Philadelphia Flyers vs Boston Bruins Prediction, 2/21/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Flyers vs Boston Bruins
Date: Sunday, February 21, 2021
Location: Edgewood Tahoe Resort in Stateline, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Flyers (+160) Bruins (-200)
Tuukka Rask and the Boston Bruins (10-3-2) host the Philadelphia Flyers (8-3-3) at Edgewood Tahoe Resort on Sunday. The Bruins open this game at -200 while the Flyers are priced at +160. The over/under opens at 6.5.
The Flyers will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 3-2 defeat to the Rangers in their last game. The Flyers didn't have a great showing offensively in the defeat. In the outing, they tallied a score on 2 of the 22 shots they attempted. They also had 5 opportunities with more players on the ice but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. Philadelphia amassed 10 mins in the box in this contest. The Corsi for the Flyers came in at 44 and the Corsi against was at 39 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 53.0%. Their Fenwick came in at 24 and the Fenwick Against sat at 27, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 47.1%. They had 22 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 23 opportunities to win the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 55.2% and their PDO was 106.8 in this game.
Philadelphia Flyers opponents have earned 49 power play opportunities (19th in the league) and have scored 14 goals in those attempts. The Flyers have had 465 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .910. Philadelphia has taken 330 shots and has a shooting percentage of 14.6%. While playing at even strength, the Flyers let the opposition score 28 goals while getting 39 on offense. Philadelphia has tallied 47 power play chances and they have scored 9 goals out of those tries, garnering them a rate of 19.15%. For the season, they have scored 19 points and their points percentage comes in at .679. In the matter of scoring goals, the Philadelphia Flyers have earned 48 goals (13th in the National Hockey League) for the season and have conceded 42.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Carter Hart. The opposition has racked up 208 goals against Hart in his NHL career and his goals against rate is 2.68. Hart has been in net for 84 games throughout his hockey career. His save percentage sits at .913 in his 4,653 mins played. He has accumulated an overall mark of 45-28-7 and got the start in 80 games. For his career, Hart has 44 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .550. Hart has had 2,401 shots taken against him and has garnered 2,193 total saves.
In their last game, Boston played the Devils in an outing where the Bruins took the loss by a tally of 3-2. Their PDO at even strength was 91 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 46.6%. They had 3 opportunities on the power play in this outing and notched 2 out of those attempts. They had a Fenwick percentage of 50.9% by accumulating a Fenwick of 29 and the Devils having notched a 28 Fenwick. The Bruins converted 2 goals of the 27 shots on goal they were seeking. Boston earned a 50.6% Corsi rating. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Boston played and we'd say it was a below average outing in all.
The Bruins are sitting with 28 goals at even strength and 14 goals (6th in the league) while having more men on the ice. Boston has put up 470 shots (17th in hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 8.94%, while allowing the other team 382 shots. So far this season, the Boston Bruins have accounted for 42 goals, 22 points, in addition to a points percentage of .733. They have earned 47 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 29.79%. They have a penalty kill rate of 88.89% on their oppositions 54 power play chances, and their save percentage comes in at 91.4%. They have granted a total of 33 goals to be scored by of a combination of 27 goals at even strength and 6 goals while they were shorthanded.
For the opposition you will find Tuukka Rask in net. His opposition is averaging 2.27 goals per game and he has relinquished 1,186 goals altogether. Rask's percentage of quality starts is 60.7% and he has 318 quality starts in his pro career. He has started in 524 contests and has played for a total of 31,360 mins. Rask holds a career mark of 297-160-65 and has played in 545 games. He has gathered 13,932 stops out of the 15,118 shots taken, which gives him a rate of .922.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia (+160)
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