Philadelphia Flyers vs Columbus Blue Jackets NHL Picks 11/27/2019
Game: Philadelphia Flyers vs Columbus Blue Jackets
Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Location: Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Flyers (+104) Blue Jackets (-115)
Joonas Korpisalo and the Columbus Blue Jackets (10-9-4, 7th in the Metropolitan Division) host the Philadelphia Flyers (12-7-5, 5th in the Metropolitan Division) at Nationwide Arena on Wednesday, November 27, 2019. The Flyers open this game at +104 while the Blue Jackets are priced at -115. The total is set at 6. The Flyers are covering 42.9% of the time, having gone 9-12 SU. Columbus covers 43.5% of the time, going 10-13 straight up.
The Philadelphia Flyers head into this game holding a record of 12 wins and 7 losses, putting them at 5th in the Metropolitan Division. So far this year, they have scored a total of 69 goals which is 10th in the Eastern Conference and 18th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +2, putting them at 15th in the NHL. The Flyers have compiled a total of 29 pts, which is 11th in the NHL and 7th in the conference. With regard to shots at the opposing goalie, they have compiled a total of 808 which is 5th in the conference and 9th in the NHL. As a team, Philadelphia has compiled a total of 381 hits which has them averaging 15.9 per game. They have compiled a total of 226 blocks for the season. The man looking after the net for Philadelphia is Carter Hart from Lulea, Sweden. He is 21 years old and has been on the ice a total of 852 minutes protecting the goal this season. Hart is allowing 2.54 goals per contest which has him ranking 3rd among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 10th among goalies in the NHL. Over the course of this season, he's surrendered 36 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .900 which has him ranking 20th among Eastern Conference goaltenders.
The Philadelphia Flyers were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 2 - 1 win against the Vancouver Canucks their last time out. The Flyers could have played much better offensively in the victory. For this game, they earned a goal on 2 out of the 34 shots they attempted. Furthermore, they had 1 power play attempt but weren't able to score. Philadelphia ended up with a total of 4 penalty minutes for this matchup. The Corsi for the Flyers sat at 46 and the Corsi against was 27 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 63.0%. Their Fenwick sat at 33 and the Fenwick against sat at 14, which means they had a rate of 70.2%. They won 28 face-off wins and were beaten on 18 of the face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 60.0% and they had a PDO of 95.6 for this one. Regarding their opponent, the Vancouver Canucks racked up 17 shots. They finished with 2 penalty minutes and they tallied 2 power play chances.
The Blue Jackets will be the team across the ice and for the current year they sit with 10 victories and 9 losses. In terms of goal differential, they currently sit 14th in the East and 26th in the league with -13. They currently have a total of 59 goals for the year which is good for 15th in the Eastern Conference. Columbus has a team save percentage of .896 which has them ranked 24th in the league, which tells us scoring chances could be plentiful if they are aggressive. They have a team shooting percentage of 7.7% which is good for 16th in the Eastern Conference. In goal for Columbus is Joonas Korpisalo who is having an average season by allowing 2.86 goals per game and that ranks him 13th in the Eastern Conference and 26th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 1,048 minutes he's played this season, he has given up 50 goals. He holds a save percentage of .902, which has him ranked 19th in the Eastern Conference and 36th in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Columbus Blue Jackets opposed the Ottawa Senators in an outing where the Blue Jackets ended up with the victory by a tally of 1 - 0. In this game, Columbus earned a 49.3% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 36 while their opponent had a Corsi of 37. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 47.2% by earning a Fenwick of 25 and the Senators finishing with a 28 Fenwick. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Columbus had and you can safely assume that they'll look to improve in their next outing. They had a PDO of 107.1 and their percentage of oZS was 38.4%. The Blue Jackets converted 1 goal of the 19 shots on goal they took. They had 3 power play chances in this game but didn't put one in the back of the net. In discussing their opponent, the Senators had 2 power play chances but weren't able to take advantage of it. Columbus gave up 25 shots on goal and the Senators had 6 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia (+104)
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