
- Arizona Coyotes: Over 65.5 (+100)/Under 65.5 (-130)
- Chicago Blackhawks: Over/Under 66.5 (-115)
- Montreal Canadians: Over/Under 72.5 (-115)
- San Jose Sharks: Over/Under 75.5 (-115)
- Buffalo Sabres: Over 77. 5 (-135)/Under (+105)
Flyers bettors don’t believe in a miracle, but aren’t sold on bad
At BetMGM, .5% of the money is on the Flyers (+1500) to win the Stanley Cup and .3% of the money is on the Flyers to win the Eastern Conference
While bettors aren’t expecting to pull off a miracle and make it to the Stanley Cup, they are expecting them to outperform oddsmakers expectations.
Reps from DraftKings say 92% of the money is on the Flyers to go over their point total (73.5). Bettors at DraftKings also are banking on the longshot to make the playoffs as 98% of the money is on the Flyers to make the playoffs (+900).
Philadelphia Flyers offseason of injuries and misfortune
Coming off a disastrous season that was marred by the Flyers losing 585 man games to injury, the Flyers bad luck continued into the offseason.
They finished with the fourth worst-record in the NHL and the ping-pong balls for the NHL Draft didn’t even bounce their way and they landed the 5th pick in the draft.
In June, Joel Farabee suffered an injury during a workout and had disc replacement surgery. His availability for the start of the season is in doubt.
Flyers goalie Ivan Fedotov was detained by Russian military police on July 1 on suspicion of military service evasion. He dropped his appeal to the Russian government and will likely serve a full year in the military. Fedotov will not play for the Flyers in 2022-2023.
Despite the sorry start to summer, Flyers fans remained optimistic about free agency mainly because they believed that the team would land free agent and South Jersey native Johnny Gaudreau.
Instead the Flyers signed:
- Tony DeAngelo
- Nic Deslauriers
- Justin Braun
In late July, winger Bobby Brink, one of the Flyers top prospects who led the NCAA in scoring last season, tore the labrum in his left hip. He will miss five months following hip surgery.
September brought more bad news. It was announced Ryan Ellis would miss the season due to his “multilayered injury in his pelvic region.” The injury is considered to be career-threatening.
Center Sean Couturier suffered an upper body injury in mid-September. He will not need surgery and is considered week-to-week.
Philadelphia Flyers odds
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