(NHL) Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia, 01/13/2021 5:30 PM, Score: 3 - 6
Money Line: -109.00 Philadelphia (Home)
Result: Win
The set-up: The Pens failed to make the playoffs last yeaer, falling in four outints to the Habs in the qualifying round. Tristan Jerry is now the new No. 1 goalie in Pittsburgh and I think he'll have his hands full with this tough nosed home side. Philly had its best year in a decade last season, eventually losing to the Islanders in seven games.

The pick: The Flyers have a major advantage in net with Carter Hart in my opinion. Note that Philly allowed the seventh lowest amount of goals in the league last year, while netting the seventh highest. I don't think that home ice can be overlooked as a very real deciding factor here on opening night.

This is an 8* play on the Flyers.