Philadelphia Flyers vs Boston Bruins Prediction, 1/21/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Flyers vs Boston Bruins
Date: Thursday, January 21, 2021
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Flyers (+106) Bruins (-130)
Carter Hart and the Philadelphia Flyers (3-1-0) go to TD Garden on Thursday where they'll take on the Boston Bruins (1-1-1). The line on this matchup has the Flyers coming in at +106 and the Bruins are at -130. The total has been set at 5.5.
The Flyers were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 3 - 0 victory against the Sabres in their last game. The Flyers offense showed they have some room for improvement in this win. While out there on the ice, they earned a goal on 3 out of the 30 shots they looked to score on. Furthermore, they had 2 power play attempts but weren't able to score. Philadelphia ended up with 6 penalty mins for this game. The Corsi for the Flyers sat at 40 and the Corsi against was 59 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 40.4%. Their Fenwick sat at 34 while the Fenwick against was 44, which means they had a Fenwick percentage of 43.6%. They won 26 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 25 attempts to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 50.0% and they had a PDO of 112.0 for this matchup. When it comes to their opponent, the Buffalo Sabres tallied a total of 40 shots. They finished with a total of 4 penalty mins and they earned 3 power play chances.
Protecting the goal for Philadelphia is Carter Hart from Lulea, Sweden. He is 22 years old and has totaled 148 minutes in goal for the campaign. Hart is giving up 3.66 goals per game which puts him at 16th among East goalies and 25th in the NHL among goalies. For the season, he's allowed 9 goals. He has a save % of .899 which puts him at 13th among East goalies. So far this season, they have racked up a total of 15 goals which ranks them 2nd in the Eastern Conference and 3rd in the league. Their goal differential is +4, which puts them at 7th in the league. The Flyers have earned a total of 6 pts, which ranks them 4th in the league and 3rd in the Eastern Conference. When it comes to shots on goal, they have earned a total of 99 which ranks them 8th in the conference and 14th in the league. As a group, Philadelphia has racked up a total of 107 hits which means they have an average of 26.8 per game. They have earned a total of 41 blocks for the season.
The Bruins faced the Islanders in a matchup where the Bruins took the defeat by a final of 1 - 0. Boston went home with a 64.1% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 50 while they allowed a Corsi of 28. Their Fenwick rate came in at 67.9% by earning a Fenwick of 36 and the Islanders having earned a 17 Fenwick. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Boston played and we'd say it was a below average outing in all. They had a PDO of 90.0 and their oZS percentage was 75.9%. The Bruins scored 0 goals of the 27 shots on goal they attempted. They had 3 power play opportunities in this game but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. In discussing their opponent, the Islanders had 5 power play chances but weren't able to take advantage of it. Boston allowed 17 shots on goal and the Islanders ended up with a total of 8 penalty minutes.
In goal for Boston is Tuukka Rask who is having a good year by surrendering only 1.46 GAA and that has him 2nd among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 2nd in the NHL among goalies. In the 123 minutes he's been on the ice, he's allowed 3 goals. He has a save percentage of .923, which puts him at 7th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 12th in the NHL among goalies. In terms of goal differential, they are ranked 14th in the conference and 22nd in the NHL with -2. They have compiled a total of 3 goals for the year which ranks 16th in the Eastern Conference. Boston has a save % as a team of .929 which has them 6th in the NHL, which means chances to score may be limited. They have a team shooting percentage of 3.3% which is good for 16th in the Eastern Conference.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia (+106)
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