Winnipeg Jets vs Philadelphia Flyers Predictions, NHL Pick, Odds, Tips 2/22/2020
Game: Winnipeg Jets vs Philadelphia Flyers
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Jets (+122) Flyers (-135)
Wells Fargo Center is the site where Carter Hart and the Philadelphia Flyers (34-20-7, 3rd in the Metropolitan Division) will take on the Winnipeg Jets (32-25-5, 4th in the Central Division) on Saturday. The Flyers open this game at -135 while the Jets are priced at +122. The O/U is set at 6.5. The Jets cover 49.2% of the time, having gone 29-30 SU. Philadelphia is covering 51.8% of the time, going 29-27 straight up.
The Winnipeg Jets head into this game holding a record of 32 victories and 25 losses, which is good for 4th in the Central Division. So far this season, they have earned a total of 187 goals which has them at 7th in the Western Conference and 17th in the league. Their goal differential is +3, which is good for 18th in the league. The Jets currently have a total of 69 points, which has them at 17th in the league and 7th in the conference. When it comes to shots on goal, they currently have a total of 1,943 which has them at 6th in the Western Conference and 11th in the league. As a unit, Winnipeg currently has a total of 1,316 hits which means they have an average of 21.2 per contest. They currently have a total of 659 blocks for the season. In goal for Winnipeg is Connor Hellebuyck from Commerce, Michigan. He is 26 years old and has racked up 2,794 minutes in goal for the year. Hellebuyck is giving up an average of 2.71 goals against average which has him placed 11th among West goaltenders and 25th among goalies in the NHL. For the year, he has given up 126 goals. He holds a save % of .919 which has him placed 7th among West goaltenders.
The Winnipeg Jets were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 6 - 3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings their last time out. The Jets had a solid offensive performance in this win. In this matchup, they converted 6 of the 35 shots they put on net. Moreover, they had 2 power play chances but weren't able to net one. Winnipeg racked up 4 penalty mins in their game. The Corsi for the Jets sat at 40 and the Corsi against was 52 giving them a Corsi percentage of 43.5%. Their Fenwick was 36 and the Fenwick against was 45, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 44.4%. They earned 16 face-off wins and were beaten on 14 of all total face-offs. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 66.7% and they had a PDO of 112.2 for this one. When it comes to their opponent, the Los Angeles Kings racked up 34 shots. They finished with 4 penalty mins and they had 2 power play chances.
The Flyers are the team looking to add points to their total and for the season they have 34 victories and 20 defeats. In terms of goal differential, they are currently ranked 6th in the conference and 7th in the NHL with +21. They currently have a total of 197 goals for the year which has them sitting at 6th in the East. Philadelphia has a team save percentage of .899 which is good for 22nd in the NHL, which tells us there could be plenty of chances to score if they are aggressive. They have a team shooting percentage of 10.2% which puts them at 8th in the East. In goal for Philadelphia is Carter Hart who is having a marginal campaign by allowing 2.54 goals per game and that has him ranked 10th in the Eastern Conference and 15th among goalies in the NHL. In the 1,939 mins he's been on the ice this year, he's allowed 82 goals. His save % is .908, which ranks him 19th in the Eastern Conference and 38th among goalies in the NHL.
The Philadelphia Flyers squared up with the Columbus Blue Jackets in a matchup where the Flyers got the victory by a mark of 5 - 1. For this outing, Philadelphia wound up with a 45.3% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 39 while their opponent had a Corsi of 47. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 39.6% by notching a Fenwick of 21 and the Blue Jackets finishing with a 32 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Philadelphia played and they showed up in this game. Their PDO at even strength was 128.6 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 48.0%. The Flyers netted 5 goals of the 15 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 1 power play chance in this outing and were able to convert 1 on that attempt. On the other side of the ice, the Blue Jackets had 3 power play attempts and were able to tally 1 goal. Philadelphia gave way to 29 shots on goal and the Blue Jackets ended up with a total of 2 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Winnipeg (+122)
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