Philadelphia Flyers vs Chicago Blackhawks NHL Picks 10/24/2019
Thursday, October 24, 2019
United Center is the site where Corey Crawford and the Chicago Blackhawks (2-3-2, 7th in the Central Division) will take on the Philadelphia Flyers (3-3-1, 6th in the Metropolitan Division) on Thursday. The Blackhawks open this matchup at -105 while the Flyers are coming in at -143. The O/U is set at 6.5. The Flyers cover 42.9% of the time, having gone 3-4 SU. Chicago covers 28.6% of the time, going 2-5 straight up.
The Philadelphia Flyers step onto the ice with a record of 3 victories and 3 defeats, which puts them at 6th in the Metropolitan Division. So far this season, they have racked up a total of 21 goals which puts them at 12th in the Eastern Conference and 25th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +1, which puts them at 16th in the NHL. The Flyers currently have a total of 7 pts, which puts them at 23rd in the NHL and 12th in the Eastern Conference. Regarding shots at the opposition, they currently have a total of 254 which puts them at 11th in the East and 25th in the NHL. As a group, Philadelphia has compiled a total of 97 hits which means they are averaging 13.9 per contest. They currently have a total of 57 blocks for this year. The man in the crease for Philadelphia is Carter Hart from Lulea, Sweden. He is 21 years old and has racked up 278 minutes protecting the goal for the season. Hart is allowing an average of 2.59 goals per game which has him placed 6th among East goalies and 16th in the NHL among goalies. So far this year, he's surrendered 12 goals. He holds a save percentage of .890 which has him placed 22nd among East goalies.
The Philadelphia Flyers were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 6 - 2 victory against the Vegas Golden Knights in their previous contest. The Flyers had a solid offensive performance in the win. For this game, they netted 6 out of the 37 shots they attempted. They also had 5 power play attempts and notched 2 goals out of those opportunities. Philadelphia ended up with 10 penalty minutes for this matchup. The Corsi for the Flyers sat at 42 and the Corsi against was 29 which tells us they had a Corsi percentage of 59.2%. Their Fenwick sat at 32 and the Fenwick against sat at 24, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 57.1%. They won 17 face-off wins and lost 16 tries to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 61.3% and they had a PDO at even strength of 111.8 for this game. Concerning opponent stats, the Vegas Golden Knights earned a total of 35 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 10 penalty mins and they notched 5 power play chances.
The Blackhawks will be on the other side of the ice and for the campaign they sit with 2 wins and 3 losses. When looking at goal differential, they are currently sitting 9th in the West and 20th in the NHL with -2. They have earned a total of 19 goals for this year which is good for 15th in the Western Conference. Chicago has a team save % of .911 which currently has them ranked 10th in the NHL, which means scoring chances may be limited. They have a team shooting percentage of 8.1% which is good for 10th in the West. In goal for Chicago is Corey Crawford who is having a tough campaign by allowing 3.58 goals per contest and that has him ranked 18th among Western Conference goaltenders and 39th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 234 mins he has played this season, he's allowed 14 goals. He holds a save percentage of .891, which has him ranked 17th among Western Conference goaltenders and 37th among goaltenders in the NHL.
The Chicago Blackhawks faced the Vegas Golden Knights in a game where the Blackhawks ended up taking the loss by a mark of 2 - 1. For this game, Chicago wound up with a 38.6% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 22 while the opposition had a Corsi of 35. They had a Fenwick percentage of 44.2% with a Fenwick of 19 and the Golden Knights finishing with a 24 Fenwick. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Chicago had and it could be said that this team has had better games. Their PDO at even strength was 102.1 and their percentage of oZS was 35.3%. The Blackhawks converted 1 goal of the 32 shots on goal they attempted. They had 4 power play attempts in this outing but weren't able to score a goal. Concerning the opposition, the Golden Knights had 5 power play opportunities but didn't tally a goal. Chicago conceded 34 shots on goal and the Golden Knights earned 8 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-143)
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Josh Schonwald
Get all of Tonight's NHL Picks.
Get all of Tonight's guaranteed Expert NHL Picks.