Philadelphia Flyers at Florida Panthers NHL Picks & Predictions 12/29/2018
Saturday, December 29, 2018
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The Philadelphia Flyers travel to BB&T Center to play the Florida Panthers on Saturday, December 29, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Flyers at +110 and the Panthers at -140.
Philadelphia has a record of 15-16-5 this season. They are 7th in the Metropolitan Division. They have scored 109 goals and given up 131 goals for a point differential of -22. For the season they have an ATS record of 15-21-0 and an over/under record of 21-15-0. Florida has a record of 15-14-6 this year. They are 6th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 115 goals and surrendered 125 for a goal differential of -10. Their record against the spread is 15-20-0 while their over/under record is 19-13-0.
Valuable Philadelphia Flyers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Flyers are 15-21-0 straight up this year
The Philadelphia Flyers are 21-15-0 against the over/under this season
Important Florida Panthers Betting Trends
The Florida Panthers are 15-20-0 straight up this year
The Florida Panthers are 19-13-0 against the over/under this season
Key Philadelphia Flyers Injuries
12/28/18 C Nolan Patrick Upper Body left last game, is questionable Saturday vs Florida
12/17/18 GO Anthony Stolarz Lower Body is out 2-4 weeks
11/16/18 GO Brian Elliott Lower Body is out indefinitely
10/30/18 C Corban Knight Upper Body IR (10/28)
10/03/18 D Samuel Morin Knee IR (10/03)
Key Florida Panthers Injuries
12/28/18 C Nick Bjugstad Upper Body is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs Montreal
12/13/18 C Vincent Trocheck Ankle is out indefinitely
10/23/18 C Derek MacKenzie Shoulder is out indefinitely
Michal Neuvirth has 2 wins and 2 losses this season in net for the Flyers. He has 103 shots against him and he's given up 17 goals. He's made 86 saves for a save percentage of 84%. Claude Giroux has accumulated 44 total points this season for the Flyers. He has 13 goals this year with 117 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 31 assists on the season and averages 20.8 minutes played per game. Jakub Voracek averages 18.7 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 9 goals on 92 shots. He has 20 assists, giving him a total of 29 points on the season.
Aleksander Barkov has scored 36 total points this year for the Panthers. He has 15 goals this season with 96 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 21 assists on the season and averages 23 minutes played per game. Roberto Luongo has 8 wins and 6 losses this year in goal for the Panthers. He has 482 shots against him and he's surrendered 46 goals. He's made 436 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Evgeni Dadonov averages 18.8 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 17 goals on 107 shots. He has 17 assists, giving him a total of 34 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Flyers have allowed 118 power play opportunities and have given up 30 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 75% this year. That is 28th in the NHL. They average 32 shots per game and as a team shoot 9.54% for the season. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 88%, which is ranked 31st in the league. The Flyers have 35 total points this season, ranking 24th in the NHL in offense. They are 19th in the league with 109 goals while they've given up 131 goals, which is 4th overall. They have had 107 power play opportunities and scored 14 goals on those chances for a percentage of 13%. That is 30th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Panthers are 14th with 115 goals scored while they are 7th in the NHL with 125 goals allowed this year. They average 35 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.52%. They give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 89%, putting them in 30th place in the league. The Panthers have a total of 36 points this year, which is 22nd in the NHL. They have 37 power play goals on 131 opportunities for a percentage of 28%. That ranks their power play unit 2nd. They've allowed 108 power play opportunities and have given up 24 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%, which is 22nd overall.
Philadelphia is 7th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 52.2%, as they've attempted 2,123 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,946 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 52.5% as they have 1,591 attempts while they have given up 1,441 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 7th in the league. The Flyers start possessions in the offensive zone 49.3% of the time, which is 19th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.7% for the season. That is 13th overall in the NHL. They have 1,139 face-off wins compared to 922 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 55.3%. That ranks them 1st in the league. On defense Philadelphia has 818 hits and they have blocked 505 shots from the opposition, putting them 23rd overall.
The Panthers are 13th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 51.1% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 48.9% for the season, which is 19th in the NHL. They have 1,113 face-off wins compared to 1,121 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.8%. That is 19th in the league. On defense Florida has 747 hits and they have blocked 490 shots from the opposition, which is 26th in the league. Florida is 9th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51.7% as they've attempted 2,104 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,968 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 52.3% ranks 8th as they have 1,619 attempts while they have given up 1,478 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Flyers/Panthers NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take Florida -140
Guy's Pick: Take Florida -140
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