Boston Bruins vs Philadelphia Flyers Prediction, 2/5/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Bruins vs Philadelphia Flyers
Date: Friday, February 5, 2021
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Bruins (-125) Flyers (+105)
Wells Fargo Center is the venue where Carter Hart and the Philadelphia Flyers (7-2-2) will play the Boston Bruins (7-1-2) on Friday. The Bruins open this matchup at -125 while the Flyers are coming in at +105. The over/under is set at 6.5.
The Bruins came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 4-3 win against the Flyers in their last game. The Bruins had a impressive offensive output in the win. For the game, they converted 4 out of the 35 shots they put on net. Additionally, they had 4 power play opportunities and were able to score 3 goals. Boston earned 8 penalty minutes in this game. The Corsi for the Bruins came in at 52 and the Corsi against was 44 which means they had a Corsi rate of 54.2%. Their Fenwick came in at 39 and the Fenwick against finished at 33, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 54.2%. They amassed 19 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 24 attempts to win the face-off. When starting in the offensive zone they were at 65.4% and they had a PDO of 90.7 in this one.
When it comes to their scoring, the Boston Bruins have earned 32 goals (10th in the league) this year and have given up 23. For the current campaign, they have scored 16 points and their points percentage sits at .800. Boston has compiled 34 power play opportunities and they have added 12 goals during those advantages, giving them a percentage of 35.29%. While at even strength, the Bruins have allowed the opponent to score 19 goals while having 18 on offense. Boston has tried 328 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.8%. The Bruins have had 234 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .902. Boston Bruins opponents have earned 36 power play tries (12th in the NHL) and have earned 4 goals in those attempts.
The player in the crease for this game is Tuukka Rask. The opposition has racked up 1,179 goals against Rask in his professional career and his goals against average per contest is 2.27. Rask has participated in 542 games throughout his NHL career. His save percentage is .921 in his 31,183 mins in the crease. He has compiled an overall mark of 295-159-65 and he started in 521 games. Over the course of his career, Rask has accounted for 316 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .607. Rask has seen 15,017 shots taken against him and has amassed 13,838 saves.
In their loss to Boston, Philly had 2 power play opportunities in this game but weren't able to score a goal. The Flyers recorded 3 goals of the 25 shots on goal they attempted. They had a PDO at even strength of 109 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 34.6%. Philadelphia had a 45.8% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Philadelphia played and you could say that they didn't play great, but weren't awful either. They had a Fenwick percentage of 45.8% by notching a Fenwick of 33 and the Bruins finishing with a 39 Fenwick.
For the year, the Philadelphia Flyers have 38 goals, 16 points, as well as a points percentage of .727. They have allowed 34 goals to be scored by of a combination of 22 goals at even strength and 12 goals while they were shorthanded. The Flyers are sitting with 30 goals at even strength and 8 goals (11th in the league) while on the power play. They have a total of 33 power play chances and they have earned a power play percentage of 24.24%. Philadelphia has taken 261 shots (23rd in professional hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 14.56%, while allowing their opponents 372 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 70.73% on the other teams 41 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 14.6%.
For the opposition you will find Carter Hart protecting the net. Opponents are averaging 2.68 goals per contest and he has yielded 202 goals altogether. Hart's percentage of quality starts comes out to 56.4% and he has 44 quality starts in his NHL career. He has started in 78 games and his ice time sits at 4,529 mins. Hart has accumulated a lifetime mark of 44-28-6 and has played in 82 games. He has accrued 2,129 saves out of the 2,331 shots taken against him, which gives him a rate of .913.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Boston (-125)
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