Philadelphia Flyers vs Montreal Canadiens Predictions, Game 3 Picks, Betting Tips 8/16/2020
Game: Philadelphia Flyers vs Montreal Canadiens
Date: Sunday, August 15, 2020
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Flyers (-125) Canadiens (+113)
Scotiabank Arena is the site where Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens will play the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday in Game 3 of their series. The series is tied 1-1. The Flyers open this matchup at -125 while the Canadiens are priced at +113. The over/under opens at 5.5. The Flyers are covering 56.3% of the time, having gone 36-28 SU. Montreal is covering 40.3% of the time, going 27-40 straight up.
The Philadelphia Flyers head into this game holding a record of 41 victories and 21 defeats, ranking them 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. So far this season, they have racked up a total of 227 goals which is 7th in the Eastern Conference and 8th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +36, ranking them 4th in the NHL. The Flyers currently have a total of 89 points, which is 6th in the NHL and 4th in the conference. With reference to shots on goal, they currently have a total of 2,166 which is 12th in the conference and 21st in the NHL. As a unit, Philadelphia currently has a total of 1,412 hits which has them averaging 20.5 per contest. They currently have a total of 727 blocks for this season. In goal for Philadelphia is Carter Hart from Lulea, Sweden. He is 21 years old and has been on the ice a total of 2,356 mins in net this season. Hart is conceding an average of 2.42 goals per game which has him ranking 5th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 9th in the NHL. During this season, he's allowed 95 goals. His save percentage is .914 which has him ranking 10th among Eastern Conference goaltenders.
The Flyers will look for better times on the ice after their 5 - 0 loss against the Canadiens in Game 2. The Flyers didn't have a great showing offensively in the defeat. For the matchup, took 30 shots and were unable to get one into the goal. Philadelphia ended up with 26 penalty mins for this game. The Corsi for the Flyers sat at 43 and the Corsi against was 59 which means they earned a Corsi percentage of 42.2%. Their Fenwick sat at 35 while the Fenwick against sat at 39, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 47.3%. They earned 19 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 14 of all total face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 30.1% and they had a PDO at even strength of 89.3 for this game. Concerning opponent stats, the Montreal Canadiens racked up a total of 32 shots. They ended the game with 24 minutes in the box and they earned a total of 6 power play attempts.
The Canadiens are the team looking to add points to their total and for the season they have 31 wins and 31 defeats. When looking at goal differential, they are sitting 12th in the Eastern Conference and 24th in the league with -12. They have earned a total of 208 goals for this season which is good for 10th in the East. Montreal has a save percentage as a team of .900 which has them sitting 22nd in the league, which means there should be some chances to score. They have a shooting percentage of 8.6% ranking them 14th in the East. In goal for Montreal is Carey Price who is having an average season by allowing 2.79 goals per contest and that ranks him 17th among East goalies and 34th in the NHL. In the 3,440 minutes he has played, he's given up 160 goals. His save % is .909, which ranks him 18th among East goalies and 37th in the NHL.
In Game 2 Montreal earned a 57.8% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 59 and they surrendered a Corsi of 43. They had a Fenwick percentage of 52.7% with a Fenwick of 39 and the Flyers ending the game with a 35 Fenwick. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Montreal played and it was an excellent showing for this outing. Their PDO was 110.7 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 68.8%. The Canadiens converted 5 goals out of the 32 shots on goal they pursued. They had 6 power play chances in this outing and were able to net 2 out of those chances. Regarding their opponent, the Flyers had 5 power play opportunities but were not able to take advantage. Montreal conceded 30 shots on goal and the Flyers earned 26 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-125)
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