Montreal Canadiens vs Philadelphia Flyers Predictions, Game 2 Picks, Betting Tips 8/14/2020
Game: Montreal Canadiens vs Philadelphia Flyers
Date: Friday, August 14, 2020
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Canadiens (+132) Flyers (-164)
Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens head to Scotiabank Arena on Friday where they'll meet the Philadelphia Flyers. Philadelphia leads the series 1-0. The Flyers open this contest at -164 while the Canadiens are priced at +132. The O/U is set at 5.5. The Canadiens are covering 40.3% of the time, having gone 27-40 SU. The Flyers are covering 56.3% of the time, going 36-28 straight up.
The Montreal Canadiens step onto the ice holding a record of 31 victories and 31 defeats, which is good for 5th in the Atlantic Division. During the season thus far, they have scored a total of 208 goals which is 10th in the East and 18th in the league. Their goal differential is -12, which is good for 24th in the league. The Canadiens have earned a total of 71 points, which is 24th in the league and 12th in the East. Regarding shots at the opposition, they have earned a total of 2,422 which is 1st in the conference and 2nd in the league. As a team, Montreal has collected a total of 1,762 hits which means they are averaging 24.8 per game. They have earned a total of 797 blocks for the season. Protecting the net for Montreal is Carey Price from Farmingville, New York. He is 32 years old and has racked up 3,440 mins in goal for the season. Price is giving up an average of 2.79 GAA which has him ranked 17th among East goaltenders and 34th among goalies in the NHL. For the year, he has given up 160 goals. He has a save % of .909 which has him ranked 18th among East goaltenders.
The Canadiens will look for better times on the ice after their 2 - 1 defeat against the Flyers in Game 1. The Canadiens didn't have their best offensive outing in this loss. In the game, they converted 1 out of the 28 shots they tried. In addition, they had 1 power play chance but were able to score 1 goal on that attempt. Montreal had 10 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Canadiens was 62 and the Corsi against was 48 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 56.4%. Their Fenwick was 48 while the Fenwick against was 34, which means they earned a Fenwick percentage of 58.5%. They earned 25 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 26 of the face-offs. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 45.2% and they had a PDO of 96.3 for this one. Regarding their opponent, the Philadelphia Flyers racked up a total of 31 shots. They had a total of 6 penalty mins and they tallied 3 power play chances.
The Flyers will be the team on the other side of the ice and for the year they sit with 41 wins and 21 defeats. When discussing goal differential, they sit 3rd in the conference and 4th in the NHL with +36. They currently have a total of 227 goals for this season which is good for 7th in the conference. Philadelphia has a save % as a team of .903 which has them sitting 16th in the NHL, meaning scoring chances could present themselves. They have a shooting percentage of 10.5% putting them at 4th in the conference. In net for Philadelphia is Carter Hart who is having an ok year by allowing 2.42 goals against average and that ranks him 5th in the Eastern Conference and 9th in the NHL. In the 2,356 mins he has played this year, he's surrendered 95 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .914, which has him placed 10th in the Eastern Conference and 24th in the NHL.
In Game 1 Philadelphia had a 43.6% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 48 and they gave up a Corsi of 62. Their Fenwick rate came in at 41.5% by way of having a Fenwick of 34 and the Canadiens having a 48 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Philadelphia played and it tells us that they didn't have their best game. Their PDO was 103.7 and they had an oZS percentage of 54.8%. The Flyers converted 2 goals of the 31 shots on goal they pursued. They had 3 power play attempts in this one and were able to convert 1 out of those chances. As for the opposition, the Canadiens had 1 power play attempt and were able to tally 1 goal. Philadelphia allowed 28 shots on goal and the Canadiens racked up 10 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-164)
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