New Jersey Devils at Philadelphia Flyers NHL Picks & Predictions 10/20/2018
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Wells Fargo Center
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The New Jersey Devils head to Wells Fargo Center to take on the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday, October 20, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Devils at +104 and the Flyers at -115.
New Jersey has a record of 4-1-0 this year. They are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've tallied 20 goals and surrendered 9 goals for a point differential of +11. For the year they have an ATS mark of 4-1-0 and an over/under record of 2-3-0. Philadelphia has a record of 3-4-0 this season. They are 7th in the Metropolitan Division. They have scored 25 goals and given up 31 for a goal differential of -6. Their record against the spread is 3-4-0 while their over/under mark is 6-1-0.
Valuable New Jersey Devils Betting Trends
The New Jersey Devils are 4-1-0 straight up this year
The New Jersey Devils are 2-3-0 against the over/under this season
Important Philadelphia Flyers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Flyers are 3-4-0 straight up this year
The Philadelphia Flyers are 6-1-0 against the over/under this season
Key New Jersey Devils Injuries
10/19/18 C Travis Zajac Lower Body injured last game, is questionable Thursday vs Colorado
10/05/18 LW Jesper Bratt Jaw is out indefinitely
10/03/18 GO Cory Schneider Hip IR (10/03)
Key Philadelphia Flyers Injuries
10/11/18 C Nolan Patrick Upper Body is out indefinitely
10/08/18 LW James van Riemsdyk Lower Body is out indefinitely
10/03/18 D Samuel Morin Knee IR (10/03)
10/01/18 GO Michal Neuvirth None is out indefinitely
09/20/18 GO Alex Lyon Pelvis is out indefinitely
Kyle Palmieri has scored 8 total points this year for the Devils. He has 7 goals this season with 20 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 35%. He has a total of 1 assist on the year and averages 18 minutes played per contest. Travis Zajac averages 17.2 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 33% by tallying 2 goals on 6 attempts. He has 2 assists, giving him a total of 4 points on the year. Keith Kinkaid has 4 wins and 1 loss this season in goal for the Devils. He has 136 shots against him and he's surrendered 8 goals. He's made 128 stops for a save percentage of 94%.
Claude Giroux has 10 total points this season for the Flyers. He has 3 goals this year with 28 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 7 assists on the year and averages 19.9 minutes played per contest. Jakub Voracek averages 19.1 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 2 goals on 21 attempts. He has 6 assists, giving him a total of 8 points on the year. Brian Elliott has 1 win and 3 losses this season in net for the Flyers. He has 151 shots against him and he's given up 19 goals. He's made 132 saves for a save percentage of 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Devils have 8 total points this year, which is 12th in the NHL. They've scored 20 goals while giving up 9 scores, which has them ranked 16th and 31st respectively. They have had 25 power play chances and scored 6 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 24%. That is 13th in the league. The Devils have given up 20 power play opportunities and surrendered 2 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 90%, ranking them 4th when short-handed. They average 33 shots per contest and as a team shoot 12.27% for the year. They allow 27 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 93%, which is 3rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Flyers are 20th in the league with a total of 6 points this season. They have 5 power play goals on 26 chances for a percentage of 19%. That is 17th in the NHL. They've given up 27 power play opportunities and surrendered 7 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 74%, ranking 21st overall. As a team, the Flyers are 4th with a total of 25 goals scored while they've given up 31 goals this season, ranking 2nd in goals against. They average 32 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 11.01%. As a unit they give up 31 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 86%, putting them 31st overall in the NHL.
New Jersey is 10th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 52.4%, as they've attempted 272 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 247 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 55% as they have 231 attempts while they have given up 189 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 6th in the league. The Devils start possessions in the offensive zone 56.2% of the time, which is 6th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 43.8% for the season. That is 26th overall in the NHL. They have 174 face-off wins compared to 147 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 54.2%. That ranks them 4th in the league. On defense New Jersey has 96 hits and they have blocked 58 shots from the opposition, putting them 30th overall.
The Flyers are 27th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 46.1% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 53.9% for the season, which is 5th in the NHL. They have 220 face-off wins compared to 184 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 54.5%. That is 2nd in the league. On defense Philadelphia has 165 hits and they have blocked 96 shots from the opposition, which is 13th in the league. Philadelphia is 17th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 49.4% as they've attempted 396 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 406 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 49.8% ranks 15th as they have 307 attempts while they have given up 310 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Devils/Flyers NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take New Jersey +104
Tony's Pick: Take New Jersey +104
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