Flyers vs Red Wings Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/3/2020
Game: Philadelphia Flyers vs Detroit Red Wings
Date: Monday, February 3, 2020
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Flyers (-205) Red Wings (+184)
Little Caesars Arena is the site where Jonathan Bernier and the Detroit Red Wings (12-37-4, 8th in the Atlantic Division) will play the Philadelphia Flyers (28-17-7, 4th in the Metropolitan Division) on Monday. The Red Wings open this game at +184 while the Flyers are priced at -205. The total has been set at 6. The Flyers cover 48.9% of the time, having gone 23-24 SU. The Red Wings cover 21.2% of the time, going 11-41 straight up.
The Philadelphia Flyers head into this game holding a record of 28 wins and 17 defeats, putting them at 4th in the Metropolitan Division. So far this year, they have scored a total of 162 goals which ranks 8th in the East and 14th in the league. Their goal differential is +10, putting them at 11th in the league. The Flyers currently have a total of 63 pts, which ranks 9th in the league and 7th in the Eastern Conference. When it comes to shots on goal, they currently have a total of 1,638 which ranks 10th in the Eastern Conference and 16th in the league. As a unit, Philadelphia has earned a total of 1,047 hits which means they are averaging 20.1 per contest. They currently have a total of 526 blocks for the year. The man in goal for Philadelphia is Brian Elliott from Newmarket, Ontario. He is 34 years old and has played 1,327 mins defending the goal this season. Elliot is giving up 2.94 goals against average which has him ranked 20th in the Eastern Conference and 42nd in the NHL among goalies. For the season, he has given up 65 goals. He has a save percentage of .901 which has him ranked 25th in the Eastern Conference.
The Philadelphia Flyers were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 6 - 3 victory against the Colorado Avalanche the last time they stepped on the ice. The Flyers had a good offensive output in this win. In this game, they converted 6 of the 28 shots they tried. Furthermore, they had 5 power play opportunities and were able to notch 1 goal out of those chances. Philadelphia had a total of 8 penalty minutes in their game. The Corsi for the Flyers was 41 and the Corsi against was 42 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 4940.0%. Their Fenwick was 28 while the Fenwick against was 36, which earned them a rate of 4380.0%. They took 32 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 22 attempts to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 44.7% and they had a PDO at even strength of 112.2 in this one. Regarding their opponent, the Colorado Avalanche tallied a total of 31 shots. They ended the game with 12 minutes in the box and they earned a total of 3 power play attempts.
The Red Wings will be looking to get a victory in this matchup and for the year they sit with 12 wins and 37 losses. In the matter of goal differential, they are currently sitting 16th in the East and 31st in the NHL with -93. They have a total of 110 goals for the season which has them ranked at 16th in the Eastern Conference. Detroit has a save % as a team of .883 which currently has them ranked 31st in the NHL, meaning scoring chances could be plentiful if they are aggressive. They have a team shooting percentage of 7.4% which is good for 16th in the East. In net for Detroit is Jonathan Bernier who is having a tough season by giving up 2.92 goals against average and that places him 19th among East goaltenders and 38th in the NHL. In the 1,602 minutes he's played this season, he has surrendered 78 goals. His save % is .907, which puts him at 20th among East goaltenders and 42nd in the NHL.
The Detroit Red Wings opposed the New York Rangers in an outing where the Red Wings went home in defeat by a final score of 1 - 0. In this outing, Detroit went home with a 5310.0% Corsi rating. They wound up with that percentage by having a Corsi of 43 while the opposition earned a Corsi of 38. Their Fenwick rate was 5490.0% by earning a Fenwick of 39 and the Rangers earning a 32 Fenwick. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Detroit had and the stats tell us that they didn't play well overall. Their PDO was 100.0 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 45.5%. The Red Wings converted 0 goals out of the 33 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 2 power play attempts in this game but weren't able to notch a goal. As for their opponent, the Rangers had 2 power play attempts and were able to tally 1 goal. Detroit gave up 31 shots on goal and the Rangers ended up with 6 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-205)
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