Devils vs Flyers Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/6/2020
Game: New Jersey Devils vs Philadelphia Flyers
Date: Thursday, February 6, 2020
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Devils (+197) Flyers (-220)
Wells Fargo Center is the venue where Brian Elliott and the Philadelphia Flyers (29-17-7, 5th in the Metropolitan Division) will play the New Jersey Devils (18-24-10, 8th in the Metropolitan Division) on Thursday. The Flyers open this contest at -220 while the Devils are coming in at +197. The O/U opens at 6. The Devils cover 30.6% of the time, having gone 15-34 SU. Philadelphia is covering 50.0% of the time, going 24-24 straight up.
The New Jersey Devils step onto the ice with a record of 18 victories and 24 losses, putting them at 8th in the Metropolitan Division. During the year thus far, they have scored a total of 138 goals which has them ranked at 15th in the East and 27th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -46, putting them at 30th in the NHL. The Devils have compiled a total of 46 pts, which has them ranked at 29th in the NHL and 15th in the East. In discussing shots at the opposition, they have compiled a total of 1,645 which has them ranked at 11th in the conference and 21st in the NHL. As a group, New Jersey has collected a total of 972 hits which means they have an average of 18.7 per game. They have compiled a total of 660 blocks for the year. The goaltender for New Jersey is MacKenzie Blackwood from Vancouver, British Columbia. He is 23 years old and has played 2,078 mins minding the goal this year. Blackwood is surrendering 3.00 goals per contest which has him sitting 22nd in the Eastern Conference and 46th in the NHL among goaltenders. So far this year, he has surrendered 104 goals. He has a save percentage of .904 which has him sitting 22nd in the Eastern Conference.
The New Jersey Devils had a rough game after their 5 - 4 defeat to the Montreal Canadiens their last time out. The Devils had a good offensive outing and it showed in this loss. For this game, they scored on 4 of the 24 shots they attempted. They also had 5 power play chances and netted 2 goals out of those chances. New Jersey had 14 penalty minutes while out there on the ice. The Corsi for the Devils sat at 29 and the Corsi against was 59 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 33.0%. Their Fenwick sat at 24 and the Fenwick against sat at 38, which tells us they had a Fenwick percentage of 38.7%. They took 28 face-off wins at even strength and lost 32 of all total face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 34.2% and they had a PDO of 102.5 for this matchup. Concerning opponent stats, the Montreal Canadiens tallied a total of 36 shots. They finished with a total of 20 minutes in the box and they tallied 2 power play opportunities.
The Flyers will be the team across the ice and for the year they have 29 victories and 17 defeats. When it comes to goal differential, they rank 8th in the East and 10th in the NHL with +13. They currently have a total of 165 goals for this season which is 9th in the East. Philadelphia has a save % as a team of .901 which currently has them sitting 21st in the NHL, meaning scoring chances could be there if they are opportunistic. They have a shooting percentage of 9.9% ranking them 8th in the East. In goal for Philadelphia is Brian Elliott who is having an ok season by surrendering 2.81 goals against average and that places him 16th in the East and 30th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 1,387 minutes he's played this year, he's surrendered 65 goals. He holds a save percentage of .903, which puts him at 23rd in the East and 47th in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Philadelphia Flyers faced off against the Detroit Red Wings in a matchup where the Flyers notched a win by a final of 3 - 0. In this matchup, Philadelphia had a 69.5% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 57 and the other team having a Corsi of 25. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 70.3% by earning a Fenwick of 45 and the Red Wings finishing with a 19 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Philadelphia had and you can say they had a mediocre outing. Their PDO was 103.6 and their oZS percentage was 73.1%. The Flyers scored 3 goals out of the 31 shots on goal they pursued. They had 2 power play chances in this one but didn't put one in the back of the net. Concerning the opposition, the Red Wings had 2 power play attempts but were not able to score a goal. Philadelphia allowed 16 shots on goal and the Red Wings ended up with 4 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-220)
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