Flyers vs Blues Predictions, Picks, Tips 1/15/2020
Game: Philadelphia Flyers vs St. Louis Blues
Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Location: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Flyers (+149) Blues (-165)
Enterprise Center is the venue where Jordan Binnington and the St. Louis Blues (30-10-7, 1st in the Central Division) will take on the Philadelphia Flyers (24-16-6, 5th in the Metropolitan Division) on Wednesday. The Flyers open this game at +149 while the Blues are coming in at -165. The O/U is set at 5.5. The Flyers are covering 46.3% of the time, having gone 19-22 SU. St. Louis is covering 63.8% of the time, going 30-17 straight up.
The Philadelphia Flyers head into this game holding a record of 24 victories and 16 losses, ranking them 5th in the Metropolitan Division. So far this season, they have scored a total of 141 goals which ranks 10th in the Eastern Conference and 16th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +4, ranking them 15th in the NHL. The Flyers have earned a total of 54 pts, which ranks 13th in the NHL and 8th in the Eastern Conference. When discussing shots toward the net, they have earned a total of 1,458 which ranks 9th in the conference and 15th in the NHL. As a group, Philadelphia has racked up a total of 897 hits which means they are averaging 19.5 per contest. They have earned a total of 474 blocks for this year. The man between the pipes for Philadelphia is Carter Hart from Lulea, Sweden. He is 21 years old and has played 1,702 minutes protecting the goal for the campaign. Hart is allowing an average of 2.61 GAA which ranks him 11th among East goaltenders and 19th among goaltenders in the NHL. For the year, he has allowed 74 goals. He has a save percentage of .905 which ranks him 20th among East goaltenders.
The Philadelphia Flyers were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 6 - 5 victory against the Boston Bruins the last time they stepped on the ice. The Flyers had a solid offensive performance in this victory. For this game, they scored on 6 out of the 39 shots they put on net. In addition, they had 3 power play chances and were able to net 1 goal out of those tries. Philadelphia racked up 8 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Flyers was 62 and the Corsi against was 47 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 56.9%. Their Fenwick was 45 and the Fenwick against was 39, telling us they have a rate of 53.6%. They won 23 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 35 of the face-offs. Their offensive zone starts came in at 44.6% and they had a PDO of 98.7 for this game. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Boston Bruins earned 31 shots. They had 10 penalty mins and they notched 2 power play opportunities.
The Blues will be the team across the ice and for the campaign they sit with 30 wins and 10 defeats. in respect to goal differential, they are sitting 1st in the West and 3rd in the league with +30. They have a total of 152 goals for the year which has them sitting at 2nd in the West. St. Louis has a save percentage as a team of .915 which has them 5th in the league, which means chances to score may be limited. They are shooting 10.7% putting them at 2nd in the conference. In net for St. Louis is Jordan Binnington who is having an average year by allowing 2.47 goals per contest and that has him 6th among Western Conference goaltenders and 11th among goalies in the NHL. In the 1,942 mins he's played, he has surrendered 80 goals. He's earned a save % of .917, which has him sitting 11th among Western Conference goaltenders and 19th among goalies in the NHL.
The St. Louis Blues faced off against the Anaheim Ducks in an outing where the Blues earned a win by a final of 4 - 1. For this game, St. Louis wound up with a 67.1% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 49 and the other team having a Corsi of 24. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 68.4% by way of having a Fenwick of 39 and the Ducks finishing with a 18 Fenwick. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game St. Louis played and it was an excellent showing for this outing. Their PDO at even strength was 103.2 and their percentage of oZS was 51.6%. The Blues netted 4 goals of the 34 shots on goal they pursued. They had 1 power play opportunity in this one and scored 1 goal on that opportunity. As for the opposition, the Ducks had 2 power play chances but were not able to notch a goal. St. Louis conceded 21 shots on goal and the Ducks racked up a total of 4 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take St. Louis (-165)
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