Philadelphia Flyers at Boston Bruins NHL Picks & Predictions 3/8/2018
Thursday, March 8, 2018
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The Philadelphia Flyers head to TD Garden to take on the Boston Bruins on Thursday, March 8, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Flyers at +239 and the Bruins at -270.
Philadelphia has a record of 34-21-11 this year and away from home they have a record of 18-11-5-3. They are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They have tallied 197 goals and surrendered 193 goals for a point differential of +4. For the year they have an ATS mark of 34-32-0 and an over/under record of 34-30-0. Boston has a record of 41-15-8 including 23-7-4-0 on home ice this year. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 215 goals and have given up 163 for a goal differential of +52. Their record against the spread is 41-23-0 while their over/under mark is 30-33-0.
Valuable Philadelphia Flyers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Flyers are 34-32-0 straight up this year
The Philadelphia Flyers are 34-30-0 against the over/under this season
Important Boston Bruins Betting Trends
The Boston Bruins are 41-23-0 straight up this year
The Boston Bruins are 30-33-0 against the over/under this season
Key Philadelphia Flyers Injuries
03/04/18 D Johnny Oduya Undisclosed injured last game, is "?" Wednesday vs Pittsburgh
03/04/18 D Andrew MacDonald Upper Body is "?" Wednesday vs Pittsburgh
02/20/18 GO Michal Neuvirth Lower Body IR (02/18)
02/20/18 RW Wayne Simmonds Upper Body IR (02/19)
02/13/18 GO Brian Elliott Abdominal IR (02/10)
Key Boston Bruins Injuries
03/06/18 D Charlie McAvoy Lower Body is out indefinitely
03/06/18 GO Tuukka Rask Undisclosed is "?" Thursday vs Philadelphia
02/27/18 C Patrice Bergeron Foot is out indefinitely
02/01/18 LW Anders Bjork Shoulder IR (01/30)
Claude Giroux has scored 78 total points this year for the Flyers. He has 23 goals this season with 149 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 55 assists on the year and averages 20.4 minutes played per contest. Jakub Voracek averages 19.6 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 8% by tallying 14 goals on 185 attempts. He has 57 assists, giving him a total of 71 points on the year. Petr Mrazek has 11 wins and 9 losses this season in goal for the Flyers. He has 802 shots against him and he's surrendered 75 goals. He's made 727 stops for a save percentage of 91%.
David Pastrnak has 61 total points this season for the Bruins. He has 23 goals this year with 173 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 38 assists on the year and averages 17.8 minutes played per contest. Brad Marchand averages 19.6 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 20% by scoring 28 goals on 137 attempts. He has 38 assists, giving him a total of 66 points on the year. Tuukka Rask has 26 wins and 11 losses this season in net for the Bruins. He has 1,149 shots against him and he's given up 93 goals. He's made 1,056 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Flyers have 79 total points this year, which is 12th in the NHL. They've scored 197 goals while giving up 193 scores, which has them ranked 13th and 19th respectively. They have had 218 power play chances and scored 45 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 21%. That is 14th in the league. The Flyers have given up 185 power play opportunities and surrendered 46 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 75%, ranking them 29th when short-handed. They average 32 shots per contest and as a team shoot 9.40% for the year. They allow 30 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 22nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bruins are 3rd in the league with a total of 90 points this season. They have 43 power play goals on 204 chances for a percentage of 21%. That is 10th in the NHL. They've given up 193 power play opportunities and surrendered 33 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, ranking 6th overall. As a team, the Bruins are 8th with a total of 215 goals scored while they've given up 163 goals this season, ranking 31st in goals against. They average 33 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 10.24%. As a unit they give up 29 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 7th overall in the NHL.
Philadelphia has a Corsi percentage of 50.4% as they've tried 3,796 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,729 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 17th in Corsi percentage. They are 14th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 50.8% as they have 2,858 shots while they've given up 2,763 attempts on defense. The Flyers start possessions in the offensive zone 50.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.5% for the year. That puts them 16th and 13th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 2,105 face-off wins as opposed to 1,828 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 53.5%. That is 2nd overall in the NHL. On defense Philadelphia has 1,372 hits and they've blocked 966 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 16th in the league.
The Bruins start possessions in the offensive zone 55.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 44.8% for the year. That ranks them 3rd and 29th respectively in the NHL. They have 2,044 face-off wins as opposed to 1,936 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.4%. That is 8th in the league. On defense Boston has 1,526 hits and they've blocked 840 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 31st in blocked shots. Boston is ranked 3rd in Corsi percentage with 52.9% as they've tried 3,846 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,430 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 2nd in the NHL at 52.9%, as they have 2,905 shots while they've given up 2,590 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Flyers/Bruins NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia +239
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia +239
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