New Jersey Devils vs Philadelphia Flyers Prediction, 5/1/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New Jersey Devils vs Philadelphia Flyers
Date: Saturday, May 1, 2021
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Devils (+142) Flyers (-162)
MacKenzie Blackwood and the New Jersey Devils (16-27-7) travel to Wells Fargo Center on Saturday where they'll meet the Philadelphia Flyers (22-21-7). The Flyers open this game at -162 while the Devils are priced at +142. The total is set at 6.
The Devils came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 5-3 win over the Flyers in their last contest. The Devils had a solid offensive performance and it showed in the victory. For the matchup, they scored on 5 out of the 19 shots they tried. Moreover, they had 4 power play attempts and were able to score 2 goals. New Jersey had 13 penalty minutes for this contest. The Corsi for the Devils was 32 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 47 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 40.5%. Their Fenwick came in at 23 and the Fenwick Against sat at 34, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 40.4%. They amassed 18 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 32 attempts to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were at 44.4% and their PDO rating was 116.7 for this matchup.
In reference to their goal scoring prowess, the New Jersey Devils have racked up 132 goals (22nd in the league) over the course of the season and have surrendered 172. For the year, they have recorded 39 points and their points percentage is .390. New Jersey steps onto the ice with 143 power play chances and they have scored 21 goals during those advantages, giving them a percentage of 14.69%. While playing at even strength, the Devils have surrendered 132 goals while earning 111 as an offensive unit. New Jersey has tried 1,476 shots and holds a shot percentage of 8.9%. The Devils have had 1,536 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .888. New Jersey Devils opponents have totaled 133 power play tries (24th in the NHL) and have come away with 40 goals in those attempts.
The player between the pipes for this game is Mackenzie Blackwood. The opposition has notched 275 goals against Blackwood in his pro career and his goals against rate is 2.85. Blackwood has played in 101 contests over the course of his pro hockey career. His save percentage is .911 for his 5,797 minutes guarding the cage. He has compiled an overall record of 43-40-12 and he has gotten the start in 95 games. For his professional hockey career, Blackwood has accumulated 50 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .526. Blackwood has seen 3,074 shots against him and has accrued 2,799 saves.
In their loss to New Jersey, Philadelphia had 2 power play attempts in this matchup and netted 1 out of those chances. The Flyers earned 3 goals out of the 24 shots on goal they tried. Their PDO was 83 and their oZS percentage was 55.6%. Philadelphia went home with a 59.5% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Philadelphia had and you might say they looked run of the mill in this one. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 59.6% with a Fenwick of 34 and the Devils finishing with a 23 Fenwick.
The Flyers are sitting with 110 goals at even strength and 30 goals (17th in hockey) while having a power play advantage. Philadelphia has put up 1,493 shots (14th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 9.38%, while allowing their opponents 1,452 shots. On the season, the Philadelphia Flyers have accumulated 140 goals, 51 points, and a points percentage of .510. They have earned 153 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 19.61%. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 72.85% on their opponents 151 power play tries, and their save percentage currently sits at 87.7%. They have granted a total of 178 goals to be scored by way of 137 goals at even strength and 41 goals while they were shorthanded.
On the other side of the ice you will find Brian Elliott in goal. He has racked up 11,809 saves out of the 12,967 shots taken, giving him a save percentage of .911. Elliott has amassed a career mark of 254-153-49 and has played in 498 contests. He has made the start in 452 games and has played for a total of 27,512 mins. Elliott's rate of quality starts is 54.9% and he has 248 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. His opponents are averaging 2.53 goals per game and he has conceded 1,158 goals in total.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-162) and under 6 goals
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