Philadelphia Flyers vs Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, 3/6/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Flyers vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Date: Saturday, March 6, 2021
Location: PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: Sportsnet One
Odds/Point Spread: Flyers (-108) Penguins (-102)
Carter Hart and the Philadelphia Flyers (12-5-3) head to PPG Paints Arena on Saturday where they'll meet the Pittsburgh Penguins (12-9-1). The Flyers open this matchup at -108 while the Penguins are priced at -102. The over/under is set at 6.
The Flyers had a good night with a 4-3 win against the Penguins the last time they stepped on the ice. The Flyers played really well in this win. In the matchup, they netted 4 of the 35 shots they put on goal. Furthermore, they had 2 power play chances and were able to notch 1 goal. Philadelphia compiled 4 minutes in the box in this matchup. The Corsi for the Flyers came in at 43 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 39 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 52.4%. Their Fenwick came in at 37 and the Fenwick against was 32, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 53.6%. They had 24 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 24 opportunities to win the puck. When starting in the offensive zone they came in at 48.4% and they had a PDO of 100.4 for this one.
Philadelphia Flyers opponents have tallied 68 power play tries (18th in professional hockey) and have a total of 18 goals in those chances. The Flyers have had 634 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .905. Philadelphia has attempted 542 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 12.4%. While at even strength, the Flyers let the opposition score 42 goals while earning 54 when they are on offense. Philadelphia is sitting with 70 power play chances and they have notched 13 goals during those advantages, earning them a rate of 18.57%. For the current campaign, they have accumulated 27 points and their points percentage sits at .675. Pertaining to their goal scoring prowess, the Philadelphia Flyers have accumulated 67 goals (14th in hockey) this year and have allowed 60.
The player in the crease for this game is Carter Hart. Hart has been involved in 87 games during his pro hockey career. He has earned a record of 46-30-7 and was named the starter in 83 games. Opponents have been able to score 219 goals against Hart in his NHL career and his goals against average per game is 2.73. Hart has had 2,479 shot attempts taken against him and he has 2,260 total saves. His save percentage currently is .912 in his 4,813 minutes guarding the cage. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Hart has accumulated 45 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .542.
In their loss to Philly, Pittsburgh had 2 chances on the power play in this contest but weren't able to score a goal. The Penguins recorded 3 goals out of the 29 shots on goal they tried. Their PDO was 100 and they earned an oZS percentage of 51.6%. Pittsburgh had a 47.6% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Pittsburgh played and you might say they looked run of the mill in this one. Their Fenwick rate was 46.4% by notching a Fenwick of 32 and the Flyers having earned a 37 Fenwick.
For the season, the Pittsburgh Penguins have accounted for 65 goals, 25 points, in addition to a points percentage of .568. They have granted a total of 71 goals to be scored by way of 53 goals at even strength and 18 goals while they were shorthanded. The Penguins have earned 55 goals at even strength and 10 goals (27th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have earned 65 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play rate of 15.38%. Pittsburgh has attempted 640 shots (17th in the NHL) and has a shot percentage of 10.16%, while allowing the other team 656 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 73.53% on their oppositions 68 tries on the power play, and their save percentage is 89.2%.
Across the ice you will find Tristan Jarry protecting the goal. He has gathered 2,034 saves out of the 2,233 shots attempted against him, giving him a rate of .911. Jarry has compiled a career mark of 42-27-5 and has played in 78 contests. He has started in 73 contests and has played for a total of 4,391 minutes. Jarry's quality start percentage comes in at 58.9% and he has qualified for 43 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. Opponents are averaging 2.72 goals/game and he has conceded 199 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-108)
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