Philadelphia Flyers vs New York Rangers Prediction, 3/17/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Flyers vs New York Rangers
Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Flyers (-129) Rangers (+115)
Igor Shesterkin and the New York Rangers (11-12-4) host the Philadelphia Flyers (14-9-3) at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday. The Flyers open this matchup at -129 while the Rangers are coming in at +115. The O/U opens at 5.5.
The Flyers were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 5-4 victory against the Rangers in their last game. The Corsi for the Flyers came in at 32 and the Corsi against was 44 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 42.1%. When starting in the offensive zone they sat at 56.3% and their PDO was 93.6 for this one. Philadelphia amassed 12 minutes in the box in this game. The Flyers had a good offensive outing and it showed in the victory. Their Fenwick was 29 and the Fenwick against finished at 31, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 48.3%. They tallied 31 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 19 opportunities to win the puck. In addition, they had 5 chances with extra men on the ice and notched 2 goals. In the outing, they finished 5 out of the 30 shots they tried.
With regard to their scoring capabilities, the Philadelphia Flyers have earned 87 goals (12th in the NHL) over the course of the season and have given up 85. For the current campaign, they sit with 31 points and their points % is .596. Philadelphia comes into the game with 92 power play opportunities and they have scored 19 goals during those chances, giving them a percentage of 20.65%. While at even strength, the Flyers have surrendered 64 goals while scoring 68 on offense. Philadelphia has taken 729 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 11.9%. The Flyers have had 777 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .891. Philadelphia Flyers opponents have amassed 81 power play tries (23rd in pro hockey) and have earned 21 goals in those chances.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Carter Hart. Over the course of his time in hockey, Hart has accumulated 46 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .535. His save percentage currently is at .909 during his 4,986 mins guarding the cage. Hart has had 2,551 shot attempts taken against him and he has 2,320 total saves. Opponents have scored 231 goals against Hart in his pro hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.78. He has accumulated a win-loss record of 47-32-7 and he has gotten the start in 86 games. Hart has played in 91 matchups over the course of his NHL career.
In their loss to Philly, the Rangers PDO at even strength was 106 and they earned an oZS percentage of 43.8%. They had 3 attempts on the power play in this one but weren't able to score a goal. Their Fenwick percentage was 51.7% by tallying a Fenwick of 31 and the Flyers having notched a 29 Fenwick at even strength. The Rangers tallied 4 goals of the 24 shots on goal they tried. New York wound up with a 57.9% Corsi rate. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that New York played and we'd say they played well overall.
The Rangers have tallied 61 goals at even strength and 14 goals (26th in professional hockey) while having more men on the ice. New York has attempted 797 shots (23rd in the league) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.41%, while allowing the other team 776 shots. So far this season, the New York Rangers have earned 75 goals, 26 points, as well as a points percentage of .481. They have a tally of 99 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play rate of 14.14%. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 85.56% on their opponents 90 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 90.3%. They have allowed 75 goals to be scored by way of 62 goals at even strength and 13 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the ice you are likely to see Igor Shesterkin in goal. He has compiled 757 saves out of the 817 shots taken against him, which gives him a save percentage of .927. Shesterkin has compiled a career mark of 16-9-1 and has participated in 27 contests. He got the starting nod in 25 games and has been on the ice for 1,496 minutes. Shesterkin's quality start percentage is 68.0% and he has made 17 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. His opponents are averaging 2.41 goals per contest and he has given up 60 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take New York (+115)
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