New York Rangers vs Philadelphia Flyers Prediction, 3/27/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Rangers vs Philadelphia Flyers
Date: Saturday, March 27, 2021
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (-113) Flyers (+102)
Igor Shesterkin and the New York Rangers (15-13-4) are headed to Wells Fargo Center on Saturday where they'll take on the Philadelphia Flyers (15-13-4). The moneyline on this matchup has the Rangers priced at -113 and the Flyers are at +102. The over/under opens at 6.
The Rangers had a good night with a 8-3 victory against the Flyers their last time out. The Corsi for the Rangers sat at 28 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 50 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 35.9%. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 30.4% and their PDO was 123.6 for this game. New York recorded 42 penalty minutes for this contest. The Rangers had a solid offensive output in the win. Their Fenwick came in at 21 and the Fenwick against was 35, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 37.5%. They accumulated 22 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 18 opportunities to gain puck control. Furthermore, they had 5 power play opportunities and netted 3 goals. In the matchup, they converted 8 out of the 22 shots they tried.
The Rangers have had 912 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .908. While playing at even strength, the Rangers have surrendered 69 goals while scoring 80 themselves. New York Rangers opponents have totaled 102 power play tries (14th in professional hockey) and have a total of 15 goals in those chances. For the year, they have earned 34 points and their points percentage is .531. New York has tried 946 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.7%. In the matter of their goal scoring prowess, the New York Rangers have earned 101 goals (11th in the league) on the campaign and have given up 84. New York is sitting with 117 power play opportunities and they have scored 21 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 17.95%.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Igor Shesterkin. The opposition has notched 63 goals versus Shesterkin in his pro career and his goals against average per game is 2.43. Shesterkin has been involved in 28 games over the course of his professional hockey career. His save percentage is at .927 during his 1,556 mins in the crease. He has earned an overall mark of 17-9-1 and he has started in 26 games. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Shesterkin has earned 18 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .692. Shesterkin has had 861 shot attempts taken against him and has garnered 798 total saves.
In their loss to New York, Philly had 3 power play opportunities in this contest and scored 2 out of those opportunities. The Flyers recorded 3 goals of the 44 shots on goal they took. Their PDO was 76 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 69.6%. Philadelphia went home with a 64.1% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Philadelphia played and you might say they looked run of the mill in this one. Their Fenwick percentage was 62.5% by way of having a Fenwick of 35 and the Rangers having notched a 21 Fenwick.
The Flyers have accumulated 77 goals at even strength and 22 goals (13th in hockey) while on the power play. Philadelphia has put up 924 shots (24th in professional hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 10.71%, while allowing the opposition 933 shots. So far this year, the Philadelphia Flyers have 99 goals, 34 points, as well as a points percentage of .531. They have recorded 108 power play chances and they have earned a power play percentage of 20.37%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 72.73% on the other teams 99 chances on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 87.5%. They have permitted 117 goals to be scored by way of 90 goals at even strength and 27 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the ice you will find Brian Elliott defending the net. Opponents are averaging 2.52 goals/game and he has allowed 1,129 goals altogether. Elliott's percentage of quality starts sits at 55.0% and he has accumulated 243 quality starts in his career. He was named a starter in 442 games and has played 26,930 mins. Elliott has earned a career mark of 248-150-48 and has played in 488 games. He has accrued 11,551 stops out of the 12,680 shots taken, giving him a percentage of .911.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New York (-113)
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