Anaheim Ducks vs. Philadelphia Flyers - 12/17/19 NHL Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs Philadelphia Flyers
Date: Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (+136) Flyers (-150)
John Gibson and the Anaheim Ducks (14-15-4, 7th in the Pacific Division) head to Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday where they'll take on the Philadelphia Flyers (17-11-5, 5th in the Metropolitan Division). The line on this game has the Ducks coming in at +136 and the Flyers are at -150. The total is set at 5.5. The Ducks are covering 38.7% of the time, having gone 12-19 SU. Philadelphia is covering 46.7% of the time, going 14-16 straight up.
The Anaheim Ducks step onto the ice holding a record of 14 victories and 15 losses, which puts them at 7th in the Pacific Division. During the season thus far, they have racked up a total of 85 goals which has them at 15th in the Western Conference and 28th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -11, which puts them at 23rd in the NHL. The Ducks currently have a total of 32 points, which has them at 26th in the NHL and 14th in the conference. Regarding shots at the opposing goalie, they currently have a total of 980 which has them at 14th in the Western Conference and 28th in the NHL. As a team, Anaheim has earned a total of 658 hits which means they have an average of 19.9 per contest. They currently have a total of 370 blocks for the season. The goalie for Anaheim is John Gibson from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is 26 years old and has been on the ice a total of 1,483 minutes defending the goal this year. Gibson is surrendering an average of 2.79 goals per game which has him ranked 14th among West goalies and 28th in the NHL. So far this year, he's surrendered 69 goals. He has a save percentage of .910 which has him ranked 17th among West goalies.
The Anaheim Ducks were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 4 - 3 victory against the New York Rangers their last time out. The Ducks had a solid offensive performance and it showed in this win. In this game, they netted 4 out of the 42 shots they looked to score on. Moreover, they had 4 power play chances and scored 2 goals out of those chances. Anaheim earned 6 penalty mins while out there on the ice. The Corsi for the Ducks was 55 and the Corsi against was 49 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 52.9%. Their Fenwick was 46 and the Fenwick against was 41, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 52.9%. They won 34 face-off wins and lost 13 tries to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 69.0% and they had a PDO of 93.4 for this matchup. In terms of their opponent's stats, the New York Rangers tallied a total of 32 shots. They finished with a total of 10 minutes in the box and they earned a total of 2 power play chances.
The Flyers will be looking to add points to their total and for the year they have 17 victories and 11 defeats. When it comes to goal differential, they are ranked 8th in the East and 13th in the NHL with +4. They have compiled a total of 98 goals for the year which puts them at 11th in the Eastern Conference. Philadelphia has a team save % of .901 which has them sitting 20th in the NHL, which means scoring chances could be there if they are opportunistic. They are shooting 9.3% ranking them 11th in the conference. In net for Philadelphia is Carter Hart who is having a marginal year by surrendering 2.47 goals per game and that has him 10th among Eastern Conference goalies and 17th in the NHL among goalies. In the 1,167 minutes he has been on the ice, he's allowed 48 goals. His save percentage is .906, which has him ranked 18th among Eastern Conference goalies and 39th in the NHL among goalies.
The Philadelphia Flyers went up against the Winnipeg Jets in a matchup where the Flyers ended up losing by a mark of 7 - 3. In their game, Philadelphia went home with a 49.4% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 42 and the other team having a Corsi of 43. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 56.7% by way of having a Fenwick of 38 and the Jets finishing with a 29 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Philadelphia had and we'd say they played an average game. Their PDO at even strength was 85.2 and their percentage of oZS was 49.4%. The Flyers converted 3 goals out of the 32 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 1 power play attempt in this game and were able to convert 1 on that opportunity. Concerning their opponent, the Jets had 5 power play attempts and came through by scoring 3 goals. Philadelphia gave up 24 shots on goal and the Jets racked up a total of 4 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Anaheim (+136)
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