Buffalo Sabres vs Philadelphia Flyers Prediction, 1/19/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Buffalo Sabres vs Philadelphia Flyers
Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Sabres (+126) Flyers (-156)
Carter Hart and the Philadelphia Flyers play the Buffalo Sabres at Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday. The Flyers open this matchup at -156 while the Sabres are coming in at +126. The O/U has been set at 7.5.
The Sabres were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 2 - 1 loss to the Capitals in their previous game. The Sabres left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in this defeat. While out there on the ice, they scored on 1 of the 31 shots they attempted. Furthermore, they had 5 power play opportunities but weren't able to score a goal. Buffalo ended up with 2 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Sabres sat at 39 and the Corsi against was 35 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 52.7%. Their Fenwick was 32 while the Fenwick against was 27, which earned them a Fenwick percentage of 54.2%. They won 23 face-off wins at even strength and lost 19 attempts to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 44.0% and they had a PDO of 94.6 for this game. Regarding their opponent, the Washington Capitals tallied 21 shots. They finished with 10 penalty minutes and they tallied 0 power play chances.
The man protecting the goal for Buffalo is Carter Hutton from Savonlinna, Finland. He is 35 years old and has played a total of 59 mins defending the goal for the season. Hutton is allowing an average of 5.12 goals against average which puts him at 16th in the Eastern Conference and 29th in the NHL. During this year, he's surrendered 5 goals. His save % is .815 which puts him at 16th in the Eastern Conference. During the season thus far, the Sabres have earned a total of 5 goals which has them ranked at 9th in the East and 20th in the league. Their goal differential is -3, putting them at 24th in the league. The Sabres have a total of 0 pts, which has them ranked at 29th in the league and 15th in the Eastern Conference. When talking about shots at the opposition, they have a total of 57 which has them ranked at 9th in the conference and 21st in the league. As a team, Buffalo has racked up a total of 33 hits which means they have an average of 16.5 per contest. They have a total of 14 blocks for the year.
The Flyers faced off against the Penguins in a game where the Flyers notched a win by a final score of 5 - 2. Philadelphia earned a 41.7% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 25 and they surrendered a Corsi of 35. Their Fenwick percentage was 34.0% with a Fenwick of 16 and the Penguins earning a 31 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Philadelphia played and it tells us that they played really well in this game. They had a PDO at even strength of 126.4 and their percentage of oZS was 48.9%. The Flyers notched 5 goals out of the 20 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 6 power play chances in this outing and netted 1 out of those chances. As for the opposition, the Penguins had 5 power play attempts and took advantage of the situation by scoring 1 goal. Philadelphia gave way to 33 shots on goal and the Penguins earned a total of 12 minutes in the box.
In goal for Philadelphia is Carter Hart who is having an ok year by surrendering 2.51 GAA and that ranks him 9th in the Eastern Conference and 13th among goalies in the NHL. In the 120 minutes he's played this season, he has allowed 5 goals. His save % is .925, which has him ranking 7th in the Eastern Conference and 9th among goalies in the NHL. In connection with goal differential, the Flyers are currently sitting 2nd in the conference and 2nd in the NHL with +6. They have a total of 11 goals for the season which ranks them 3rd in the Eastern Conference. Philadelphia has a team save % of .925 which currently has them sitting 10th in the NHL, meaning scoring opportunities may be scarce. They have a team shooting percentage of 23.4% ranking them 1st in the conference.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-156)
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