New York Rangers vs Philadelphia Flyers Prediction, 2/24/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Rangers vs Philadelphia Flyers
Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (+118) Flyers (-130)
Wells Fargo Center is the venue where Brian Elliott and the Philadelphia Flyers (8-4-3) will play the New York Rangers (6-7-3) on Wednesday. The Rangers open this game at +118 while the Flyers are priced at -130. The O/U is set at 5.5.
The Rangers were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 4-1 win over the Capitals in their last game. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 40.0% and they had a PDO of 106.0 for this game. They tallied 23 face-off victories at even strength and lost on 14 attempts to win the puck. Their Fenwick came in at 25 and the Fenwick against finished at 31, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 44.6%. The Corsi for the Rangers was sitting at 35 and the Corsi against was 40 which means they had a Corsi rate of 46.7%. New York recorded 10 penalty minutes in this outing. Furthermore, they had 5 power play tries and netted 1 goal. The Rangers had a solid offensive output and it showed in this victory. In the matchup, they scored on 4 of the 24 shots they put on goal.
In terms of their scoring capabilities, the New York Rangers have tallied 39 goals (26th in the league) so far this season and have allowed 41. For the current season, they have 15 points and their points percentage is sitting at .469. New York has tallied 62 power play opportunities and they have added 8 goals during those chances, garnering them a rate of 12.90%. When playing at even strength, the Rangers have allowed the opponent to score 33 goals while scoring 31 on offense. New York has attempted 506 shots and has a shot percentage of 7.7%. The Rangers have had 455 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .910. New York Rangers opponents have earned 56 power play tries (16th in the NHL) and have tallied 8 goals in those chances.
The man protecting the net in this game is Igor Shesterkin. The opposition has scored 52 goals against Shesterkin in his NHL career and his average for goals against per game is 2.38. Shesterkin has been in goal for 23 games throughout his NHL career. His save percentage is .928 in his 1,310 minutes on the ice. He has compiled a mark of 14-7-1 and he started in 22 games. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Shesterkin has accumulated 15 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .682. Shesterkin has seen 719 shot attempts taken against him and has amassed 667 total saves.
In their last contest, Philadelphia faced the Bruins in a game where the Flyers ended up losing by a mark of 7-3. They had 3 power play opportunities in this outing and earned 1 out of those chances. The Flyers netted 3 goals out of the 19 shots on goal they were seeking. Their PDO at even strength was 93 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 34.6%. Philadelphia wound up with a 45.9% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Philadelphia had and we'd say they played an average game. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 40.3% by way of having a Fenwick of 31 and the Bruins having earned a 46 Fenwick.
The Flyers have accumulated 41 goals at even strength and 10 goals (20th in pro hockey) while on the power play. Philadelphia has taken 349 shots (31st in the NHL) and has earned a shot percentage of 14.61%, while allowing the other team 500 shots. So far this year, the Philadelphia Flyers are sitting with 51 goals, 19 points, as well as a points percentage of .633. They have recorded 50 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 20.00%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 71.15% on their oppositions 52 chances on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.2%. They have permitted 49 goals to be scored by of a combination of 34 goals at even strength and 15 goals while they had less men on the ice.
For the opposition you are likely to see Brian Elliott in the crease. He has recorded 11,386 stops out of the 12,487 shots taken against him, giving him a rate of .912. Elliott has earned a lifetime record of 244-147-47 and has played in 478 games. He has been a starter 434 contests and has played 26,437 mins. Elliott's quality start percentage comes out to 55.5% and he has accumulated 241 quality starts in his career. His opponents are averaging 2.50 goals per game and he has relinquished 1,101 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take New York (+118)
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