New Jersey Devils vs Philadelphia Flyers Prediction, 4/25/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New Jersey Devils vs Philadelphia Flyers
Date: Sunday, April 25, 2021
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Scott Wedgewood and the New Jersey Devils (14-26-6) travel to Wells Fargo Center on Sunday where they'll take on the Philadelphia Flyers (21-18-7).
The Devils were on the losing side of the ice with a 5-1 defeat to the Penguins in their last game. Their offensive zone starts came in at 45.0% and they had a PDO of 84.0 for this game. They totaled 14 face-off victories at even strength and were beaten on 18 attempts to gain puck control. Their Fenwick was 36 and the Fenwick against finished at 32, giving them a Fenwick rate of 52.9%. The Corsi for the Devils was sitting at 45 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 42 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 51.7%. New Jersey amassed 8 minutes in the box for this game. Moreover, they had 4 power play tries but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. The Devils offense left a lot to be desired in the loss. In the game, they scored on 1 of the 31 shots they tried.
New Jersey Devils opponents have totaled 127 power play tries (23rd in professional hockey) and have come away with 38 goals in those chances. The Devils have had 1,409 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .888. New Jersey has tried 1,362 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 8.5%. At even strength, the Devils let the opposition score 120 goals while scoring 99 on the offensive side of the ice. New Jersey has accumulated 132 power play opportunities and they have scored 17 goals out of those tries, garnering them a percentage of 12.88%. For the current season, they have racked up 34 points and their points percentage is .370. Concerning scoring goals, the New Jersey Devils have earned 116 goals (27th in pro hockey) on the campaign and have surrendered 158.
The player in the crease for this game is Scott Wedgewood. The opposition has racked up 107 goals versus Wedgewood in his professional career and his goals against average is 3.05. Wedgewood has played in 38 contests over the course of his NHL career. He has a save percentage of .902 in his 2,108 minutes between the pipes. He has amassed a mark of 10-16-8 and was named the starter in 34 games. Over the course of his time in hockey, Wedgewood has 14 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .412. Wedgewood has had 1,088 shots against him and has accrued 981 saves.
In their last outing, Philadelphia faced the Rangers in a game where the Flyers took home the win by a mark of 3-2. They had 6 power play opportunities in this contest and scored 2 out of those chances. The Flyers had 3 goals of the 36 shots on goal they tried. They had a PDO at even strength of 97 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 40.1%. Philadelphia had a 47.4% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Philadelphia played and it tells us they had an average game overall. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 44.4% by earning a Fenwick of 32 and the Rangers earning a 40 Fenwick.
Philadelphia has taken 1,376 shots (15th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 9.38%, while allowing their opponents 1,350 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 74.29% on the other teams 140 power play tries, and their save percentage currently sits at 88.1%. They have recorded 146 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 19.86%. The Flyers have earned 100 goals at even strength and 29 goals (16th in pro hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have permitted 160 goals to be scored by way of 124 goals at even strength and 36 goals while they had less men on the ice. So far this year, the Philadelphia Flyers have earned a total of 129 goals, 49 points, in addition to a points percentage of .533.
For the opposition you are likely to see Carter Hart patrolling the crease. Hart has compiled a career mark of 49-37-9 and has played in 101 contests. Hart's quality start percentage sits at 50.5% and he has earned 48 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has tallied 2,532 saves out of 2,797 shots taken, which gives him a save percentage of .905. The opposition is averaging 2.88 goals/game and he has allowed 265 goals overall. He got the starting nod in 95 games and has played for a total of 5,529 minutes.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take New Jersey
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