Philadelphia Flyers vs Buffalo Sabres Prediction, 2/28/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Flyers vs Buffalo Sabres
Date: Sunday, February 28, 2021
Location: KeyBank Center in Buffalo, NY
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Flyers (-120) Sabres (+100)
Carter Hart and the Philadelphia Flyers (9-4-3) go to KeyBank Center on Sunday where they'll meet the Buffalo Sabres (6-8-3). The Sabres open this contest at +100 while the Flyers are priced at -120. The total has been set at 30.
The Flyers were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 4-3 win against the Rangers in their previous outing. Their starts in the offensive zone sat at 51.1% and they had a PDO of 103.2 for this game. They garnered 20 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 11 attempts to gain puck control. Their Fenwick was 32 and the Fenwick against was 27, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 54.2%. The Corsi for the Flyers sat at 45 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 36 which means they had a Corsi rate of 55.6%. Philadelphia had 16 penalty mins in this matchup. Moreover, they had 8 power play attempts and were able to score 2 goals. The Flyers had a solid offensive performance and it showed in this win. For the outing, they converted 4 of the 39 shots they launched.
The Flyers have had 527 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .901. While playing at even strength, the Flyers have allowed the opponent to score 35 goals while getting 43 on offense. Philadelphia Flyers opponents have earned 57 power play tries (20th in hockey) and have a total of 17 goals in those attempts. For the current campaign, they have earned 21 points and their points percentage sits at .656. Philadelphia has tried 388 shots and has a shooting percentage of 14.2%. When discussing their goal scoring prowess, the Philadelphia Flyers have notched 55 goals (15th in the league) for the season and have allowed 52. Philadelphia comes into the game with 58 power play chances and they have tallied 12 goals during those chances, garnering them a percentage of 20.69%.
The man protecting the net in this game is Carter Hart. For his career, Hart has earned 44 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .543. His save percentage sits at .912 in his 4,693 mins played. Hart has seen 2,424 shots against him and has recorded 2,210 saves. Opponents have been able to score 214 goals against Hart in his professional career and his goals against average per contest is 2.74. He has accumulated a mark of 45-29-7 and he was named the starter in 81 games. Hart has played in 85 contests throughout his NHL career.
In their last contest, Buffalo faced off against the Devils in a game where the Sabres went home in defeat by a mark of 4-3. Buffalo wrapped up this game with a 40.0% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Buffalo had and it shows us they played like an average team. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 41.9% by earning a Fenwick of 31 and the Devils finishing with a 43 Fenwick. They had a PDO at even strength of 96 and they earned an oZS percentage of 62.5%. The Sabres notched 3 goals out of the 32 shots on goal they attempted. They had 4 power play chances in this matchup and scored 2 out of those chances.
Buffalo has attempted 520 shots (26th in hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 8.08%, while allowing the other team 510 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 76.92% on their oppositions 39 chances on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 90.2%. They have a total of 55 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 34.55%. The Sabres have racked up 23 goals at even strength and 19 goals (4th in professional hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have granted a total of 50 goals to be scored by way of 41 goals at even strength and 9 goals while they were shorthanded. So far this season, the Buffalo Sabres have a total of 42 goals, 15 points, and a points percentage of .441.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Linus Ullmark patrolling the crease. Ullmark is the owner of a career mark of 46-45-12 and has been in goal for 109 games. Ullmark's rate of quality starts is 55.8% and he has earned 58 quality starting assignments in his career. He has gathered 2,992 stops out of 3,280 shots attempted against him, giving him a save % of .912. The opposition is averaging 2.77 goals per game and he has surrendered 288 goals overall. He was named a starter in 104 contests and has accumulated 6,249 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Buffalo (+100)
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of Tonight's NHL Picks.
Get all of Tonight's guaranteed Expert NHL Picks.