San Jose Sharks vs Philadelphia Flyers Predictions, Free NHL Pick 2/25/2020
Game: San Jose Sharks vs Philadelphia Flyers
Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Sharks (+188) Flyers (-210)
Carter Hart and the Philadelphia Flyers (35-20-7, 3rd in the Metropolitan Division) play the San Jose Sharks (26-32-4, 6th in the Pacific Division) at Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. The Flyers open this contest at -210 while the Sharks are coming in at +188. The total opens at 6. The Sharks cover 40.0% of the time, having gone 24-36 SU. Philadelphia is covering 52.6% of the time, going 30-27 straight up.
The San Jose Sharks head into this game holding a record of 26 wins and 32 defeats, putting them at 6th in the Pacific Division. So far this season, they have racked up a total of 157 goals which has them sitting at 13th in the conference and 28th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -45, putting them at 30th in the NHL. The Sharks currently have a total of 56 pts, which has them sitting at 28th in the NHL and 14th in the Western Conference. Regarding shots at the opposing goalie, they currently have a total of 1,838 which has them sitting at 14th in the Western Conference and 27th in the NHL. As a group, San Jose has a total of 1,312 hits which means they have an average of 21.2 per contest. They currently have a total of 710 blocks for the year. Protecting the net for San Jose is Aaron Dell from Airdrie, Alberta. He is 30 years old and has totaled 1,656 mins defending the net for the campaign. Dell is conceding an average of 2.90 goals per contest which puts him at 19th among West goalies and 40th in the NHL among goalies. Over the course of this season, he has surrendered 80 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .909 which puts him at 18th among West goalies.
The San Jose Sharks will need a bounce back game after taking a 4 - 1 defeat against the New York Islanders in their previous game. The Sharks left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in the defeat. For this matchup, they converted 1 of the 30 shots they put on net. Furthermore, they had 1 power play attempt but didn't net one. San Jose racked up a total of 6 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Sharks sat at 60 and the Corsi against was 37 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 61.9%. Their Fenwick sat at 43 while the Fenwick against sat at 27, telling us they have a Fenwick percentage of 61.4%. They earned 24 face-off wins and lost 26 tries to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 54.8% and they had a PDO of 84.3 in this game. When it comes to their opponent, the New York Islanders tallied a total of 26 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 2 minutes in the box and they earned a total of 3 power play chances.
The Flyers will be looking to get a victory in this matchup and for the campaign they have 35 victories and 20 defeats. In terms of goal differential, they rank 6th in the Eastern Conference and 8th in the NHL with +23. They have earned a total of 201 goals for this year which has them ranked at 7th in the Eastern Conference. Philadelphia has a save % as a team of .899 which currently has them ranked 22nd in the NHL, which means scoring chances could be plentiful if they attack the goal. They have a team shooting percentage of 10.3% putting them at 6th in the conference. In goal for Philadelphia is Carter Hart who is having a marginal season by surrendering 2.52 GAA and that has him ranked 10th among East goalies and 15th among goalies in the NHL. In the 1,999 mins he's played this season, he's allowed 84 goals. He has a save percentage of .909, which has him placed 18th among East goalies and 35th among goalies in the NHL.
The Philadelphia Flyers opposed the Winnipeg Jets in a matchup where the Flyers earned a victory by a mark of 4 - 2. For this matchup, Philadelphia had a 47.6% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 50 and their opponent having a Corsi of 55. Their Fenwick rate was 48.2% by notching a Fenwick of 40 and the Jets finishing with a 43 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Philadelphia played and they put on a good performance in this one. They had a PDO of 111.7 and they earned an oZS percentage of 47.2%. The Flyers scored 4 goals of the 30 shots on goal they tried. They had 3 power play opportunities in this one but didn't score a goal. As for their opponent, the Jets had 2 power play attempts and came through by scoring 1 goal. Philadelphia conceded 29 shots on goal and the Jets had a total of 6 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-210)
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