Penguins vs Flyers Predictions, Picks, Tips 1/21/2020
Game: Pittsburgh Penguins vs Philadelphia Flyers
Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Penguins (-127) Flyers (+115)
Brian Elliott and the Philadelphia Flyers (26-17-6, 6th in the Metropolitan Division) host the Pittsburgh Penguins (31-13-5, 2nd in the Metropolitan Division) at Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. The moneyline on this matchup has the Penguins coming in at -127 and the Flyers are at +115. The total has been set at 6. The Penguins cover 60.9% of the time, having gone 28-18 SU. Philadelphia covers 47.7% of the time, going 21-23 straight up.
The Pittsburgh Penguins head into this game holding a record of 31 wins and 13 losses, which puts them at 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. During the year thus far, they have earned a total of 165 goals which is good for 6th in the Eastern Conference and 7th in the league. Their goal differential is +32, which puts them at 5th in the league. The Penguins currently have a total of 67 pts, which is good for 4th in the league and 3rd in the conference. When looking at shots at the opposing goalie, they currently have a total of 1,600 which is good for 4th in the Eastern Conference and 6th in the league. As a team, Pittsburgh has racked up a total of 1,315 hits which means they are averaging 26.8 per game. They currently have a total of 556 blocks for the season. The man looking after the net for Pittsburgh is Tristan Jarry from Surrey, British Columbia. He is 24 years old and has played a total of 1,387 mins defending the net this year. Jarry is surrendering an average of 2.16 goals against average which has him ranked 2nd among East goaltenders and 2nd among goaltenders in the NHL. During this year, he's given up 50 goals. He holds a save % of .929 which has him ranked 2nd among East goaltenders.
The Pittsburgh Penguins were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4 - 3 victory over the Boston Bruins their last time out. The Penguins had a solid offensive output in the victory. For this game, they scored on 4 of the 22 shots they attempted. They also had 2 power play attempts but didn't get a goal. Pittsburgh racked up 6 penalty mins for this outing. The Corsi for the Penguins sat at 35 and the Corsi against was 65 giving them a Corsi percentage of 35.0%. Their Fenwick was 28 and the Fenwick against was 45, which means they earned a rate of 38.4%. They took 23 face-off wins and were beaten on 29 tries to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 31.4% and they had a PDO of 108.6 for this game. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Boston Bruins tallied a total of 37 shots. They had a total of 6 penalty mins and they notched 2 power play chances.
The Flyers will be the team on the other side of the ice and for the year they sit with 26 victories and 17 losses. When looking at goal differential, they are currently ranked 10th in the Eastern Conference and 14th in the league with +5. They currently have a total of 150 goals for the year which has them at 10th in the Eastern Conference. Philadelphia has a save percentage as a team of .899 which currently has them ranked 24th in the league, which tells us scoring chances could be plentiful if they attack the goal. They have a team shooting percentage of 9.7% which is good for 9th in the East. In goal for Philadelphia is Brian Elliott who is having a tough campaign by surrendering 3.03 GAA and that places him 21st among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 47th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 1,207 mins he has played this season, he has surrendered 61 goals. His save % is .901, which has him ranked 24th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 48th in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Philadelphia Flyers went up against the Los Angeles Kings in a matchup where the Flyers notched a victory by a final of 4 - 1. For this matchup, Philadelphia wound up with a 37.2% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 35 while their opponent earned a Corsi of 59. Their Fenwick rate came in at 37.0% with a Fenwick of 27 and the Kings earning a 46 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Philadelphia had and they put on a good performance in this one. Their PDO at even strength was 106.4 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 21.9%. The Flyers scored 4 goals out of the 26 shots on goal they pursued. They had 2 power play attempts in this one and converted 2 out of those opportunities. Concerning the opposition, the Kings had 2 power play attempts but weren't able to take advantage of it. Philadelphia gave up 35 shots on goal and the Kings ended up with 4 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (-127)
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