New Jersey Devils vs Philadelphia Flyers Prediction, 3/23/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New Jersey Devils vs Philadelphia Flyers
Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Devils (+158) Flyers (-180)
MacKenzie Blackwood and the New Jersey Devils (11-14-4) go to Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday where they'll meet the Philadelphia Flyers (15-11-3). The Flyers open this game at -180 while the Devils are priced at +158. The total opens at 6.
The Devils came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 2-1 victory over the Penguins in their previous game. The Corsi for the Devils came in at 50 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 47 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 51.5%. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 43.0% and they had a PDO at even strength of 102.9 in this one. New Jersey tallied 4 penalty mins in this matchup. The Devils didn't have their best offensive outing in the victory. Their Fenwick came in at 39 and the Fenwick against was 38, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 50.6%. They totaled 22 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 24 attempts to win the face-off. Furthermore, they had 2 chances on the power play but didn't net one. In the matchup, they scored on 2 of the 35 shots they attempted.
The Devils have had 917 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .905. While at even strength, the Devils have given up 62 goals while scoring 60 themselves. New Jersey Devils opponents have 86 power play opportunities (26th in the NHL) and have a total of 25 goals in those chances. For the season, they have recorded 26 points and their points percentage sits at .448. New Jersey has taken 861 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 8.3%. When discussing scoring goals, the New Jersey Devils have accumulated 71 goals (28th in hockey) this season and have allowed 87. New Jersey has 82 power play chances and they have added 11 goals out of those tries, giving them a rate of 13.41%.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Mackenzie Blackwood. In his career, Blackwood has 44 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .550. His save percentage currently is .914 for his 4,897 mins between the pipes. Blackwood has seen 2,620 shots against him and he has 2,395 total saves. The opposition has scored 225 goals against Blackwood in his NHL career and his goals against average per game is 2.76. He has an overall record of 39-32-9 and he has started in 80 games. Blackwood has been involved in 86 games throughout his NHL career.
When they took the ice last, Philadelphia faced off against the Islanders in a game where the Flyers were on the wrong end of the score by a mark of 6-1. They had 3 power play attempts in this game but weren't able to score a goal. The Flyers tallied 1 goal out of the 24 shots on goal they took. They had a PDO of 86 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 61.1%. Philadelphia went home with a 43.4% Corsi rate. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Philadelphia had and the stats tell us that they didn't play well overall. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 43.3% by compiling a Fenwick of 26 and the Islanders having racked up a 34 Fenwick at even strength.
During this campaign, the Philadelphia Flyers have tallied 92 goals, 33 points, and a points percentage of .569. They have permitted 103 goals to be scored by way of 80 goals at even strength and 23 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Flyers have earned 73 goals at even strength and 19 goals (17th in professional hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have earned 100 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 19.00%. Philadelphia has taken 810 shots (29th in the NHL) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 11.36%, while allowing the other team 859 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 74.16% on their opponents 89 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 88.0%.
Across the rink you are likely to see Carter Hart defending the goal. He is sitting with 2,376 saves out of the 2,620 shots taken, which gives him a save percentage of .907. Hart is sitting with a lifetime record of 48-33-7 and has played in 94 games. He has been a starter 88 games and has played for a total of 5,138 mins. Hart's rate of quality starts sits at 51.1% and he has 45 quality starts in his career. His opposition is averaging 2.85 goals per game and he has relinquished 244 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New Jersey (+158)
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