Detroit Red Wings at Philadelphia Flyers NHL Picks & Predictions 12/20/2017
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Wells Fargo Center
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The Detroit Red Wings head to Wells Fargo Center to take on the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Red Wings at +184 and the Flyers at -205.
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Detroit has a record of 12-13-7 this year and away from home they have a record of 6-7-1. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They have tallied 86 goals and surrendered 103 goals for a point differential of -17. For the year they have an ATS mark of 12-20-0 and an over/under record of 16-16-0. Philadelphia has a record of 14-12-7 including 7-7-4 on home ice this year. They are 8th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 92 goals and have given up 94 for a goal differential of -2. Their record against the spread is 14-18-0 while their over/under mark is 16-15-0.
Valuable Detroit Red Wings Betting Trends
The Detroit Red Wings are 12-20-0 straight up this year
The Detroit Red Wings are 16-16-0 against the over/under this season
Important Philadelphia Flyers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Flyers are 14-18-0 straight up this year
The Philadelphia Flyers are 16-15-0 against the over/under this season
Key Detroit Red Wings Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Philadelphia Flyers Injuries
12/06/17 D Brandon Manning Upper Body IR (12/05)
12/06/17 GO Michal Neuvirth Lower Body IR (12/05)
11/06/17 RW Colin McDonald Lower Body IR (10/03)
10/15/17 GO Anthony Stolarz Knee IR (10/03)
Anthony Mantha has scored 22 total points this year for the Red Wings. He has 12 goals this season with 85 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 10 assists on the year and averages 17.2 minutes played per contest. Henrik Zetterberg averages 19.4 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by tallying 5 goals on 70 attempts. He has 15 assists, giving him a total of 20 points on the year. Jimmy Howard has 10 wins and 9 losses this season in goal for the Red Wings. He has 753 shots against him and he's surrendered 69 goals. He's made 684 stops for a save percentage of 91%.
Claude Giroux has 36 total points this season for the Flyers. He has 13 goals this year with 61 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 21%. He has a total of 23 assists on the year and averages 20.2 minutes played per contest. Jakub Voracek averages 19.6 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 8 goals on 119 attempts. He has 33 assists, giving him a total of 41 points on the year. Brian Elliott has 12 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Flyers. He has 778 shots against him and he's given up 68 goals. He's made 710 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Red Wings have 31 total points this year, which is 27th in the NHL. They've scored 86 goals while giving up 103 scores, which has them ranked 28th and 9th respectively. They have had 102 power play chances and scored 21 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 21%. That is 10th in the league. The Red Wings have given up 111 power play opportunities and surrendered 19 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, ranking them 10th when short-handed. They average 31 shots per contest and as a team shoot 8.69% for the year. They allow 32 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 90%, which is 23rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Flyers are 22nd in the league with a total of 35 points this season. They have 22 power play goals on 114 chances for a percentage of 19%. That is 15th in the NHL. They've given up 106 power play opportunities and surrendered 24 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%, ranking 28th overall. As a team, the Flyers are 22nd with a total of 92 goals scored while they've given up 94 goals this season, ranking 22nd in goals against. They average 32 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 8.72%. As a unit they give up 31 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 14th overall in the NHL.
Detroit has a Corsi percentage of 49.5% as they've tried 1,763 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,798 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 14th in Corsi percentage. They are 14th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 49.8% as they have 1,379 shots while they've given up 1,390 attempts on defense. The Red Wings start possessions in the offensive zone 51.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.3% for the year. That puts them 12th and 20th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 979 face-off wins as opposed to 1,012 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.2%. That is 22nd overall in the NHL. On defense Detroit has 633 hits and they've blocked 408 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 31st in the league.
The Flyers are 16th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 50.5% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 49.5% for the season, which is 14th in the NHL. They have 1,050 face-off wins compared to 940 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.8%. That is 4th in the league. On defense Philadelphia has 687 hits and they have blocked 493 shots from the opposition, which is 17th in the league. Philadelphia is 16th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 50% as they've attempted 1,904 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,905 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 50.3% ranks 17th as they have 1,428 attempts while they have given up 1,412 shots on the defensive end.
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