Montreal Canadiens vs Philadelphia Flyers Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 8/19/2020
Game: Montreal Canadiens vs Philadelphia Flyers
Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Canadiens (+113) Flyers (-125)
Carter Hart and the Philadelphia Flyers play the Montreal Canadiens at Scotiabank Arena on Wednesday in Game 5 of their series. The Flyers open this matchup at -125 while the Canadiens are priced at +113. The total opens at 5.5. The Canadiens cover 40.3% of the time, having gone 27-40 SU. Philadelphia covers 56.3% of the time, going 36-28 straight up.
The Canadiens were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 1 - 0 loss against the Flyers in Game 3. The Canadiens could have played much better offensively in this loss. Montreal earned a total of 12 penalty mins in their game. The Corsi for the Canadiens sat at 49 and the Corsi against was 34 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 59.0%. Their Fenwick sat at 30 while the Fenwick against was 29, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 50.8%. They took 22 face-off wins at even strength and lost 28 of the face-offs. Their offensive zone starts came in at 45.9% and they had a PDO at even strength of 94.1 for this game. Concerning opponent stats, the Philadelphia Flyers tallied a total of 20 shots. They had a total of 6 penalty minutes and they had 6 power play chances.
The Montreal Canadiens head into this game holding a record of 31 wins and 31 defeats, putting them at 5th in the Atlantic Division. During the season thus far, they have scored a total of 208 goals which has them at 10th in the Eastern Conference and 18th in the league. Their goal differential is -12, putting them at 24th in the league. The Canadiens currently have a total of 71 pts, which has them at 24th in the league and 12th in the Eastern Conference. When talking about shots on goal, they currently have a total of 2,422 which has them at 1st in the Eastern Conference and 2nd in the league. As a team, Montreal has obtained a total of 1,762 hits which has them averaging 24.8 per game. They currently have a total of 797 blocks for the year. The man in goal for Montreal is Carey Price from Farmingville, New York. He is 32 years old and has played 3,440 mins defending the goal for the campaign. Price is surrendering an average of 2.79 goals per contest which has him ranking 17th among Eastern Conference goalies and 34th in the NHL among goalies. So far this year, he has allowed 160 goals. He holds a save % of .909 which has him ranking 18th among Eastern Conference goalies.
In Game 3 Philadelphia earned a 41.0% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 34 while they surrendered a Corsi of 49. They had a Fenwick percentage of 49.2% by earning a Fenwick of 29 and the Canadiens finishing with a 30 Fenwick. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Philadelphia had and you can safely assume that they'll look to improve in their next outing. They had a PDO of 105.9 and they had an oZS percentage of 54.1%. The Flyers netted 1 goal out of the 20 shots on goal they took. They had 6 power play opportunities in this outing but were not able to net one. Regarding the opposition, the Canadiens had 3 power play chances but didn't tally a goal. Philadelphia gave up 23 shots on goal and the Canadiens had a total of 12 minutes in the box.
The Flyers will be on the other side of the ice and for the year they have 41 wins and 21 defeats. in respect to goal differential, they are ranked 3rd in the conference and 4th in the league with +36. They have a total of 227 goals for the year which has them ranked at 7th in the East. Philadelphia has a save % as a team of .903 which is good for 16th in the league, which tells us there should be some chances to score. They have a team shooting percentage of 10.5% ranking them 4th in the East. In goal for Philadelphia is Carter Hart who is having a marginal season by surrendering 2.42 goals per contest and that has him ranked 5th among East goaltenders and 9th in the NHL. In the 2,356 mins he has been on the ice this season, he's given up 95 goals. His save percentage is .914, which has him placed 10th among East goaltenders and 24th in the NHL.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-125) and under 5.5 goals
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