Philadelphia Flyers vs Boston Bruins Predictions, NHL Picks, Betting Tips 8/2/2020
Game: Philadelphia Flyers vs Boston Bruins
Date: Sunday, August 2, 2020
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Flyers (+115) Bruins (-138)
Tuukka Rask and the Boston Bruins (44-14-12, 1st in the Atlantic Division) host the Philadelphia Flyers (41-21-7, 2nd in the Metropolitan Division) at Scotiabank Arena on Sunday, August 2, 2020. The Flyers open this contest at +115 while the Bruins are priced at -138. The total is set at 6.5. The Flyers cover 56.3% of the time, having gone 36-28 SU. The Bruins cover 62.9% of the time, going 44-26 straight up.
The Philadelphia Flyers head into this game holding a record of 41 victories and 21 losses, which puts them at 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. So far this season, they have racked up a total of 227 goals which ranks them 7th in the East and 8th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +36, which puts them at 4th in the NHL. The Flyers currently have a total of 89 points, which ranks them 6th in the NHL and 4th in the East. Regarding shots on goal, they currently have a total of 2,166 which ranks them 12th in the conference and 21st in the NHL. As a team, Philadelphia has obtained a total of 1,412 hits which means they have an average of 20.5 per game. They currently have a total of 727 blocks for the year. The man looking after the net for Philadelphia is Carter Hart from Lulea, Sweden. He is 21 years old and has racked up 2,356 mins defending the net for the year. Hart is surrendering an average of 2.42 GAA which has him ranked 5th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 9th in the NHL. For the year, he has allowed 95 goals. His save percentage is .914 which has him ranked 10th among Eastern Conference goaltenders.
The Philadelphia Flyers will look for better times on the ice after their 2 - 0 loss to the Boston Bruins in their previous game. The Flyers offense left a lot to be desired in the defeat. For this outing, they earned a goal on 0 out of the 36 shots they put on goal. In addition, they had 3 power play chances but weren't able to notch a goal in these power play chances. Philadelphia earned 6 penalty minutes in this game. The Corsi for the Flyers sat at 47 and the Corsi against was 43 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 52.2%. Their Fenwick was 37 while the Fenwick against at even strength sat at 33, which tells us they had a Fenwick percentage of 52.9%. They won 16 face-off wins and were beaten on 13 of all total face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 78.9% and they had a PDO of 95.7 in this one. In terms of their opponent's stats, the Boston Bruins earned 29 shots. They finished with 6 penalty mins and they earned a total of 3 power play chances.
The Bruins will be on the other side of the ice and for the season they have 44 victories and 14 defeats. When it comes to goal differential, they are currently sitting 1st in the East and 1st in the NHL with +60. They currently have a total of 227 goals for the season which has them at 6th in the Eastern Conference. Boston has a team save % of .921 which is good for 1st in the NHL, meaning chances to score may be limited. They have a shooting percentage of 10.1% putting them at 6th in the Eastern Conference. In net for Boston is Tuukka Rask who is having a marginal campaign by allowing 2.12 GAA and that has him 2nd in the East and 2nd in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 2,402 minutes he's been on the ice this season, he has surrendered 85 goals. He has a save % of .929, which places him at 3rd in the East and 4th in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Boston Bruins faced off against the Philadelphia Flyers in an outing where the Bruins earned a win by a score of 2 - 0. For this game, Boston had a 47.8% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 43 while their opponent earned a Corsi of 47. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 47.1% by earning a Fenwick of 33 and the Flyers ending the game with a 37 Fenwick. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Boston played and it tells us that they didn't have their best game. Their PDO at even strength was 104.3 and they earned an oZS percentage of 21.1%. The Bruins notched 2 goals of the 29 shots on goal they pursued. They had 3 power play opportunities in this one and were able to convert 1 out of those opportunities. In discussing their opponent, the Flyers had 3 power play opportunities but were not able to notch a goal. Boston conceded 36 shots on goal and the Flyers ended up with a total of 6 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia (+115)
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