Philadelphia Flyers vs. Arizona Coyotes - 1/4/20 NHL Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Philadelphia Flyers vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Saturday, January 4, 2020
Location: Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Flyers (+110) Coyotes (-121)
Carter Hart and the Philadelphia Flyers (22-14-5, 5th in the Metropolitan Division) travel to Gila River Arena on Saturday where they'll meet the Arizona Coyotes (23-16-4, 2nd in the Pacific Division). The line on this game has the Flyers coming in at +110 and the Coyotes are at -121. The O/U opens at 5.5. The Flyers cover 48.7% of the time, having gone 18-19 SU. Arizona covers 47.4% of the time, going 18-20 straight up.
The Philadelphia Flyers step onto the ice holding a record of 22 wins and 14 defeats, which puts them at 5th in the Metropolitan Division. During the season thus far, they have converted a total of 127 goals which has them at 10th in the East and 15th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +9, which puts them at 11th in the NHL. The Flyers currently have a total of 49 points, which has them at 12th in the NHL and 7th in the conference. In connection with shots toward the net, they currently have a total of 1,319 which has them at 7th in the East and 13th in the NHL. As a unit, Philadelphia has a total of 779 hits which means they are averaging 19 per contest. They currently have a total of 423 blocks for the year. The goaltender for Philadelphia is Carter Hart from Lulea, Sweden. He is 21 years old and has been on the ice a total of 1,503 mins protecting the net for the campaign. Hart is giving up 2.52 goals per contest which has him sitting 8th among Eastern Conference goalies and 13th in the NHL. So far this season, he's given up 63 goals. He has a save % of .908 which has him sitting 15th among Eastern Conference goalies.
The Philadelphia Flyers were on the losing side of the ice with a 5 - 4 defeat against the Vegas Golden Knights in their previous game. The Flyers had a solid offensive outing and it was apparent in this defeat. In this matchup, they scored on 4 out of the 38 shots they tried. Moreover, they had 3 power play attempts and were able to notch 1 goal out of those opportunities. Philadelphia racked up 2 penalty minutes in this outing. The Corsi for the Flyers sat at 45 and the Corsi against was 61 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 42.5%. Their Fenwick was 37 and the Fenwick against was 48, which means they earned a rate of 43.5%. They won 29 face-off wins at even strength and lost 25 of all total face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 59.5% and they had a PDO of 96.7 for this game. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Vegas Golden Knights racked up 33 shots. They ended the game with 6 penalty mins and they notched 1 power play attempt.
The Coyotes will be the team across the ice and for the campaign they have 23 wins and 16 defeats. In terms of goal differential, they currently sit 4th in the Western Conference and 12th in the NHL with +9. They have compiled a total of 117 goals for this year which is 10th in the Western Conference. Arizona has a save percentage as a team of .922 which currently has them ranked 3rd in the NHL, meaning they are a tough group to score against. They have a team shooting percentage of 8.7% putting them at 12th in the conference. In net for Arizona is Antti Raanta who is having an ok season by giving up 2.76 GAA and that ranks him 11th in the Western Conference and 23rd in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 1,044 minutes he's been on the ice this year, he's surrendered 48 goals. He holds a save % of .918, which places him at 8th in the Western Conference and 15th in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Arizona Coyotes faced off against the Anaheim Ducks in an outing where the Coyotes took home the victory by a tally of 4 - 2. While out there on the ice, Arizona went home with a 60.3% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 70 while their opponent earned a Corsi of 46. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 60.0% with a Fenwick of 54 and the Ducks finishing with a 36 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Arizona played and it was a good performance overall. Their PDO was 105.2 and they earned an oZS percentage of 57.7%. The Coyotes notched 4 goals out of the 34 shots on goal they took. They had 3 power play chances in this one but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. In discussing the opposition, the Ducks had 1 power play attempt but didn't tally a goal. Arizona allowed 28 shots on goal and the Ducks racked up a total of 6 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia (+110)
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