Philadelphia Flyers vs New Jersey Devils Prediction, 1/28/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Flyers vs New Jersey Devils
Date: Thursday, January 28, 2021
Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Flyers (-155) Devils (+135)
MacKenzie Blackwood and the New Jersey Devils (3-2-1) host the Philadelphia Flyers (4-2-1) at Prudential Center on Thursday. The Flyers open this matchup at -155 while the Devils are coming in at +135. The over/under opens at 5.5.
The Flyers had a good night with a 5 - 3 win against the Devils their last time out. The Flyers had a great offensive game plan going into this one and it showed in the win. For the matchup, they netted 5 of the 31 shots they attempted. Additionally, they had 5 power play chances and were able to notch 2 goals out of those opportunities. Philadelphia earned a total of 2 penalty mins while out there on the ice. The Corsi for the Flyers was 32 and the Corsi against was 40 giving them a Corsi percentage of 44.4%. Their Fenwick was 29 and the Fenwick against sat at 31, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 48.3%. They earned 24 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 23 of the face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 46.7% and they had a PDO of 101.4 for this matchup. In terms of their opponent's stats, the New Jersey Devils earned a total of 26 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 10 penalty minutes and they tallied 1 power play opportunity.
Pertaining to their scoring, the Philadelphia Flyers have accumulated 25 goals (5th in the league) on the campaign and have given up 24. For the current season, they have scored 9 points and their points percentage is .643. Philadelphia is sitting with 24 power play opportunities and they have tallied 7 goals during those advantages, earning them a percentage of 29.17%. At even strength, the Flyers have allowed 16 goals while notching 18 as an offensive unit. Philadelphia has attempted 173 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 14.5%. The Flyers have had 239 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .900. Philadelphia Flyers opponents have totaled 23 power play tries (16th in the league) and have a total of 8 goals in those chances.
The man in goal for this game is Carter Hart. The opposition has notched 195 goals versus Hart in his pro career and his goals against average is 2.69. Hart has played in 79 contests over the course of his professional hockey career. He has a save percentage of .913 for his 4,346 mins on the ice. He has compiled a mark of 42-28-5 and he started in 75 games. Over the course of his time in hockey, Hart has recorded 41 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .547. Hart has had 2,234 shots taken against him and he has 2,039 saves.
In their loss to Philly, New Jersey went home with a 55.6% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 40 while they allowed a Corsi of 32. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 51.7% by way of having a Fenwick of 31 and the Flyers finishing with a 29 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that New Jersey had and you could say that they played like a middle of the road team. Their PDO at even strength was 98.6 and their oZS percentage was 53.3%. The Devils converted 3 goals out of the 26 shots on goal they attempted. They had 1 power play chance in this one but were not able to net one. Concerning the opposition, the Flyers had 5 power play attempts and took advantage of the situation by scoring 2 goals. New Jersey gave up 31 shots on goal and the Flyers ended up with 2 minutes in the box.
New Jersey has put up 162 shots (26th in professional hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 8.64%, while allowing their opponents 209 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 65.22% on their oppositions 23 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 8.6%. They have earned 14 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 14.29%. The Devils are sitting with 12 goals at even strength and 2 goals (28th in the league) while on the power play. They have permitted 15 goals to be scored by of a combination of 6 goals at even strength and 8 goals while they were shorthanded. On the season, the New Jersey Devils have a total of 14 goals, 7 points, in addition to a points percentage of .583.
For the opposition you are expected to see Mackenzie Blackwood in the crease. He has accrued 2,051 saves out of 2,236 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save percentage of .917. Blackwood is the owner of a career record of 34-24-9 and has been in net for 73 games. He got the starting nod in 67 games and has played for a total of 4,138 minutes. Blackwood's quality start rate is 58.2% and he has made 39 quality starts in his hockey career. The opposition is averaging 2.68 goals/game and he has given up 185 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-155)
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