New York Rangers vs Philadelphia Flyers Prediction, 2/18/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Rangers vs Philadelphia Flyers
Date: Thursday, February 18, 2021
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (+140) Flyers (-167)
Wells Fargo Center is the venue where Carter Hart and the Philadelphia Flyers (8-3-2) will play the New York Rangers (4-7-3) on Thursday. The Flyers open this matchup at -167 while the Rangers are priced at +140. The over/under is set at 6.5.
The Rangers will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 5-2 loss to the Devils in their last outing. The Rangers didn't have their best offensive outing in the defeat. While out there on the ice, they converted 2 of the 39 shots they tried. They also had 1 power play try but weren't able to net one. New York accrued 5 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Rangers was 65 and the Corsi against was at 63 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 50.8%. Their Fenwick was 48 and the Fenwick against finished at 48, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 50.0%. They tallied 33 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 36 opportunities to win the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone sat at 66.7% and they had a PDO of 94.3 for this matchup.
New York Rangers opponents have recorded 47 power play opportunities (19th in professional hockey) and have a total of 8 goals in those chances. The Rangers have had 406 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .906. New York has tried 449 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 7.4%. While at even strength, the Rangers have surrendered 30 goals while earning 27 on the offensive side of the ice. New York is sitting with 52 power play opportunities and they have notched 6 goals out of those chances, garnering them a rate of 11.54%. For the current campaign, they have scored 11 points and their points percentage is sitting at .393. Concerning their scoring capabilities, the New York Rangers have racked up 33 goals (27th in pro hockey) on the campaign and have given up 38.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Igor Shesterkin. During his career on the ice, Shesterkin has 14 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .667. His save percentage sits at .926 for his 1,250 minutes played. Shesterkin has seen 692 shot attempts against him and has recorded 641 total saves. Opponents have been able to score 51 goals against Shesterkin in his professional career and his goals against average is 2.45. He has compiled a mark of 13-7-1 and he started in 21 games. Shesterkin has participated in 22 games over the course of his NHL career.
In their last game, Philadelphia opposed the Capitals in a matchup where the Flyers got the victory by a score of 7-4. Philadelphia wrapped up this game with a 47.2% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Philadelphia had and they looked like the better team in this game. Their Fenwick rate was 44.8% by earning a Fenwick of 39 and the Capitals having accrued a 48 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO was 124 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 55.0%. The Flyers had 7 goals of the 23 shots on goal they attempted. They had 4 chances on the power play in this matchup but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal.
Philadelphia has taken 308 shots (30th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 14.94%, while allowing their opponents 432 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 70.45% on their oppositions 44 power play tries, and their save percentage is 90.7%. They have recorded 42 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play rate of 21.43%. The Flyers have tallied 37 goals at even strength and 9 goals (20th in the league) while on the power play. They have permitted 40 goals to be scored by way of 27 goals at even strength and 13 goals while they had less men on the ice. Over the course of the season, the Philadelphia Flyers have earned a total of 46 goals, 18 points, and a points percentage of .692.
Across the rink you are likely to see Carter Hart in goal. He has a tally of 2,162 saves out of 2,368 shots taken against him, which gives him a save percentage of .913. Hart is sitting with a lifetime mark of 45-28-6 and has been in goal for 83 games. He has made the start in 79 contests and has played for a total of 4,589 mins. Hart's quality start percentage is 55.7% and he has 44 quality starting assignments in his professional career. Teams are averaging 2.69 goals/game and he has relinquished 206 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-167)
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