Boston Bruins vs Philadelphia Flyers Prediction, 4/10/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Bruins vs Philadelphia Flyers
Date: Saturday, April 10, 2021
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Bruins (-122) Flyers (+102)
Brian Elliott and the Philadelphia Flyers (18-15-6) host the Boston Bruins (21-10-6) at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday. The Bruins open this game at -122 while the Flyers are coming in at +102. The O/U opens at 5.5.
The Bruins were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4-2 win over the Capitals in their previous outing. Their starts in the offensive zone sat at 42.8% and their PDO rating was 108.0 for this game. They accumulated 22 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 16 opportunities to win the face-off. Their Fenwick was 36 and the Fenwick against was 31, meaning the had a Fenwick percentage of 53.7%. The Corsi for the Bruins was sitting at 42 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 45 which means they had a Corsi rate of 48.3%. Boston compiled 15 mins in the box in this game. They also had 4 chances with the advantage and scored 1 goal. The Bruins had a solid offensive output in the win. While out there on the ice, they converted 4 of the 32 shots they put on net.
The Bruins have had 1,026 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .911. While playing at even strength, the Bruins have allowed 76 goals while earning 76 as an offensive unit. Boston Bruins opponents have recorded 122 power play opportunities (14th in the NHL) and have earned 15 goals in those chances. For the year, they have recorded 48 points and their points % is .649. Boston has attempted 1,187 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 8.7%. Pertaining to their scoring capabilities, the Boston Bruins have earned 103 goals (23rd in pro hockey) so far this year and have surrendered 91. Boston comes into tonight with 112 power play chances and they have tallied 27 goals during those chances, garnering them a rate of 24.11%.
The player between the pipes for this game is Daniel Vladar. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Vladar is sitting with 2 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .500. He has a save percentage of .922 in his 240 mins played. Vladar has had 116 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 107 saves. The opposition has scored 9 goals against Vladar in his professional hockey career and his goals against average is 2.25. He has a record of 2-1-1 and he has started in 4 games. Vladar has played in 4 matchups during his pro hockey career.
In their last contest, Philadelphia went up against the Islanders in an outing where the Flyers ended up losing by a tally of 3-2. Philadelphia had a 60.0% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Philadelphia played and you can safely assume that they'll look to improve in their next outing. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 54.0% by notching a Fenwick of 27 and the Islanders having earned a 23 Fenwick. Their PDO at even strength was 99 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 64.9%. The Flyers converted 2 goals of the 27 shots on goal they pursued. They had 2 power play opportunities in this matchup but weren't able to put one in the back of the net.
The Flyers have accumulated 91 goals at even strength and 24 goals (18th in pro hockey) while having more men on the ice. Philadelphia has taken 1,162 shots (18th in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 9.90%, while allowing the other team 1,119 shots. For the year, the Philadelphia Flyers have 115 goals, 42 points, as well as a points percentage of .538. They have recorded 127 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 18.90%. They have a penalty kill rate of 73.50% on their opponents 117 chances on the power play, and their save percentage currently comes in at 87.8%. They have granted a total of 137 goals to be scored by way of 106 goals at even strength and 31 goals while they were shorthanded.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Brian Elliott in goal. The opposition is averaging 2.52 goals/game and he has allowed 1,139 goals altogether. Elliott's quality start percentage is 54.9% and he has earned 245 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. He has started in 446 games and his ice time sits at 27,149 minutes. Elliott holds a career record of 251-151-48 and has been in net for 492 games. He has accrued 11,643 stops out of the 12,782 shots attempted against him, giving him a save percentage of .911.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Boston (-122)
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