Thursday, March 24, 2016
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The Philadelphia Flyers travel to Pepsi Center to play the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday, March 24, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Flyers at -115 and the Avalanche at -105. The over/under has been set at 5.
Philadelphia comes into this matchup having played 72 games. They have an overall record of 35-24-13 and on the road they have a record of 16-14-6. Currently they are 5th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 188 goals and given up 193 goals for a point differential of -5. The Flyers have 13 overtime losses including 8 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 6-2-2. For the season they have an ATS record of 35-37 and an over/under record of 28-26-18. Colorado shows up with a record of 38-31-4 including 17-15-4 at home this season. They are 6th in the Central Division. They've scored 198 goals and surrendered 204 for a goal differential of -6. The Avalanche have 4 losses in OT and 0 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 6-4-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 35-35 while their over/under record sits at 33-36-4.
Claude Giroux has accumulated 61 total points this season for the Flyers. He has 20 goals this season with 211 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 41 assists on the season and averages 21 minutes played per game. Wayne Simmonds has averaged 17 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 25 goals on 192 shots. He has 25 assists giving him a total of 50 points on the season. Steve Mason has 18 wins and 16 losses this season in net for the Flyers. He has had 1,350 shots against him and has given up 111 goals. He has made 1,239 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Gabriel Landeskog has accumulated 48 total points this season for the Avalanche. He has 18 goals this season with 153 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 30 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Nathan MacKinnon has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 21 goals on 245 shots. He has 31 assists giving him a total of 52 points on the season. Semyon Varlamov has 26 wins and 18 losses this season in net for the Avalanche. He has had 1,455 shots against him and has given up 121 goals. He has made 1,334 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Flyers have 83 total points this season. They have scored 186 goals while giving up 185 goals. They have had 247 power play opportunities and have scored 45 goals on those chances for a percentage of 18%. The Flyers have allowed 241 power play opportunities and given up 46 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.49% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Avalanche have a total of 80 points on the season. They have 46 power play goals on 237 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 19%. They have allowed 229 power play opportunities and have given up 41 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. As a team, the Flyers have a total of 194 goals scored while they've given up 204 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.20%. As a team they give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Philadelphia has a Corsi percentage of 50.2% as they've attempted 4,230 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,189 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 50.2% as they have 3,072 attempts while they've given up 3,042 shots on the defensive end. The Flyers start possessions in the offensive zone 50.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.3% for the season. They have 2,196 face off wins compared to 2,140 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.6%. On defense Philadelphia has 1,986 hits and they've blocked 1,147 shots from the opposition.
Colorado has attempted 3,711 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,530 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 45% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 46.3% as they have 2,831 shots while they've given up 3,279 attempts on defense. The Avalanche have an offensive zone percentage of 48.7% and their defensive zone percentage is 51.3% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.8% as they've compiled 2,113 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,128 face off losses. On defense Colorado has blocked 1,251 shot attempts and they have 1,664 hits as a unit.
Philadelphia Flyers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Flyers are 35-37 straight up
The Philadelphia Flyers are 28-26-18 against the over/under
Colorado Avalanche Betting Trends
The Colorado Avalanche are 35-35 straight up
The Colorado Avalanche are 33-36-4 against the over/under
Philadelphia Flyers Injuries
03/20/16 GO Michal Neuvirth Knee expected to miss 3-4 weeks
02/22/16 D Michael Del Zotto Wrist out for season
Colorado Avalanche Injuries
12/30/15 D Brad Stuart Back out indefinitely
10/06/15 C Jesse Winchester Concussion out indefinitely
03/20/16 C Nathan MacKinnon Knee is downgraded to expected to miss Thursday vs Philadelphia & Saturday vs Minnesota
03/19/16 D Eric Gelinas Elbow out indefinitely
03/18/16 C Matt Duchene Knee expected to miss Thursday vs Philadelphia & Saturday vs Minnesota
Tony's Pick: Take Colorado
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