Thursday, March 23, 2017
Xcel Energy Center
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The Philadelphia Flyers travel to Xcel Energy Center to play the Minnesota Wild on Thursday, March 23, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Flyers at +180 and the Wild at -201. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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Philadelphia comes into this matchup having played 72 games. They have an overall record of 33-31-8 and on the road they have a record of 12-20-4. Currently they are 7th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 188 goals and given up 216 goals for a point differential of -28. The Flyers have an overall record of 4-5-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 27-39 and an over/under record of 32-32-8. Minnesota shows up with a record of 44-22-6 including 24-10-1 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They've scored 235 goals and surrendered 180 for a goal differential of +55. The Wild have a record of 3-7-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 41-28 while their over/under record sits at 36-27-9.
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Valuable Philadelphia Flyers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Flyers are 27-39 straight up
The Philadelphia Flyers are 32-32-8 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 41-28 straight up
The Minnesota Wild are 36-27-9 against the over/under
Key Philadelphia Flyers Injuries
03/21/17 D Brandon Manning Shoulder "?" Thursday vs. Minnesota
03/21/17 C Nick Cousins Concussion "?" Thursday vs. Minnesota
03/01/17 LW Michael Raffl Lower Body out indefinitely
Key Minnesota Wild Injuries
10/10/16 D Victor Bartley Tricep out indefinitely
03/14/17 D Gustav Olofsson Upper Body out indefinitely
03/05/17 D Christian Folin Arm out indefinitely
Claude Giroux has accumulated 53 total points this season for the Flyers. He has 14 goals this season with 178 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 39 assists on the season and averages 19.3 minutes played per game. Wayne Simmonds has averaged 19.1 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 29 goals on 195 shots. He has 19 assists giving him a total of 48 points on the season. Steve Mason has 21 wins and 21 losses this season in net for the Flyers. He has had 1,386 shots against him and has given up 132 goals. He has made 1,254 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Ryan Suter has accumulated 36 total points this season for the Wild. He has 8 goals this season with 145 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 6%. He has a total of 28 assists on the season and averages 27.1 minutes played per game. Eric Staal has averaged 18.7 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 24 goals on 183 shots. He has 31 assists giving him a total of 55 points on the season. Devan Dubnyk has 37 wins and 18 losses this season in net for the Wild. He has had 1,682 shots against him and has given up 123 goals. He has made 1,559 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Flyers have 74 total points this season. They have scored 188 goals while giving up 216 goals. They have had 250 power play opportunities and have scored 49 goals on those chances for a percentage of 20%. The Flyers have allowed 218 power play opportunities and given up 45 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.33% for the season to this point. They allow 29 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wild have a total of 94 points on the season. They have 43 power play goals on 202 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 21%. They have allowed 192 power play opportunities and have given up 31 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. As a team, the Flyers have a total of 235 goals scored while they've given up 180 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.56%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Philadelphia has a Corsi percentage of 52.2% as they've attempted 4,390 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,013 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 52.8% as they have 3,205 attempts while they've given up 2,865 shots on the defensive end. The Flyers start possessions in the offensive zone 55.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 44.8% for the season. They have 2,230 face off wins compared to 2,077 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 51.8%. On defense has 1,819 hits and they've blocked 1,148 shots from the opposition.
Minnesota has attempted 4,016 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,142 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 49.2% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 49.5% as they have 3,020 shots while they've given up 3,081 attempts on defense. The Wild have an offensive zone percentage of 50.4% and their defensive zone percentage is 49.6% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 51.6% as they've compiled 2,230 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,094 face off losses. On defense has blocked 1,061 shot attempts and they have 1,129 hits as a unit.
Who will win tonight's Flyers/Wild NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota -201
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota -201
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