Philadelphia Flyers vs New Jersey Devils Prediction, 4/27/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Flyers vs New Jersey Devils
Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Flyers (-133) Devils (+110)
Prudential Center is the venue where MacKenzie Blackwood and the New Jersey Devils (14-27-7) will take on the Philadelphia Flyers (22-19-7) on Tuesday. The Flyers open this contest at -133 while the Devils are priced at +110. The over/under opens at 6.5.
The Flyers came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 4-3 win against the Devils in the last game they played. The Flyers had a impressive offensive output in the win. In the outing, they earned a goal on 4 of the 36 shots they put on net. Additionally, they had 1 power play opportunity but weren't able to convert it into a goal. Philadelphia accumulated 2 minutes in the box for this matchup. The Corsi for the Flyers was sitting at 63 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 47 which means they had a Corsi rate of 57.3%. Their Fenwick came in at 44 and the Fenwick Against sat at 38, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 53.7%. They had a tally of 27 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 24 opportunities to take control of the puck. When starting in the offensive zone they came in at 55.0% and their PDO rating was 98.7 for this one.
The Flyers have had 1,406 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .881. While at even strength, the Flyers let the opposition score 130 goals while getting 104 of their own. Philadelphia Flyers opponents have recorded 145 power play tries (12th in pro hockey) and have racked up 37 goals in those attempts. For the current campaign, they have accumulated 51 points and their points percentage is sitting at .531. Philadelphia has attempted 1,439 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 9.2%. Pertaining to their goal scoring prowess, the Philadelphia Flyers have notched 133 goals (14th in hockey) this season and have allowed 167. Philadelphia comes into tonight with 149 power play chances and they have tallied 29 goals during those advantages, garnering them a rate of 19.46%.
The player in the crease for this game is Brian Elliott. Elliott has played in 497 games during his NHL career. He has a mark of 254-152-49 and he has started in 451 games. Opponents have tallied 1,153 goals against Elliott in his career and his goals against average per game is 2.52. Elliott has had 12,941 shot attempts against him and has accrued 11,788 saves. He has a save percentage of .911 in his 27,455 minutes played. In his professional hockey career, Elliott has accounted for 248 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .550.
In their loss against Philly, the Devils PDO was 101 and their oZS percentage was 45.0%. They had 3 power play opportunities in this one but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 46.3% by earning a Fenwick of 38 and the Flyers ending the game with a 44 Fenwick at even strength. The Devils tallied 3 goals out of the 32 shots on goal they were seeking. New Jersey earned a 42.7% Corsi rating. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that New Jersey played and it shows us they played like an average team.
The Devils have earned 104 goals at even strength and 17 goals (28th in hockey) while on the power play. New Jersey has put up 1,430 shots (14th in the league) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 8.46%, while allowing their opponents 1,482 shots. On the campaign, the New Jersey Devils have accounted for 121 goals, 35 points, in addition to a points percentage of .365. They have earned 137 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 12.41%. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 69.77% on the other teams 129 chances on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 88.9%. They have granted a total of 165 goals to be scored by way of 126 goals at even strength and 39 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the ice you are going to see Mackenzie Blackwood between the pipes. He has recorded 2,752 saves out of the 3,020 shots tried, which gives him a save percentage of .911. Blackwood has compiled a career record of 41-40-12 and has participated in 99 games. He has started in 93 contests and has played for a total of 5,677 mins. Blackwood's quality start rate comes in at 54.8% and he has 51 quality starts in his professional career. Teams are averaging 2.83 goals per contest and he has conceded 268 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take New Jersey (+110)
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