Philadelphia Flyers vs Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, 3/2/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Flyers vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Location: PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Flyers (+100) Penguins (-120)
PPG Paints Arena is the site where Tristan Jarry and the Pittsburgh Penguins (11-8-1) will play the Philadelphia Flyers (11-4-3) on Tuesday. The Penguins open this contest at -120 while the Flyers are coming in at +100. The over/under opens at 6.
The Flyers went home feeling good about their game by earning a 3-0 victory over the Sabres their last time on the ice. Their starts in the offensive zone sat at 47.6% and they had a PDO of 109.7 for this one. They recorded 20 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 13 attempts to win the puck. Their Fenwick came in at 40 and the Fenwick against finished at 29, meaning the had a Fenwick percentage of 58.0%. The Corsi for the Flyers sat at 44 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 35 which means they had a Corsi rate of 55.7%. Philadelphia amassed 4 minutes in the box in this contest. Moreover, they had 2 opportunities with more players on the ice but weren't able to score. The Flyers had an average offensive outing in this win. In the game, they were able to notch a goal on 3 out of the 38 shots they put on net.
Philadelphia Flyers opponents have amassed 63 power play tries (20th in hockey) and have scored 17 goals in those attempts. The Flyers have had 578 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .910. Philadelphia has taken 465 shots and holds a shot percentage of 13.1%. When playing at even strength, the Flyers have allowed the opponent to score 35 goals while earning 49 as an offensive unit. Philadelphia is sitting with 63 power play opportunities and they have tallied 12 goals out of those tries, garnering them a percentage of 19.05%. For the current season, they have racked up 25 points and their points percentage comes in at .694. In relation to their scoring, the Philadelphia Flyers have accumulated 61 goals (12th in the league) on the season and have surrendered 52.
The player in the crease for this game is Carter Hart. For his professional hockey career, Hart has earned 45 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .549. His save percentage is .913 for his 4,753 mins between the pipes. Hart has seen 2,452 shots against him and he has 2,238 total saves. Opponents have notched 214 goals versus Hart in his professional hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.70. He has earned a record of 46-29-7 and he was named the starter in 82 games. Hart has played in 86 matchups during his NHL career.
When they were on the ice last, Pittsburgh faced off against the Islanders in an outing where the Penguins took the defeat by a final of 2-0. Pittsburgh went home with a 45.8% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Pittsburgh played and the stats tell us that they didn't play well overall. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 44.4% by earning a Fenwick of 24 and the Islanders having notched a 30 Fenwick. They had a PDO at even strength of 100 and they had an oZS percentage of 57.1%. The Penguins recorded 0 goals out of the 20 shots on goal they tried. They had 2 power play chances in this matchup but weren't able to score a goal.
Pittsburgh has tried 584 shots (19th in the NHL) and has earned a shot percentage of 9.76%, while allowing their opponents 579 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 72.13% on their oppositions 61 tries on the power play, and their save percentage is 88.8%. They have recorded 60 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 15.00%. The Penguins have accumulated 48 goals at even strength and 9 goals (26th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 65 goals to be scored by of a combination of 48 goals at even strength and 17 goals while they had less men on the ice. Over the course of the season, the Pittsburgh Penguins have accumulated 57 goals, 23 points, in addition to a points percentage of .575.
On the other side of the ice you will find Tristan Jarry in goal. Opponents are averaging 2.71 goals per game and he has relinquished 193 goals overall. Jarry's quality start rate is 59.2% and he has made 42 quality starts in his pro hockey career. He has made the start in 71 contests and has played for a total of 4,272 minutes. Jarry is the owner of a lifetime mark of 41-26-5 and has participated in 76 games. He has a tally of 1,963 saves out of 2,156 shots attempted, which gives him a percentage of .910.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia (+100)
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