Philadelphia Flyers vs. Winnipeg Jets - 12/15/19 NHL Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Philadelphia Flyers vs Winnipeg Jets
Date: Sunday, December 15, 2019
Location: Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, MB
Odds/Point Spread: Flyers (+127) Jets (-140)
Carter Hart and the Philadelphia Flyers (17-9-5, 5th in the Metropolitan Division) head to Bell MTS Place on Sunday where they'll meet the Winnipeg Jets (19-11-2, 3rd in the Central Division). The Flyers open this matchup at +127 while the Jets are priced at -140. The total has been set at 6. The Flyers are covering 50.0% of the time, having gone 14-14 SU. Winnipeg covers 56.7% of the time, going 17-13 straight up.
The Philadelphia Flyers head into this game holding a record of 17 victories and 9 losses, which puts them at 5th in the Metropolitan Division. So far this year, they have racked up a total of 94 goals which puts them at 11th in the conference and 18th in the league. Their goal differential is +11, which puts them at 8th in the league. The Flyers have earned a total of 39 pts, which puts them at 13th in the league and 6th in the East. With regard to shots on goal, they have earned a total of 1,006 which puts them at 10th in the conference and 19th in the league. As a group, Philadelphia currently has a total of 628 hits which means they have an average of 20.3 per contest. They have earned a total of 323 blocks for this season. Protecting the net for Philadelphia is Carter Hart from Lulea, Sweden. He is 21 years old and has played a total of 1,088 mins protecting the net for the year. Hart is conceding 2.43 GAA which has him ranking 9th in the East and 15th among goalies in the NHL. During this year, he has given up 44 goals. He has a save % of .908 which has him ranking 18th in the East.
The Philadelphia Flyers will look to clean up some issues after taking a 3 - 1 defeat to the Colorado Avalanche the last time they stepped on the ice. The Flyers had an offensive game that was below their expectations in this defeat. While out there on the ice, they finished 1 of the 33 shots they attempted. Additionally, they had 2 power play chances but weren't able to notch a goal in these power play chances. Philadelphia ended up with 4 penalty minutes for this matchup. The Corsi for the Flyers was 51 and the Corsi against was 43 which tells us they had a Corsi percentage of 54.3%. Their Fenwick sat at 38 while the Fenwick against at even strength was 35, which means they earned a rate of 52.1%. They took 33 face-off wins at even strength and lost 26 tries to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 60.4% and they had a PDO of 91.2 in this game. Concerning opponent stats, the Colorado Avalanche tallied a total of 27 shots. They ended the game with 4 minutes in the box and they tallied 2 power play chances.
The Jets will be looking to add points to their total and for the year they sit with 19 wins and 11 losses. In connection with goal differential, they rank 7th in the West and 15th in the NHL with +5. They have earned a total of 92 goals for this year which is good for 8th in the Western Conference. Winnipeg has a save percentage as a team of .917 which currently has them sitting 6th in the NHL, which means chances to score may be limited. They have a team shooting percentage of 9.1% which is good for 8th in the West. In goal for Winnipeg is Connor Hellebuyck who is having a marginal season by allowing 2.31 goals per contest and that has him 4th among Western Conference goalies and 11th in the NHL. In the 1,426 mins he's played this year, he has given up 55 goals. He has a save % of .931, which has him ranked 4th among Western Conference goalies and 7th in the NHL.
The Winnipeg Jets faced off against the Detroit Red Wings in a game where the Jets took the defeat by a score of 5 - 2. For this game, Winnipeg had a 48.9% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 45 while the opposition had a Corsi of 47. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 47.4% with a Fenwick of 36 and the Red Wings having a 40 Fenwick. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Winnipeg played and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. Their PDO at even strength was 97.5 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 52.8%. The Jets scored 2 goals of the 28 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 1 power play chance in this game but didn't score a goal. In discussing the opposition, the Red Wings had 4 power play opportunities and went on to score 2 goals. Winnipeg gave way to 34 shots on goal and the Red Wings earned 2 penalty mins.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Winnipeg (-140) and under the total goals
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