Philadelphia Flyers vs Montreal Canadiens Predictions, Game 4 Picks, Betting Tips 8/18/2020
Game: Philadelphia Flyers vs Montreal Canadiens
Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Flyers (-135) Canadiens (+122)
Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens host the Philadelphia Flyers at Scotiabank Arena on Tuesday in Game 4 of their series. Philadelphia leads 2-1. The Canadiens open this game at +122 while the Flyers are coming in at -135. The total opens at 5. The Flyers cover 56.3% of the time, having gone 36-28 SU. Montreal is covering 40.3% of the time, going 27-40 straight up.
The Flyers will head into Game 4 feeling good after earning a 1 - 0 win over the Canadiens in Game 3. The Flyers offense left a lot to be desired in the victory. In the game, they earned a goal on 1 of the 20 shots they attempted. In addition, they had 6 power play attempts but didn't net one. Philadelphia ended up with 6 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Flyers was 34 and the Corsi against was 49 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 41.0%. Their Fenwick sat at 29 while the Fenwick against sat at 30, which earned them a Fenwick percentage of 49.2%. They took 28 face-off wins and lost 22 of the face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 54.1% and they had a PDO of 105.9 for this matchup. Regarding their opponent, the Montreal Canadiens earned a total of 23 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 12 minutes in the box and they notched 3 power play opportunities.
The Philadelphia Flyers head into this matchup holding a record of 41 wins and 21 losses, putting them at 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. So far this year, they have racked up a total of 227 goals which is good for 7th in the conference and 8th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +36, putting them at 4th in the NHL. The Flyers have earned a total of 89 points, which is good for 6th in the NHL and 4th in the conference. When talking about shots on goal, they have earned a total of 2,166 which is good for 12th in the conference and 21st in the NHL. As a group, Philadelphia currently has a total of 1,412 hits which means they have an average of 20.5 per contest. They have earned a total of 727 blocks for this year. Looking after the net for Philadelphia is Carter Hart from Lulea, Sweden. He is 21 years old and has played a total of 2,356 minutes minding the net this year. Hart is surrendering an average of 2.42 GAA which puts him at 5th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 9th in the NHL among goaltenders. During this year, he has surrendered 95 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .914 which puts him at 10th among Eastern Conference goaltenders.
In Game 3 Montreal wound up with a 59.0% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 49 while they conceded a Corsi of 34. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 50.8% by way of having a Fenwick of 30 and the Flyers finishing with a 29 Fenwick. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Montreal had and we'd say it was a below average outing in all. They had a PDO of 94.1 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 45.9%. The Canadiens converted 0 goals out of the 23 shots on goal they took. They had 3 power play opportunities in this game but weren't able to notch a goal. Concerning their opponent, the Flyers had 6 power play attempts but didn't put the puck in goal. Montreal gave up 20 shots on goal and the Flyers earned 6 penalty mins.
The Canadiens will be looking to get a victory in this matchup and for the season they have 31 victories and 31 defeats. Regarding goal differential, they currently sit 12th in the conference and 24th in the NHL with -12. They currently have a total of 208 goals for the year which is good for 10th in the conference. Montreal has a team save percentage of .900 which has them ranked 22nd in the NHL, which means there should be some chances to score. They are shooting 8.6% which puts them at 14th in the Eastern Conference. In goal for Montreal is Carey Price who is having an average season by surrendering 2.79 goals against average and that ranks him 17th among East goaltenders and 34th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 3,440 minutes he has been on the ice this season, he has surrendered 160 goals. His save % is .909, which places him at 18th among East goaltenders and 37th in the NHL among goaltenders.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-135)
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