Philadelphia Flyers at Colorado Avalanche NHL Picks & Predictions 10/6/2018
Saturday, October 6, 2018
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The Philadelphia Flyers travel to Pepsi Center to play the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday, October 6, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Flyers at -104 and the Avalanche at -125.
Philadelphia had a record of 42-26-14 last season and on the road they had a record of 20-13-8-4. They finished 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They scored 251 goals and gave up 243 goals for a point differential of +8. For the season they had an ATS record of 44-44-0 and an over/under record of 46-37-0. Colorado finished with a record of 43-30-9 including 13-10-3-1 at home last season. They were 4th in the Central Division. They scored 257 goals and surrendered 237 for a goal differential of +20. Their record against the spread was 45-43-0 while their over/under record was 45-36-0.
Valuable Philadelphia Flyers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Flyers were 44-44-0 straight up last year
The Philadelphia Flyers were 46-37-0 against the over/under last season
Important Colorado Avalanche Betting Trends
The Colorado Avalanche were 45-43-0 straight up last year
The Colorado Avalanche were 45-36-0 against the over/under last season
Key Philadelphia Flyers Injuries
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
Key Colorado Avalanche Injuries
10/04/18 D Anton Lindholm Undisclosed is out indefinitely
10/04/18 D Conor Timmins Concussion is out indefinitely
10/02/18 C Vladislav Kamenev Lower Body IR (10/02)
10/01/18 RW Sven Andrighetto Lower Body is out indefinitely
Brian Elliott had 23 wins and 11 losses last season in net for the Flyers. He had 1,228 shots against him and he gave up 112 goals. He made 1,116 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Jakub Voracek accumulated 85 total points last season for the Flyers. He had 20 goals last year with 228 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He had a total of 65 assists on the season and averaged 19.5 minutes played per game. Claude Giroux averaged 20.4 minutes of ice time per game last year. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 18% by scoring 34 goals on 193 shots. He had 68 assists giving him a total of 102 points on the season.
Gabriel Landeskog scored 62 total points last year for the Avalanche. He had 25 goals last season with 183 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He had a total of 37 assists on the season and averaged 20.1 minutes played per game. Jonathan Bernier had 19 wins and 13 losses last year in goal for the Avalanche. He had 1,092 shots against him and he surrendered 95 goals. He made 997 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Mikko Rantanen averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 29 goals on 178 shots. He had 55 assists giving him a total of 84 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Flyers allowed 223 power play opportunities and gave up 54 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 76% last year. That was 29th in the NHL. They averaged 32 shots per game and as a team shot 9.54% for the season. They allowed 30 shots to their opposition per contest and had a team save percentage of 90%, which was ranked 22nd in the league. The Flyers had 98 total points last season, ranking 12th in the NHL in offense. They were 13th in the league with 251 goals while giving up 243 goals, which was 16th overall. They had 261 power play opportunities and scored 54 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. That was 15th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Avalanche were 10th with 257 goals scored while they were 18th in the NHL with 237 goals allowed last year. They averaged 30 shots per contest and had a team shooting percentage of 10.57%. They gave up 33 shots per game and had a save percentage of 91%, putting them in 7th place in the league. The Avalanche had a total of 95 points last year, which was 17th in the NHL. They had 65 power play goals on 296 opportunities for a percentage of 22%. That ranked their power play unit 8th. They allowed 269 power play opportunities and gave up 45 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, which was 4th overall.
Philadelphia was 13th in the league in Corsi percentage last season with 50.5%, as they tried 4,764 shots on net at full strength while giving up 4,665 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was 51.1% as they had 3,596 attempts while they gave up 3,435 shots on the defensive end. That ranked them 11th in the NHL. The Flyers started possessions in the offensive zone 50.4% of the time, which was 18th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage was at 49.6% for the season. That was 15th overall in the NHL. They had 2,563 face-off wins compared to 2,249 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage was 53.3%. That ranked them 2nd in the league. On defense Philadelphia had 1,670 hits and they blocked 1,230 shots from the opposition, putting them 12th overall.
Colorado was 31st in the NHL in Corsi percentage last year with 46.9%, as they attempted 4,481 shots on net at full strength while they gave up 5,072 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was 46.8% as they had 3,321 attempts while they gave up 3,773 shots on the defensive end. That ranked them 30th in the league. The Avalanche started possessions in the offensive zone 48.8% of the time, which was 24th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage was at 51.2% for the season. That was 9th overall in the NHL. They had 2,134 face-off wins compared to 2,693 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage was 44.2%. That ranked them 31st in the league. On defense Colorado had 1,633 hits and they blocked 1,299 shots from the opposition, putting them 4th overall.
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