Philadelphia Flyers vs New Jersey Devils Prediction, 12/8/2021 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Philadelphia Flyers vs New Jersey Devils
Date: Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Flyers (+104) Devils (-125)
Carter Hart and the Philadelphia Flyers (8-11-4) are headed to Prudential Center on Wednesday where they'll meet the New Jersey Devils (9-9-5). The Devils open this game at -125 while the Flyers are coming in at +104. The O/U opens at 6.
The Flyers will look to clean up some issues after taking a 7-5 defeat to the Avalanche in the last game they played. Their offensive zone starts were at 37.1% and their PDO was 102.8 for this game. They recorded 28 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 26 opportunities to control the puck. Their Fenwick was 34 and the Fenwick against was 44, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 43.6%. The Corsi for the Flyers came in at 49 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 54 which means they had a Corsi rate of 47.6%. Philadelphia accumulated 6 mins in the box in this matchup. They also had 3 opportunities with more players on the ice and netted 1 goal. The Flyers had a solid offensive output and it showed in the defeat. In the matchup, they finished 5 out of the 32 shots they put on goal.
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Regarding their goal scoring prowess, the Philadelphia Flyers have notched 56 goals (29th in the league) for the season and have allowed 77. For the current season, they have recorded 20 points and their points percentage sits at .435. Philadelphia comes into the game with 70 power play chances and they have notched 10 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 14.29%. While at even strength, the Flyers have allowed 62 goals while scoring 46 on the offensive side of the ice. Philadelphia has attempted 723 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 7.8%. The Flyers have had 802 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .904. Philadelphia Flyers opponents have 74 power play tries (11th in pro hockey) and have notched 15 goals in those attempts.
The man in goal for this game is Carter Hart. Over the course of his career, Hart has tallied 55 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .500. His save percentage is .906 for his 6,402 minutes between the pipes. Hart has had 3,279 shots against him and he has 2,971 saves. Opponents have been able to score 308 goals against Hart in his professional career and his goals against average per contest is 2.89. He has accumulated a win-loss mark of 54-44-12 and he has gotten the start in 110 games. Hart has taken the ice for 116 matchups over the course of his hockey career.
In their last contest, New Jersey faced the Senators in an outing where the Devils ended up losing by a mark of 3-2. Their PDO was 100 and their oZS percentage was 30.8%. They had 1 power play attempt in this matchup but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 59.3% by way of having a Fenwick of 51 and the Senators having earned a 35 Fenwick at even strength. The Devils recorded 2 goals out of the 24 shots on goal they took. New Jersey wound up with a 60.9% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game New Jersey had and you might say they will look for a better outcome in their next outing.
So far this year, the New Jersey Devils have 66 goals, 23 points, in addition to a points percentage of .500. They have permitted 75 goals to be scored by of a combination of 60 goals at even strength and 15 goals while they were shorthanded. The Devils have accumulated 58 goals at even strength and 8 goals (30th in pro hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have recorded 61 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 13.11%. New Jersey has attempted 737 shots (17th in the NHL) and has earned a shooting percentage of 8.96%, while allowing the opposition 728 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 80.52% on the other teams 77 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 89.7%.
On the other side of the ice you will find Mackenzie Blackwood between the pipes. Blackwood has amassed a career record of 50-44-15 and has been in net for 117 games. Blackwood's quality start rate is 54.5% and he has 60 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has gathered 3,238 saves out of the 3,556 shots attempted, giving him a save percentage of .911. His opponents are averaging 2.85 goals per game and he has allowed 318 goals in total. He has made the start in 110 games and has been on the ice for 6,684 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take New Jersey (-125)
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