New Jersey Devils vs Philadelphia Flyers Prediction, 12/14/2021 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New Jersey Devils vs Philadelphia Flyers
Date: Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Devils (+115) Flyers (-139)
Wells Fargo Center is the site where Carter Hart and the Philadelphia Flyers (10-12-4) will take on the New Jersey Devils (10-11-5) on Tuesday. The Devils open this game at +115 while the Flyers are coming in at -139. The O/U opens at 5.5.
The New Jersey Devils will look to clean up some issues after taking a 4-2 loss against the Islanders their last time on the ice. New Jersey had 25 mins in the box in this contest. Additionally, they had 3 power play tries but didn't convert them into a score. The Devils offense left a lot to be desired in the defeat. While out there on the ice, they tallied a score on 2 out of the 32 shots they tried.
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The Devils have had 809 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .899. When at even strength, the Devils have conceded 65 goals while earning 64 on the offensive side of the ice. New Jersey Devils opponents have amassed 83 power play opportunities (10th in the NHL) and have earned 17 goals in those chances. For the season, they have tallied 25 points and their points percentage comes in at .481. New Jersey has taken 827 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 8.8%. With respect to their scoring, the New Jersey Devils have notched 73 goals (21st in the National Hockey League) over the course of the season and have surrendered 82. New Jersey comes into tonight with 71 power play chances and they have added 9 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 12.68%.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Mackenzie Blackwood. Blackwood has played in 119 contests during his professional hockey career. He has compiled a win-loss record of 51-45-15 and he has gotten the start in 112 games. The opposition has racked up 321 goals against Blackwood in his professional hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.83. Blackwood has had 3,608 shot attempts against him and has recorded 3,287 saves. His save percentage is at .911 for his 6,799 minutes played. During his career on the ice, Blackwood has compiled 60 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .536.
In their last contest, Philadelphia faced off against the Coyotes in a matchup where the Flyers ended up with the win by a tally of 5-3. They had 3 power play opportunities in this one and notched 1 goal out of those opportunities. The Flyers earned 5 goals out of the 34 shots on goal they pursued.
The Flyers have racked up 52 goals at even strength and 13 goals (23rd in the league) while having more men on the ice. Philadelphia has attempted 807 shots (22nd in the NHL) and has a shooting percentage of 8.05%, while allowing their opponents 905 shots. This season, the Philadelphia Flyers have earned 65 goals, 24 points, in addition to a points percentage of .462. They have a total of 78 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 16.67%. They have a penalty kill rate of 80.00% on their oppositions 85 power play tries, and their save percentage is 90.5%. They have granted a total of 86 goals to be scored by of a combination of 69 goals at even strength and 17 goals while they had less men on the ice.
On the other side of the ice you will find Carter Hart between the pipes. His opposition is averaging 2.88 goals per contest and he has relinquished 313 goals overall. Hart's quality start rate sits at 50.9% and he has earned 57 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has made the start in 112 games and has racked up 6,519 mins. Hart is the owner of a career record of 55-45-12 and has been in net for 118 games. He is sitting with 3,036 saves out of the 3,349 shots attempted, which gives him a save % of .907.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-139)
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