Boston Bruins vs Philadelphia Flyers Prediction, 2/3/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Bruins vs Philadelphia Flyers
Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Bruins (-111) Flyers (-105)
Carter Hart and the Philadelphia Flyers (7-2-1) host the Boston Bruins (6-1-2) at Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday. The Flyers open this matchup at -105 while the Bruins are priced at -111. The over/under has been set at 6.5.
The Bruins were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 5 - 3 win against the Capitals in their last contest. The Bruins had a good offensive performance and it was apparent in the win. For the game, they scored on 5 out of the 33 shots they put on net. Furthermore, they had 4 power play attempts but weren't able to score. Boston had 13 penalty mins in this outing. The Corsi for the Bruins was 51 and the Corsi against was 36 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 58.6%. Their Fenwick was 39 while the Fenwick against sat at 30, which earned them a rate of 56.5%. They took 19 face-off wins and lost 19 of all total face-offs. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 43.5% and they had a PDO of 106.1 for this matchup. When it comes to their opponent, the Washington Capitals racked up a total of 26 shots. They ended the game with 13 minutes in the box and they earned 4 power play chances.
Boston Bruins opponents have tallied 34 power play tries (14th in the NHL) and have tallied 4 goals in those attempts. The Bruins have had 209 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .904. Boston has attempted 293 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.6%. While at even strength, the Bruins have conceded 16 goals while scoring 17 of their own. Boston comes into tonight with 30 power play chances and they have scored 9 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 30.00%. For the season, they have recorded 14 points and their points percentage sits at .778. When it comes to their scoring capabilities, the Boston Bruins have notched 28 goals (11th in pro hockey) this year and have allowed 20.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Tuukka Rask. Over the course of his career, Rask is sitting with 316 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .608. His save percentage currently is .922 for his 31,123 minutes between the pipes. Rask has seen 14,992 shots against him and has recorded 13,816 total saves. Opponents have notched 1,176 goals versus Rask in his pro hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.27. He has compiled a mark of 294-159-65 and he was named the starter in 520 games. Rask has been involved in 541 contests throughout his NHL career.
The Flyers went up against the Islanders in a matchup where the Flyers notched a victory by a score of 4 - 3. Philadelphia earned a 55.7% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 44 while they conceded a Corsi of 35. Their Fenwick rate was 53.1% by way of having a Fenwick of 34 and the Islanders finishing with a 30 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Philadelphia played and it was an excellent showing for this outing. Their PDO at even strength was 104.5 and they earned an oZS percentage of 25.3%. The Flyers netted 4 goals out of the 29 shots on goal they tried. They had 4 power play attempts in this game and were able to notch 1 out of those tries. In discussing their opponent, the Islanders had 6 power play opportunities and were able to tally 1 goal. Philadelphia gave up 36 shots on goal and the Islanders earned 8 penalty minutes.
Philadelphia has put up 236 shots (24th in hockey) and has a shot percentage of 14.83%, while allowing the other team 337 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 75.68% on the other teams 37 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 14.8%. They have earned 31 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 25.81%. The Flyers have accumulated 27 goals at even strength and 8 goals (11th in pro hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have allowed 30 goals to be scored by of a combination of 21 goals at even strength and 9 goals while they were shorthanded. For the year, the Philadelphia Flyers have accounted for 35 goals, 15 points, and a points percentage of .750.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Carter Hart in goal. The opposition is averaging 2.66 goals per contest and he has surrendered 198 goals altogether. Hart's quality start rate sits at 57.1% and he has made 44 quality starts in his pro career. He has been a starter 77 contests and has been on the ice for 4,469 mins. Hart has a career mark of 44-28-5 and has been in net for 81 games. He is sitting with 2,098 saves out of 2,296 shots taken against him, giving him a percentage of .914.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-105)
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