Philadelphia Flyers at Vegas Golden Knights NHL Picks & Predictions 10/4/2018
Thursday, October 4, 2018
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The Philadelphia Flyers head to T-Mobile Arena to take on the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday, October 4, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Flyers at +110 and the Golden Knights at -167.
Philadelphia had a record of 42-26-14 last year and away from home they had a record of 20-13-8-4. They were 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They tallied 251 goals and surrendered 243 goals for a point differential of +8. For the year they had an ATS mark of 44-44-0 and an over/under record of 46-37-0. Vegas finished with a record of 51-24-7 including 20-6-3-0 on home ice last year. They were 1st in the Pacific Division. They scored 272 goals and gave up 228 for a goal differential of +44. Their record against the spread was 64-37-0 while their over/under mark was 49-48-0.
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 Vegas Golden Knights Betting Trends
The Vegas Golden Knights were 64-37-0 straight up last year
The Vegas Golden Knights were 49-48-0 against the over/under last season
Key Philadelphia Flyers Injuries
10/01/18 GO Michal Neuvirth None is out indefinitely
10/01/18 D Samuel Morin Knee is questionable Thursday vs Vegas
09/20/18 GO Alex Lyon Pelvis is out indefinitely
Key Vegas Golden Knights Injuries
10/01/18 RW David Clarkson Back is out indefinitely
10/01/18 C Cody Eakin Lower Body is out indefinitely
09/02/18 D Nate Schmidt Suspension 20-game suspension (eligible to return 11/18 vs Edmonton)
Brian Elliott had 23 wins and 11 losses last season in goal for the Flyers. He had 1,228 shots against him and he surrendered 112 goals. He made 1,116 stops for a save percentage of 91%. Jakub Voracek scored 85 total points last year for the Flyers. He had 20 goals last season with 228 shots on net giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He had a total of 65 assists on the year and averaged 19.5 minutes played per contest. Claude Giroux averaged 20.4 minutes of ice time per game last season. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 18% by tallying 34 goals on 193 attempts. He had 68 assists giving him a total of 102 points on the year.
Reilly Smith had 60 total points last season for the Golden Knights. He had 22 goals last year with 162 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He had a total of 38 assists on the year and averaged 17.9 minutes played per contest. Marc-Andre Fleury had 29 wins and 13 losses last season in net for the Golden Knights. He had 1,376 shots against him and he gave up 100 goals. He made 1,276 saves for a save percentage of 93%. David Perron averaged 17.8 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 16 goals on 125 attempts. He had 50 assists giving him a total of 66 points on the year.
Useful Team Statistics
The Flyers gave up 223 power play opportunities and surrendered 54 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 76% last season. That was 29th in the league. They averaged 32 shots per contest and as a team shot 9.54% for the year. They allowed 30 shot attempts to their opposition per game and had a team save percentage of 90%, ranking them 22nd in the NHL at stopping the puck. The Flyers were 12th overall with 98 total points last year. They were 13th in the league with 251 goals and 16th in goals allowed with 243. They had 261 power play chances and scored 54 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 21%. That was 15th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Golden Knights were 5th with a total of 272 goals scored while they were 24th with 228 goals surrendered last season. They averaged 33 shots per game and had a team shooting percentage of 10.13%. As a unit they gave up 31 shots per contest and had a save percentage of 91%, putting them 12th in the league. The Golden Knights had a total of 109 points last season, which was 5th in the NHL. They had 53 power play goals on 248 chances for a percentage of 21%. That was 11th overall. They gave up 237 power play opportunities and surrendered 44 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, ranking 10th when short-handed.
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.
Vegas was 6th in the NHL in Corsi percentage last year with 51.6%, as they attempted 4,991 shots on net at full strength while they gave up 4,690 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was 51.5% as they had 3,733 attempts while they gave up 3,511 shots on the defensive end. That ranked them 8th in the league. The Golden Knights started possessions in the offensive zone 53.1% of the time, which was 5th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage was at 46.9% for the season. That was 27th overall in the NHL. They had 2,439 face-off wins compared to 2,548 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage was 48.9%. That ranked them 24th in the league. On defense Vegas had 1,767 hits and they blocked 1,179 shots from the opposition, putting them 21st overall.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction? Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia +110 and over 5.5 total goals
Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia +110 and over 5.5 total goals
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