Philadelphia Flyers vs New York Rangers Prediction, 4/22/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Flyers vs New York Rangers
Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Flyers (+125) Rangers (-145)
Carter Hart and the Philadelphia Flyers (20-18-7) travel to Madison Square Garden on Thursday where they'll meet the New York Rangers (23-17-6). The line on this contest has the Flyers coming in at +125 and the Rangers are at -145. The total opens at 6.
The Flyers will look to clean up some issues after taking a 1-0 loss to the Islanders in the last game they played. When starting in the offensive zone they came in at 40.4% and they had a PDO at even strength of 95.8 in this one. They accrued 25 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 16 opportunities to take control of the puck. Their Fenwick was 37 and the Fenwick against finished at 36, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 50.7%. The Corsi for the Flyers sat at 52 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 46 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 53.1%. Philadelphia compiled 2 minutes in the box in this outing. Additionally, they had 1 power play attempt but weren't able to convert it into a goal. The Flyers didn't have their best offensive outing in the defeat. In the outing, they walked away having not converted any of the 30 shots they put on goal.
The Flyers have had 1,315 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .880. When playing at even strength, the Flyers have allowed the opponent to score 122 goals while earning 99 on offense. Philadelphia Flyers opponents have earned 137 power play tries (17th in the NHL) and have scored 36 goals in those chances. For the current campaign, they have accumulated 47 points and their points percentage comes in at .522. Philadelphia has tried 1,340 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.4%. When talking about their scoring capabilities, the Philadelphia Flyers have racked up 126 goals (16th in hockey) for the season and have conceded 158. Philadelphia has accumulated 140 power play opportunities and they have notched 27 goals out of those tries, giving them a percentage of 19.29%.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Carter Hart. Over the course of his pro career, Hart has 48 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .505. His save percentage currently is .905 in his 5,529 mins on the ice. Hart has had 2,797 shots against him and has gathered 2,532 total saves. Opponents have racked up 265 goals against Hart in his career and his goals against average per contest is 2.88. He has accumulated a record of 49-37-9 and he has started in 95 games. Hart has participated in 101 matchups throughout his pro hockey career.
Their last time out, New York faced the Islanders in a game where the Rangers were on the wrong end of the score by a tally of 6-1. New York wound up with a 54.2% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game New York had and we'd say it was a below average outing in all. Their Fenwick rate was 48.3% by way of having a Fenwick of 29 and the Islanders finishing with a 31 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO was 84 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 52.4%. The Rangers recorded 1 goal of the 26 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 2 power play attempts in this one but weren't able to put one in the back of the net.
New York has put up 1,340 shots (17th in pro hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 11.27%, while allowing the opposition 1,330 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 84.67% on their opponents 137 power play tries, and their save percentage is currently 90.8%. They have recorded 156 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 20.51%. The Rangers have tallied 119 goals at even strength and 32 goals (9th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 122 goals to be scored by way of 101 goals at even strength and 21 goals while they had less men on the ice. During this campaign, the New York Rangers have earned 151 goals, 52 points, as well as a points percentage of .565.
Across the rink you are going to see Igor Shesterkin patrolling the crease. His opponents are averaging 2.45 goals per game and he has relinquished 91 goals overall. Shesterkin's quality start rate is 70.3% and he has qualified for 26 quality starts in his pro career. He has made the start in 37 games and has played for a total of 2,226 minutes. Shesterkin has earned a lifetime mark of 23-12-3 and has participated in 40 games. He is sitting with 1,105 saves out of 1,196 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save percentage of .924.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia (+125)
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