Philadelphia Flyers vs Boston Bruins Prediction, 4/5/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Flyers vs Boston Bruins
Date: Monday, April 5, 2021
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Flyers (+135) Bruins (-175)
Jaroslav Halak and the Boston Bruins (19-10-5) play the Philadelphia Flyers (17-14-5) at TD Garden on Monday. The Bruins open this contest at -175 while the Flyers are priced at +135. The over/under is set at 5.5.
The Flyers will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 3-2 loss against the Islanders in their last outing. The Corsi for the Flyers was 46 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 31 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 59.7%. Their offensive zone starts came in at 52.3% and they had a PDO at even strength of 103.5 in this game. Philadelphia earned 11 penalty minutes in this game. The Flyers didn't have a great showing offensively in the defeat. Their Fenwick was 34 and the Fenwick Against sat at 26, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 56.7%. They had 17 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 32 opportunities to control the puck. In addition, they had 3 opportunities with more players on the ice but didn't net one. In the game, they scored on 2 out of the 32 shots they put on net.
Philadelphia Flyers opponents have recorded 110 power play opportunities (20th in professional hockey) and have notched 29 goals in those attempts. The Flyers have had 1,041 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .876. Philadelphia has tried 1,061 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 10.2%. At even strength, the Flyers let the opposition score 100 goals while earning 85 when they are on offense. Philadelphia comes into tonight with 119 power play opportunities and they have scored 23 goals out of those attempts, earning them a rate of 19.33%. For the year, they have tallied 39 points and their points percentage sits at .542. Concerning scoring goals, the Philadelphia Flyers have earned 108 goals (14th in hockey) so far this season and have surrendered 129.
The player between the pipes for this game is Carter Hart. Opponents have tallied 255 goals against Hart in his professional hockey career and his goals against average is 2.90. Hart has been in net for 97 matchups over the course of his NHL career. He has a save percentage of .905 for his 5,283 mins played. He has compiled an overall mark of 48-35-8 and he was named the starter in 91 games. Throughout his time in hockey, Hart has tallied 46 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .505. Hart has seen 2,687 shot attempts against him and he has 2,432 total saves.
In their last outing, Boston played the Penguins in a game where the Bruins earned a win by a final score of 7-5. They had 3 power play opportunities in this outing and recorded 1 out of those attempts. The Bruins converted 7 goals of the 28 shots on goal they were seeking. Their PDO at even strength was 110 and they had an oZS percentage of 34.0%. Boston had a 50.0% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Boston had and they put on a good performance in this one. Their Fenwick rate came in at 51.7% by way of having a Fenwick of 31 and the Penguins having earned a 29 Fenwick.
The Bruins are sitting with 69 goals at even strength and 24 goals (12th in the NHL) while on the power play. Boston has put up 1,100 shots (19th in professional hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 8.45%, while allowing the other team 919 shots. This season, the Boston Bruins have earned 93 goals, 43 points, and a points percentage of .632. They have earned 104 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 23.08%. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 88.99% on their opponents 109 tries on the power play, and their save percentage is currently 90.9%. They have allowed 84 goals to be scored by of a combination of 72 goals at even strength and 12 goals while they were shorthanded.
For the opposition you will find Jaroslav Halak protecting the goal. He has recorded 14,008 saves out of the 15,288 shots attempted against him, giving him a save percentage of .916. Halak is the owner of a career mark of 281-172-61 and has participated in 537 contests. He was named a starter in 500 games and has played 30,972 mins. Halak's quality start percentage sits at 56.6% and he has made 283 quality starting assignments in his professional career. The opposition is averaging 2.48 goals/game and he has surrendered 1,280 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Boston (-175)
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