Boston Bruins vs Philadelphia Flyers Prediction, 11/20/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Bruins vs Philadelphia Flyers
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Bruins (-125) Flyers (+113)
Carter Hart and the Philadelphia Flyers (8-4-3) play the Boston Bruins (8-5-0) at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday. The Bruins open this contest at -125 while the Flyers are priced at +113. The total opens at 5.5.
The Bruins were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 5-2 win against the Canadiens their last time on the ice. Their starts in the offensive zone were at 47.3% and their PDO was 104.0 in this game. They accumulated 23 face-off victories when at even strength and lost on 24 attempts to win the puck. Their Fenwick came in at 39 and the Fenwick against was 36, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 52.0%. The Corsi for the Bruins was sitting at 46 and the Corsi against was at 46 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 50.0%. Boston had 18 penalty mins in this outing. In addition, they had 4 opportunities with more players on the ice and were able to net 1 goal. The Bruins had a solid offensive outing in the win. For the game, they finished 5 of the 41 shots they put on goal.
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Boston Bruins opponents have earned 41 power play tries (29th in professional hockey) and have come away with 7 goals in those chances. The Bruins have had 365 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .899. Boston has taken 460 shots and has a shooting percentage of 8.7%. At even strength, the Bruins let the opposition score 30 goals while earning 30 as an offensive unit. Boston skates onto the rink with 40 power play opportunities and they have notched 10 goals during those chances, garnering them a percentage of 25.00%. For the current campaign, they have recorded 16 points and their points percentage is .615. In terms of their scoring capabilities, the Boston Bruins have racked up 40 goals (26th in pro hockey) on the season and have given up 37.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Linus Ullmark. In his professional hockey career, Ullmark has accumulated 65 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .551. His save percentage currently is at .912 for his 7,035 mins played. Ullmark has seen 3,713 shot attempts against him and has amassed 3,386 total saves. The opposition has racked up 327 goals against Ullmark in his pro career and his goals against average is 2.79. He has earned an overall mark of 53-50-13 and he started in 118 games. Ullmark has participated in 123 matchups throughout his pro hockey career.
Their last time out, Philadelphia played the Lightning in an outing where the Flyers took the defeat by a mark of 4-3. They had 2 power play attempts in this matchup but didn't put one in the back of the net. The Flyers notched 3 goals out of the 30 shots on goal they attempted. They had a PDO of 104 and their oZS percentage was 29.0%. Philadelphia had a 46.1% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Philadelphia played and you might say they have had worse games. Their Fenwick percentage was 45.0% by way of having a Fenwick of 36 and the Lightning having notched a 44 Fenwick at even strength.
The Flyers have racked up 34 goals at even strength and 7 goals (26th in hockey) while having more men on the ice. Philadelphia has put up 472 shots (19th in hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 8.69%, while allowing the other team 502 shots. For the season, the Philadelphia Flyers have earned a total of 41 goals, 19 points, in addition to a points percentage of .633. They have a total of 47 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 14.89%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 82.35% on the other teams 51 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is currently 92.6%. They have allowed 37 goals to be scored by way of 28 goals at even strength and 9 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the rink you will find Carter Hart in the crease. Hart is sitting with a lifetime record of 54-40-12 and has been in net for 112 games. Hart's quality start percentage sits at 51.9% and he has made 55 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has recorded 2,876 stops out of 3,166 shots tried, which gives him a percentage of .908. His opponents are averaging 2.81 goals per game and he has surrendered 290 goals altogether. He has started in 106 contests and has played for a total of 6,196 mins.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Boston (-125)
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