Vegas Golden Knights vs Philadelphia Flyers NHL Point Spread Picks 10/21/2019
Monday, October 21, 2019
Wells Fargo Center
Marc-Andre Fleury and the Vegas Golden Knights (6-3-0, 3rd in the Pacific Division) are headed to Wells Fargo Center on Monday where they'll meet the Philadelphia Flyers (2-3-1, 7th in the Metropolitan Division). The Golden Knights open this game at -115 while the Flyers are coming in at +104. The over/under has been set at 6. The Golden Knights are covering 62.5% of the time, having gone 5-3 SU. Philadelphia covers 33.3% of the time, going 2-4 straight up.
The Vegas Golden Knights step onto the ice holding a record of 6 wins and 3 losses, putting them at 3rd in the Pacific Division. So far this year, they have scored a total of 31 goals which has them sitting at 3rd in the West and 7th in the league. Their goal differential is +10, putting them at 3rd in the league. The Golden Knights have compiled a total of 12 pts, which has them sitting at 8th in the league and 3rd in the conference. In connection with shots toward the net, they have compiled a total of 315 which has them sitting at 1st in the West and 1st in the league. As a team, Vegas has earned a total of 207 hits which means they are averaging 23 per game. They have compiled a total of 77 blocks for the season. The man protecting the net for Vegas is Marc-Andre Fleury from Sorel, Quebec. He is 35 years old and has totaled 523 mins protecting the net this season. Fleury is surrendering an average of 2.18 goals per game which has him placed 4th among Western Conference goalies and 6th in the NHL among goalies. During this season, he's given up 19 goals. He holds a save percentage of .934 which has him placed 4th among Western Conference goalies.
The Vegas Golden Knights had a good night with a 3 - 0 victory against the Pittsburgh Penguins their last time out. The Golden Knights had an average offensive performance in the win. For this matchup, they earned a goal on 3 out of the 24 shots they attempted. Moreover, they had 3 power play opportunities and notched 1 goal out of those opportunities. Vegas racked up 8 penalty minutes in their game. The Corsi for the Golden Knights was 22 and the Corsi against was 35 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 38.6%. Their Fenwick sat at 18 while the Fenwick against sat at 25, giving them a rate of 41.9%. They took 23 face-off wins and lost 22 of the face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 47.0% and they had a PDO of 106.7 for this game. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Pittsburgh Penguins tallied 29 shots. They finished with 6 penalty mins and they notched 4 power play attempts.
The Flyers will be looking to get a victory in this matchup and for the year they sit with 2 victories and 3 defeats. When talking about goal differential, they rank 10th in the conference and 18th in the league with -3. They currently have a total of 15 goals for the year which has them sitting at 15th in the conference. Philadelphia has a team save percentage of .885 which has them sitting 26th in the league, which means there could be plenty of chances to score if they attack the goal. They have a shooting percentage of 6.9% which is good for 15th in the East. In net for Philadelphia is Carter Hart who is having an ok season by allowing 2.59 goals per game and that has him ranked 8th among East goalies and 17th in the NHL among goalies. In the 278 minutes he's played this year, he has surrendered 12 goals. He holds a save % of .890, which places him at 21st among East goalies and 37th in the NHL among goalies.
The Philadelphia Flyers faced off against the Dallas Stars in an outing where the Flyers took a loss by a final score of 4 - 1. In their game, Philadelphia wound up with a 62.2% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 46 while their opponent earned a Corsi of 28. Their Fenwick rate came in at 58.5% by notching a Fenwick of 31 and the Stars finishing with a 22 Fenwick. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Philadelphia played and the stats tell us that they didn't play well overall. They had a PDO of 76.7 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 65.3%. The Flyers notched 1 goals of the 39 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 4 power play attempts in this outing but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. Regarding their opponent, the Stars had 2 power play attempts and came through by scoring 1 goal on that opportunity. Philadelphia allowed 16 shots on goal and the Stars racked up 13 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Vegas (-115)
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