Philadelphia Flyers vs Boston Bruins Prediction, 1/23/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Flyers vs Boston Bruins
Date: Saturday, January 23, 2021
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Flyers (+120) Bruins (-143)
Tuukka Rask and the Boston Bruins (2-1-1) play the Philadelphia Flyers (3-1-1) at TD Garden on Saturday. The line on this matchup has the Flyers coming in at +120 and the Bruins are at -143. The total is set at 5.5.
The Flyers will look to clean up some issues after taking a 5 - 4 defeat to the Bruins in their last contest. The Flyers had a impressive offensive output in this defeat. While out there on the ice, they converted 4 out of the 26 shots they attempted. Moreover, they had 5 power play opportunities and were able to notch 2 goals out of those attempts. Philadelphia ended up with 6 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Flyers was 35 and the Corsi against was 60 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 36.8%. Their Fenwick was 30 while the Fenwick against was 45, which means they earned a Fenwick percentage of 40.0%. They won 17 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 31 attempts to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 35.6% and they had a PDO of 100.1 in this game. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Boston Bruins put up 43 shots. They had 10 penalty mins and they tallied 3 power play chances.
Protecting the net for Philadelphia is Carter Hart from Lulea, Sweden. He is 22 years old and has played a total of 213 minutes in goal for the season. Hart is conceding 3.67 goals against average which has him ranked 15th among Eastern Conference goalies and 27th in the NHL among goalies. For the year, he's allowed 13 goals. His save % is .902 which has him ranked 8th among Eastern Conference goalies. So far this year, they have racked up a total of 19 goals which is 2nd in the Eastern Conference and 3rd in the league. Their goal differential is +4, which puts them at 6th in the league. The Flyers currently have a total of 7 pts, which is 4th in the league and 2nd in the Eastern Conference. Regarding shots at the opposing goalie, they currently have a total of 125 which is 6th in the Eastern Conference and 12th in the league. As a group, Philadelphia currently has a total of 128 hits which has them averaging 25.6 per game. They currently have a total of 56 blocks for the season.
In their win against Philly, Boston earned a 63.2% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 60 and they conceded a Corsi of 35. Their Fenwick percentage was 60.0% by notching a Fenwick of 45 and the Flyers earning a 30 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Boston played and it tells us that they played really well in this game. Their PDO was 99.9 and they earned an oZS percentage of 64.0%. The Bruins notched 5 goals of the 43 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 3 power play opportunities in this one and were able to net 1 out of those opportunities. Concerning their opponent, the Flyers had 5 power play chances and ended up scoring 2 goals. Boston gave up 26 shots on goal and the Flyers racked up a total of 6 minutes in the box.
In net for Boston is Tuukka Rask who is having a marginal campaign by allowing 2.23 goals per contest and that ranks him 6th among Eastern Conference goalies and 12th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 188 minutes he's been on the ice, he has surrendered 7 goals. He has a save percentage of .892, which has him placed 12th among Eastern Conference goalies and 23rd in the NHL among goaltenders. Regarding goal differential, they currently sit 13th in the Eastern Conference and 21st in the NHL with -2. They have earned a total of 7 goals for the season which has them sitting at 16th in the East. Boston has a save percentage as a team of .906 which currently has them ranked 15th in the NHL, which tells us scoring chances could be there if they are opportunistic. They have a team shooting percentage of 5.2% which puts them at 16th in the East.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Boston (-143)
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