Philadelphia Flyers vs New Jersey Devils Prediction, 1/26/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Flyers vs New Jersey Devils
Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Flyers (-162) Devils (+135)
Scott Wedgewood and the New Jersey Devils (3-1-1) host the Philadelphia Flyers (3-2-1) at Prudential Center on Tuesday. The moneyline on this contest has the Flyers coming in at -162 and the Devils are at +135. The O/U opens at 6.5.
The Flyers will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 6 - 1 loss to the Bruins in their last contest. The Flyers didn't have a great showing offensively in this loss. In the game, they finished 1 of the 17 shots they put on net. In addition, they had 2 power play chances but didn't get a goal. Philadelphia earned 8 penalty minutes in this outing. The Corsi for the Flyers was 36 and the Corsi against was 37 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 49.3%. Their Fenwick was 24 and the Fenwick against sat at 28, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 46.2%. They earned 27 face-off wins and lost 23 of the face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 43.2% and they had a PDO of 91.4 for this matchup. Concerning opponent stats, the Boston Bruins earned a total of 26 shots. They finished with a total of 4 penalty mins and they earned a total of 4 power play chances.
In regard to their scoring capabilities, the Philadelphia Flyers have racked up 20 goals (5th in pro hockey) for the season and have allowed 21. For the current campaign, they sit with 7 points and their points percentage comes in at .583. Philadelphia has 19 power play chances and they have added 5 goals out of those tries, giving them a rate of 26.32%. When at even strength, the Flyers have surrendered 13 goals while getting 15. Philadelphia has taken 142 shots and has a shooting percentage of 14.1%. The Flyers have had 213 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .901. Philadelphia Flyers opponents have tallied 22 power play opportunities (10th in professional hockey) and have scored 8 goals in those chances.
The man in goal for this game is Carter Hart. The opposition has scored 195 goals versus Hart in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.69. Hart has been in goal for 79 games over the course of his hockey career. His save percentage is at .913 during his 4,346 mins guarding the cage. He has amassed an overall mark of 42-28-5 and got the start in 75 games. For his professional hockey career, Hart has accounted for 42 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .560. Hart has had 2,234 shots taken against him and has gathered 2,039 total saves.
The Devils played the Islanders in a game where the Devils earned a win by a final score of 2 - 0. New Jersey went home with a 50.6% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 39 while they surrendered a Corsi of 38. Their Fenwick rate was 48.4% by notching a Fenwick of 30 and the Islanders having earned a 32 Fenwick. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game New Jersey played and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. Their PDO was 104.8 and their percentage of oZS was 40.5%. The Devils converted 2 goals out of the 24 shots on goal they tried. They had 2 power play opportunities in this one and converted 1 out of those attempts. Regarding the opposition, the Islanders had 2 power play opportunities but were not able to score a goal. New Jersey allowed 28 shots on goal and the Islanders ended up with 4 penalty minutes.
New Jersey has tried 136 shots (25th in pro hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 8.09%, while allowing the opposition 178 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 66.67% on their oppositions 18 power play chances, and their save percentage sits at 8.1%. They have recorded 13 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 15.38%. The Devils have 9 goals at even strength and 2 goals (27th in pro hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have allowed 10 goals to be scored by way of 3 goals at even strength and 6 goals while they were shorthanded. So far this year, the New Jersey Devils have notched a total of 11 goals, 7 points, in addition to a points percentage of .700.
Across the rink you are likely to see Scott Wedgewood defending the net. Opponents are averaging 2.96 goals per game and he has given up 72 goals in total. Wedgewood's quality start percentage comes in at 47.8% and he has 11 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. He has made the start in 23 games and has been on the ice for 1,458 minutes. Wedgewood has accrued a lifetime mark of 8-11-5 and has been in goal for 26 games. He has racked up 694 stops out of the 766 shots taken, giving him a save % of .906.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-162)
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