Florida Panthers vs Philadelphia Flyers Prediction, 10/23/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Florida Panthers vs Philadelphia Flyers
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (-111) Flyers (-111)
Wells Fargo Center is the venue where Carter Hart and the Philadelphia Flyers (2-0-1) will play the Florida Panthers (4-0-0) on Saturday. The Panthers open this contest at -111 while the Flyers are priced at -111. The over/under opens at 6.
The Panthers will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 4-1 win over the Avalanche in their last contest. The Corsi for the Panthers was 52 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 45 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 53.6%. When starting in the offensive zone they came in at 46.4% and their PDO rating was 106.8 for this game. Florida recorded 10 minutes in the box in this outing. The Panthers played really well in this win. Their Fenwick was 37 and the Fenwick Against sat at 33, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 52.9%. They tallied 33 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 18 opportunities to win the puck. They also had 5 opportunities with more players on the ice and were able to net 1 goal. In the outing, they netted 4 of the 38 shots they put on net.
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Florida Panthers opponents have totaled 22 power play opportunities (1st in pro hockey) and have scored 3 goals in those attempts. The Panthers have had 139 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .950. Florida has attempted 138 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 13.0%. While playing at even strength, the Panthers have allowed 4 goals while having 16 of their own. Florida comes into tonight with 15 power play chances and they have notched 2 goals during those advantages, giving them a percentage of 13.33%. For the current season, the have a total of 8 points and their points percentage comes in at 1.000. Regarding their goal scoring prowess, the Florida Panthers have accumulated 18 goals (2nd in pro hockey) on the season and have conceded 7.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Sergei Bobrovsky. In his professional hockey career, Bobrovsky has earned 299 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .567. His save percentage currently sits at .917 during his 31,174 minutes played. Bobrovsky has seen 15,911 shots against him and has accrued 14,584 saves. Opponents have scored 1,327 goals versus Bobrovsky in his pro hockey career and his goals against average is 2.55. He has accumulated an overall record of 300-180-45 and he started in 527 games. Bobrovsky has been in goal for 541 contests over the course of his professional hockey career.
Their last time out, Philadelphia opposed the Bruins in a game where the Flyers earned a win by a score of 6-3. They had 2 chances on the power play in this one and converted 2 goals out of those chances. The Flyers scored 6 goals out of the 25 shots on goal they pursued. Their PDO at even strength was 110 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 32.1%. Philadelphia wrapped up this game with a 37.8% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Philadelphia had and they played a solid game. Their Fenwick rate was 36.5% by accumulating a Fenwick of 27 and the Bruins ending the game with a 47 Fenwick.
So far this season, the Philadelphia Flyers have earned a total of 16 goals, 5 points, in addition to a points percentage of .833. They have granted a total of 8 goals to be scored by of a combination of 6 goals at even strength and 2 goals while they were shorthanded. The Flyers are sitting with 13 goals at even strength and 3 goals (12th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have earned 7 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play rate of 42.86%. Philadelphia has attempted 87 shots (30th in the NHL) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 18.39%, while allowing the opposition 103 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 77.78% on the other teams 9 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 92.2%.
Across the rink you will find Carter Hart in the crease. Teams are averaging 2.87 goals per game and he has relinquished 270 goals altogether. Hart's quality start percentage sits at 50.5% and he has accumulated 49 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has started in 97 games and has played for a total of 5,652 mins. Hart is sitting with a career record of 50-37-10 and has been in net for 103 games. He has tallied 2,590 saves out of the 2,860 shots taken against him, giving him a save % of .906.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Florida (-111)
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