Philadelphia Flyers vs Calgary Flames NHL Picks & Predictions 10/15/2019
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
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Scotiabank Saddledome is the venue where Elias Lindholm and the Calgary Flames (2-3-1, 4th in the Pacific Division) will play the Philadelphia Flyers (2-0-1, 4th in the Metropolitan Division) on Tuesday. The Flyers open this matchup at +153 while the Flames are priced at -170. The O/U opens at 6.5. The Flyers cover 66.7% of the time, having gone 2-1 SU. Calgary is covering 20.0% of the time, going 1-4 straight up.
The Philadelphia Flyers will look to clean up some issues after taking a 3 - 2 defeat against the Vancouver Canucks the last time they stepped on the ice. The Flyers had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in this defeat. In this matchup, they converted 2 of the 32 shots they tried. Additionally, they had 3 power play attempts and notched 1 goal out of those chances. Philadelphia earned a total of 4 penalty mins in their game. The Corsi for the Flyers sat at 38 and the Corsi against at even strength was 36 which means they earned a Corsi percentage of 51.4%. Their Fenwick sat at 24 while the Fenwick against sat at 25, which tells us they had a rate of 49.0%. They took 25 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 27 of the face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 49.5% and they had a PDO at even strength of 92.2 in this game. Regarding their opponent, the Vancouver Canucks tallied a total of 24 shots. They finished with a total of 6 penalty minutes and they had 2 power play attempts.
Useful Team Statistics
The Flyers have 5 total points this season, which ranks them 17th in the NHL. They are 27th in the league in goals scored with 10 while they've given up 5 goals, ranking them 31st overall. They have had 10 power play opportunities and have scored 4 goals on those chances for a percentage of 40%. That is 3rd in the NHL. The Flyers have allowed 9 power play opportunities and have given up 1 goal on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 89%, putting them 8th in the league when short-handed. They average 35 shots per game and as a team shoot 9.62% for the season. They allow 27 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 94%. That puts them 4th in the league in stopping the puck.
The Calgary Flames squared up with the San Jose Sharks in a matchup where the Flames ended up taking the loss by a final of 3 - 1. While out there on the ice, Calgary had a 56.3% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 40 and their opponent having a Corsi of 31. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 55.1% by earning a Fenwick of 27 and the Sharks having a 22 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Calgary played and it tells us that they didn't have their best game. They had a PDO at even strength of 89.2 and they earned an oZS percentage of 37.0%. The Flames notched 1 goal out of the 33 shots on goal they pursued. They had 4 power play attempts in this outing but weren't able to notch a goal. As for the opposition, the Sharks had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to take advantage of it. Calgary conceded 20 shots on goal and the Sharks racked up a total of 8 penalty minutes.
Useful Team Statistics
The Flames are 18th in the NHL with a total of 5 points this year. They have 3 power play goals on 20 opportunities for a percentage of 15%. That ranks them 21st in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 23 power play opportunities and have given up 4 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. That is 14th in the NHL. As a team, the Flames are 16th in the league with 14 goals scored while they've given up 20 goals, which is 9th overall. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 7.53%. As a team they give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%. That is 18th in the NHL.
Philadelphia is 2nd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 55%, as they've attempted 122 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 100 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 56.5% as they have 91 attempts while they have given up 70 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 1st in the league. The Flyers start possessions in the offensive zone 53.4% of the time, which is 8th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.6% for the season. That is 24th overall in the NHL. They have 87 face-off wins compared to 65 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 57.2%. That ranks them 1st in the league. On defense Philadelphia has 46 hits and they have blocked 30 shots from the opposition, putting them 31st overall.
The Flames are 28th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 41.9% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 58.1% for the season, which is 4th in the NHL. They have 141 face-off wins compared to 137 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.7%. That is 17th in the league. On defense Calgary has 81 hits and they have blocked 57 shots from the opposition, which is 9th in the league. Calgary is 6th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 52.6% as they've attempted 243 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 219 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 51.9% ranks 9th as they have 175 attempts while they have given up 162 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Flyers/Flames NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take Calgary
Tony's Pick: Take Calgary
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