Philadelphia Flyers vs Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, 11/4/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Flyers vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Date: Thursday, November 4, 2021
Location: PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T Sportsnet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: Flyers (+210) Penguins (+145)
Carter Hart and the Philadelphia Flyers are headed to PPG Paints Arena on Thursday where they'll meet the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Flyers open this matchup at +210 while the Penguins are priced at +145. The total opens at 6.
The Flyers were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 3-0 win against the Coyotes their last time on the ice. The offensive zone starts for them were at 50.0% and they had a PDO of 110.7 for this one. They accumulated 28 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 19 opportunities to control the puck. Their Fenwick was 38 and the Fenwick against finished at 39, meaning the had a Fenwick percentage of 49.4%. The Corsi for the Flyers came in at 52 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 51 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 50.5%. Philadelphia earned 6 penalty minutes in this outing. Furthermore, they had 3 chances on the power play but weren't able to make the most of them. The Flyers had a middle of the road showing in the win. In the matchup, they scored on 3 of the 34 shots they attempted.
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In the matter of their goal scoring prowess, the Philadelphia Flyers have accumulated 28 goals (11th in pro hockey) this season and have surrendered 20. For the current campaign, they have tallied 11 points and their points % is .688. Philadelphia skates onto the rink with 24 power play opportunities and they have tallied 5 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 20.83%. While playing at even strength, the Flyers let the opposition score 14 goals while scoring 23 on the offensive side of the ice. Philadelphia has attempted 232 shots and holds a shot percentage of 12.1%. The Flyers have had 264 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .924. Philadelphia Flyers opponents have earned 30 power play opportunities (15th in the NHL) and have tallied 6 goals in those attempts.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Carter Hart. Over the course of his pro career, Hart has 52 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .515. He has a save percentage of .907 during his 5,890 mins played. Hart has seen 2,991 shots taken against him and has accrued 2,712 total saves. The opposition has notched 279 goals versus Hart in his NHL career and his goals against rate is 2.84. He has compiled a mark of 52-39-10 and he has gotten the start in 101 games. Hart has taken the ice for 107 games over the course of his hockey career.
Their last time out, Pittsburgh went up against the Devils in an outing where the Penguins took the loss by a final of 4-2. Their PDO was 99 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 51.4%. They had 5 power play opportunities in this contest but weren't able to notch a goal. Their Fenwick rate was 45.7% by amassing a Fenwick of 32 and the Devils having accrued a 38 Fenwick. The Penguins scored 2 goals of the 35 shots on goal they were seeking. Pittsburgh wound up with a 46.2% Corsi rating. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Pittsburgh played and you could say that they have had better days on the ice.
Pittsburgh has attempted 278 shots (15th in hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 9.35%, while allowing the other team 251 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 94.74% on the other teams 19 power play tries, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.4%. They have recorded 30 chances on the power play and they have a power play rate of 13.33%. The Penguins have scored 22 goals at even strength and 4 goals (26th in hockey) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 24 goals to be scored by way of 23 goals at even strength and 1 goal while they had less men on the ice. For the year, the Pittsburgh Penguins have a total of 26 goals, 8 points, as well as a points percentage of .500.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Tristan Jarry between the pipes. He is sitting with 2,770 saves out of 3,034 shots tried, which gives him a rate of .913. Jarry has earned a career record of 62-31-8 and has played in 107 games. He has started in 101 games and has been on the ice for 6,016 mins. Jarry's rate of quality starts sits at 61.4% and he has qualified for 62 quality starts in his career. His opponents are averaging 2.63 goals per contest and he has relinquished 264 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (+145)
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