Vancouver Canucks vs Philadelphia Flyers NHL Point Spread Picks 11/25/2019
Game: Vancouver Canucks vs Philadelphia Flyers
Date: Monday, November 25, 2019
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Canucks (+111) Flyers (-123)
Carter Hart and the Philadelphia Flyers (11-7-5, 5th in the Metropolitan Division) host the Vancouver Canucks (12-8-4, 3rd in the Pacific Division) at Wells Fargo Center on Monday, November 25, 2019. The Flyers open this contest at -123 while the Canucks are priced at +111. The total opens at 6. The Canucks are covering 42.9% of the time, having gone 9-12 SU. Philadelphia covers 40.0% of the time, going 8-12 straight up.
The Vancouver Canucks come into this matchup with a record of 12 wins and 8 defeats, which puts them at 3rd in the Pacific Division. During the year thus far, they have scored a total of 75 goals which puts them at 4th in the Western Conference and 11th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +7, which puts them at 12th in the NHL. The Canucks have a total of 28 pts, which puts them at 13th in the NHL and 7th in the West. Regarding shots at the opposition, they have a total of 793 which puts them at 4th in the West and 7th in the NHL. As a team, Vancouver has racked up a total of 303 hits which has them averaging 12.6 per contest. They have a total of 246 blocks for this season. The man looking after the net for Vancouver is Jacob Markstrom from Gavle, Sweden. He is 30 years old and has totaled 972 mins in net this season. Markstrom is conceding an average of 2.72 GAA which has him ranking 11th in the West and 20th in the NHL among goaltenders. During this season, he's surrendered 44 goals. He's earned a save % of .913 which has him ranking 11th in the West.
The Vancouver Canucks came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 2 - 1 victory against the Washington Capitals in their last contest. The Canucks had an offensive game that was below their expectations in the victory. In this matchup, they finished 2 of the 33 shots they put on goal. Moreover, they had 5 power play chances and were able to net 1 goal out of those attempts. Vancouver had a total of 6 penalty mins for this matchup. The Corsi for the Canucks was 37 and the Corsi against was 39 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 48.7%. Their Fenwick sat at 29 while the Fenwick against sat at 32, meaning they had a rate of 47.5%. They took 16 face-off wins at even strength and lost 21 of all total face-offs. Their offensive zone starts came in at 64.5% and they had a PDO of 95.0 for this game. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Washington Capitals put up 33 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 10 penalty mins and they earned 3 power play attempts.
The Flyers will be looking to get a victory in this matchup and for the season they have 11 victories and 7 losses. When discussing goal differential, they are currently sitting 9th in the Eastern Conference and 16th in the NHL with +1. They have earned a total of 67 goals for this season which has them at 10th in the Eastern Conference. Philadelphia has a save percentage as a team of .901 which has them 21st in the NHL, meaning there should be some chances to score. They have a shooting percentage of 8.7% putting them at 13th in the East. In net for Philadelphia is Carter Hart who is having an ok season by allowing 2.65 GAA and that ranks him 8th in the East and 17th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 792 mins he has played this season, he has surrendered 35 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .898, which has him sitting 20th in the East and 36th in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Philadelphia Flyers played the Calgary Flames in a matchup where the Flyers were on the wrong end of the score by a final score of 3 - 2. While out there on the ice, Philadelphia wound up with a 57.0% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 53 and the team opposite of them having a Corsi of 40. They had a Fenwick percentage of 56.1% by earning a Fenwick of 37 and the Flames having earned a 29 Fenwick. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Philadelphia had and it could be said that this team has had better games. They had a PDO of 96.9 and they earned an oZS percentage of 49.6%. The Flyers netted 2 goals out of the 38 shots on goal they tried. They had 3 power play chances in this one but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. On the other side of the ice, the Flames had 3 power play opportunities but didn't tally a goal. Philadelphia conceded 27 shots on goal and the Flames earned a total of 6 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Vancouver (+111)
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