Calgary Flames vs Philadelphia Flyers NHL Tips 11/23/2019
Game: Calgary Flames vs Philadelphia Flyers
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (+107) Flyers (-118)
David Rittich and the Calgary Flames (10-12-3, 7th in the Pacific Division) go to Wells Fargo Center on Saturday where they'll meet the Philadelphia Flyers (11-7-4, 4th in the Metropolitan Division). The Flyers open this matchup at -118 while the Flames are coming in at +107. The over/under has been set at 6. The Flames are covering 34.8% of the time, having gone 8-15 SU. Philadelphia is covering 42.1% of the time, going 8-11 straight up.
The Calgary Flames head into this game holding a record of 10 wins and 12 defeats, which puts them at 7th in the Pacific Division. So far this season, they have earned a total of 60 goals which puts them at 14th in the conference and 27th in the league. Their goal differential is -18, which puts them at 29th in the league. The Flames have a total of 23 pts, which puts them at 21st in the league and 11th in the West. When looking at shots at the opposing goalie, they have a total of 793 which puts them at 2nd in the conference and 3rd in the league. As a unit, Calgary has compiled a total of 305 hits which means they have an average of 12.2 per contest. They have a total of 222 blocks for the season. Looking after the goal for Calgary is David Rittich from Jihlava, Czechoslovakia. He is 27 years old and has been on the ice a total of 1,138 minutes minding the goal for the season. Rittich is conceding 2.85 GAA which puts him at 13th among West goaltenders and 24th in the NHL. During this season, he's given up 54 goals. His save % is .909 which puts him at 14th among West goaltenders.
The Calgary Flames will look to clean up some issues after taking a 5 - 0 loss against the St. Louis Blues in their previous contest. The Flames could have played much better offensively in the defeat. For this matchup, they converted 0 of the 40 shots they tried. Additionally, they had 4 power play chances but weren't able to score. Calgary racked up a total of 9 penalty mins for this game. The Corsi for the Flames sat at 54 and the Corsi against was 34 which tells us they had a Corsi percentage of 61.4%. Their Fenwick sat at 45 and the Fenwick against was 28, which means they had a rate of 61.6%. They earned 19 face-off wins and lost 21 of the face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 53.3% and they had a PDO of 83.3 in this one. When it comes to their opponent, the St. Louis Blues earned a total of 31 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 13 minutes in the box and they had 2 power play chances.
The Flyers will be looking to add points to their total and for the season they sit with 11 wins and 7 losses. In discussing goal differential, they are ranked 9th in the conference and 17th in the league with +1. They have earned a total of 65 goals for the season which ranks 9th in the conference. Philadelphia has a team save % of .900 which has them sitting 21st in the league, which tells us there should be some chances to score. They have a team shooting percentage of 8.8% which is good for 13th in the Eastern Conference. In net for Philadelphia is Carter Hart who is having a marginal season by giving up 2.72 goals per game and that has him 9th in the Eastern Conference and 18th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 728 mins he has been on the ice this year, he has surrendered 33 goals. He holds a save percentage of .896, which has him sitting 21st in the Eastern Conference and 38th among goaltenders in the NHL.
The Philadelphia Flyers faced off against the Carolina Hurricanes in a game where the Flyers earned a victory by a tally of 5 - 3. In this game, Philadelphia went home with a 48.6% Corsi rating. They wound up with that percentage by having a Corsi of 34 and the other team having a Corsi of 36. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 45.8% by way of having a Fenwick of 22 and the Hurricanes having earned a 26 Fenwick. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Philadelphia played and we'd say they played well overall. Their PDO was 111.3 and their percentage of oZS was 38.2%. The Flyers netted 5 goals of the 23 shots on goal they took. They had 3 power play chances in this one and were able to notch 1 out of those attempts. On the other side of the ice, the Hurricanes had 5 power play attempts and ended up scoring 1 goal. Philadelphia allowed 36 shots on goal and the Hurricanes ended up with 16 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-118)
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