Arizona Coyotes vs. Philadelphia Flyers - 12/5/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Arizona Coyotes vs Philadelphia Flyers
Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Coyotes (+134) Flyers (-148)
Darcy Kuemper and the Arizona Coyotes (16-9-4, 2nd in the Pacific Division) head to Wells Fargo Center on Thursday where they'll meet the Philadelphia Flyers (16-7-5, 3rd in the Metropolitan Division). The Flyers open this game at -148 while the Coyotes are priced at +134. The total has been set at 5.5. The Coyotes cover 48.0% of the time, having gone 12-13 SU. The Flyers cover 52.0% of the time, going 13-12 straight up.
The Arizona Coyotes head into this game holding a record of 16 wins and 9 defeats, which is good for 2nd in the Pacific Division. So far this season, they have earned a total of 78 goals which has them ranked at 10th in the West and 21st in the league. Their goal differential is +11, which is good for 8th in the league. The Coyotes have compiled a total of 36 pts, which has them ranked at 7th in the league and 3rd in the conference. When talking about shots at the opposing goalie, they have compiled a total of 867 which has them ranked at 8th in the West and 19th in the league. As a team, Arizona currently has a total of 419 hits which has them averaging 14.4 per game. They have compiled a total of 332 blocks for this season. The man between the pipes for Arizona is Darcy Kuemper from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He is 29 years old and has been on the ice a total of 1,158 minutes protecting the goal this season. Kuemper is surrendering an average of 1.97 goals against average which has him sitting 1st among West goalies and 1st among goaltenders in the NHL. During this season, he's allowed 38 goals. He has a save percentage of .936 which has him sitting 1st among West goalies.
The Arizona Coyotes were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4 - 2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets the last time they stepped on the ice. The Coyotes had a impressive offensive performance in this victory. In this game, they netted 4 of the 28 shots they attempted. They also had 1 power play chance and were able to score 1 goal on that try. Arizona racked up 6 penalty mins for this game. The Corsi for the Coyotes sat at 36 and the Corsi against at even strength was 46 which means they earned a Corsi percentage of 43.9%. Their Fenwick sat at 27 while the Fenwick against was 34, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 44.3%. They earned 22 face-off wins and lost 17 attempts to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 28.0% and they had a PDO of 109.6 for this matchup. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Columbus Blue Jackets put up 35 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 2 penalty mins and they notched 3 power play chances.
The Flyers are the team on the other side of the ice and for the season they sit with 16 wins and 7 defeats. In connection with goal differential, they are ranked 4th in the East and 6th in the league with +14. They have compiled a total of 88 goals for the season which has them at 8th in the East. Philadelphia has a team save % of .910 which has them sitting 11th in the league, which tells us there should be some chances to score. They have a team shooting percentage of 9.5% which puts them at 10th in the Eastern Conference. In net for Philadelphia is Carter Hart who is having an ok season by allowing 2.35 goals per game and that has him ranked 4th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 8th among goalies in the NHL. In the 972 mins he has been on the ice, he's allowed 38 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .910, which has him placed 10th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 25th among goalies in the NHL.
The Philadelphia Flyers opposed the Toronto Maple Leafs in an outing where the Flyers notched a win by a final of 6 - 1. In their game, Philadelphia went home with a 56.2% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 41 while the opposition had a Corsi of 32. Their Fenwick rate was 51.9% with a Fenwick of 27 and the Maple Leafs finishing with a 25 Fenwick. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Philadelphia had and they put on a good performance in this one. Their PDO was 105.6 and they earned an oZS percentage of 52.0%. The Flyers notched 6 goals of the 29 shots on goal they tried. They had 3 power play attempts in this game but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. In discussing the opposition, the Maple Leafs had 1 power play chance but didn't tally a goal. Philadelphia gave way to 28 shots on goal and the Maple Leafs earned 6 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-148)
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