New York Rangers vs Philadelphia Flyers Prediction, 3/25/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Rangers vs Philadelphia Flyers
Date: Thursday, March 25, 2021
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (+115) Flyers (-135)
Igor Shesterkin and the New York Rangers (14-13-4) are headed to Wells Fargo Center on Thursday where they'll take on the Philadelphia Flyers (15-12-4). The Flyers open this contest at -135 while the Rangers are priced at +115. The O/U has been set at 6.
The Rangers came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 5-3 victory over the Sabres in their previous contest. The Corsi for the Rangers sat at 56 and the Corsi against was 37 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 60.2%. Their offensive zone starts sat at 57.0% and they had a PDO of 90.6 for this matchup. New York accumulated 8 mins in the box in this outing. The Rangers had a solid offensive outing and it was apparent in the victory. Their Fenwick came in at 41 and the Fenwick Against sat at 24, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 63.1%. They compiled 20 face-off victories at even strength and were beaten on 26 attempts to control the puck. Moreover, they had 3 chances with extra men on the ice and were able to notch 2 goals. In the game, they converted 5 out of the 40 shots they tried.
The Rangers have had 868 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .907. At even strength, the Rangers have allowed the opponent to score 68 goals while notching 75 on offense. New York Rangers opponents have totaled 99 power play tries (14th in the league) and have earned 13 goals in those chances. For the season, they have earned 32 points and their points percentage is sitting at .516. New York has attempted 924 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.1%. Concerning their goal scoring prowess, the New York Rangers have accumulated 93 goals (17th in the NHL) for the year and have given up 81. New York has tallied 112 power play opportunities and they have scored 18 goals during those advantages, giving them a percentage of 16.07%.
The man in net for this game is Igor Shesterkin. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Shesterkin has compiled 17 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .680. His save percentage sits at .927 during his 1,496 mins guarding the cage. Shesterkin has seen 817 shots against him and has amassed 757 total saves. Opponents have racked up 60 goals against Shesterkin in his career and his average for goals against per game is 2.41. He has earned an overall record of 16-9-1 and he has gotten the start in 25 games. Shesterkin has participated in 27 games during his hockey career.
The last time they were on the ice, Philadelphia went up against the Devils in a matchup where the Flyers went home in defeat by a final score of 4-3. Philadelphia wrapped up this game with a 50.0% Corsi rate. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Philadelphia had and you might say they looked run of the mill in this one. Their Fenwick rate came in at 49.2% by amassing a Fenwick of 29 and the Devils earning a 30 Fenwick. Their PDO at even strength was 96 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 42.6%. The Flyers recorded 3 goals out of the 33 shots on goal they tried. They had 3 opportunities on the power play in this one and tallied 1 out of those attempts.
The Flyers have scored 76 goals at even strength and 20 goals (17th in hockey) while on the power play. Philadelphia has put up 880 shots (27th in professional hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 10.91%, while allowing the other team 911 shots. So far this year, the Philadelphia Flyers have accumulated 96 goals, 34 points, in addition to a points percentage of .548. They have a tally of 105 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play rate of 19.05%. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 74.47% on their opponents 94 power play tries, and their save percentage comes in at 88.0%. They have allowed 109 goals to be scored by of a combination of 85 goals at even strength and 24 goals while they had less men on the ice.
For the opposition you are expected to see Carter Hart between the pipes. He has recorded 2,404 stops out of the 2,652 shots taken, which gives him a percentage of .906. Hart has compiled a career record of 48-34-7 and has been in net for 95 contests. He was named a starter in 89 games and his ice time sits at 5,195 minutes. Hart's quality start percentage is 50.6% and he has earned 45 quality starting assignments in his professional career. His opponents are averaging 2.86 goals per game and he has surrendered 248 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-135)
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