Ottawa Senators vs Philadelphia Flyers Prediction, 12/18/2021 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Ottawa Senators vs Philadelphia Flyers
Date: Saturday, December 18, 2021
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Anton Forsberg and the Ottawa Senators (9-16-1) head to Wells Fargo Center on Saturday where they'll take on the Philadelphia Flyers (11-12-4).
The Ottawa Senators were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 8-2 victory over the Panthers in the last game they played. Ottawa compiled 37 penalty minutes for this game. The Senators had a impressive offensive output in this victory. They also had 4 power play tries and scored 2 goals. For the matchup, they netted 8 out of the 38 shots they put on net.
Ottawa Senators opponents have amassed 83 power play tries (14th in hockey) and have notched 19 goals in those chances. The Senators have had 878 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .892. Ottawa has attempted 748 shots and has a shot percentage of 9.9%. While at even strength, the Senators have surrendered 76 goals while having 56 on the offensive side of the ice. Ottawa has compiled 88 power play chances and they have tallied 18 goals during those advantages, garnering them a rate of 20.45%. For the season, they have racked up 19 points and their points percentage is sitting at .365. When talking about their scoring capabilities, the Ottawa Senators have notched 74 goals (23rd in pro hockey) this year and have allowed 95.
The player in the crease for this game is Anton Forsberg. Forsberg has been involved in 67 games during his professional hockey career. He has amassed a record of 21-33-5 and he was named the starter in 60 games. Opponents have tallied 180 goals against Forsberg in his career and his goals against average is 3.21. Forsberg has had 1,862 shots against him and has recorded 1,682 total saves. His save percentage is at .903 for his 3,363 minutes in the crease. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Forsberg has 27 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .450.
In their last contest, Philadelphia faced off against the Devils in a game where the Flyers got the win by a tally of 6-1. The Flyers earned 6 goals out of the 30 shots on goal they tried. They had 1 attempt on the power play in this outing but weren't able to put one in the back of the net.
Philadelphia has taken 837 shots (21st in the league) and has a shot percentage of 8.48%, while allowing their opponents 932 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 80.90% on their oppositions 89 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 90.7%. They have recorded 78 chances on the power play and they have a power play rate of 16.67%. The Flyers have accumulated 58 goals at even strength and 13 goals (26th in the league) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 87 goals to be scored by way of 70 goals at even strength and 17 goals while they had less men on the ice. So far this year, the Philadelphia Flyers have tallied 71 goals, 26 points, as well as a points percentage of .481.
For the opposition you will find Carter Hart defending the goal. Hart has a lifetime record of 56-45-12 and has played in 119 contests. Hart's quality start rate comes out to 51.3% and he has made 58 quality starts in his NHL career. He has racked up 3,062 saves out of 3,376 shots taken against him, giving him a save percentage of .907. His opponents are averaging 2.86 goals per game and he has surrendered 314 goals in total. He has made the start in 113 contests and has played for a total of 6,579 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Ottawa
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