Philadelphia Flyers vs Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, 4/15/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Flyers vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021
Location: PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Flyers (+145) Penguins (-161)
PPG Paints Arena is the site where Tristan Jarry and the Pittsburgh Penguins (27-13-2) will take on the Philadelphia Flyers (19-17-6) on Thursday. The Penguins open this game at -161 while the Flyers are coming in at +145. The total is set at 6.
The Flyers will need a bounce back game after taking a 6-1 loss to the Capitals the last time they stepped on the ice. The offensive zone starts for them were at 56.8% and they had a PDO of 91.3 for this matchup. They earned 23 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 35 attempts to control the puck. Their Fenwick was 31 and the Fenwick Against sat at 28, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 52.5%. The Corsi for the Flyers came in at 48 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 37 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 56.5%. Philadelphia garnered 4 mins in the box for this matchup. Furthermore, they had 2 chances with the advantage but weren't able to score a goal. The Flyers didn't have their best offensive outing in this loss. For the game, they scored on 1 of the 30 shots they put on net.
When discussing their goal scoring prowess, the Philadelphia Flyers have accumulated 122 goals (12th in the National Hockey League) on the season and have given up 150. For the current campaign, they have tallied 44 points and their points percentage is .524. Philadelphia skates onto the rink with 132 power play chances and they have scored 26 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 19.70%. While playing at even strength, the Flyers have conceded 116 goals while scoring 96 themselves. Philadelphia has tried 1,258 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.7%. The Flyers have had 1,214 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .876. Philadelphia Flyers opponents have totaled 127 power play opportunities (16th in the league) and have tallied 34 goals in those chances.
The player in the crease for this game is Carter Hart. Hart has played in 100 contests during his NHL career. He has earned an overall record of 48-37-9 and he was named the starter in 94 games. The opposition has scored 264 goals against Hart in his NHL career and his goals against average is 2.90. Hart has had 2,765 shot attempts against him and has recorded 2,501 total saves. His save percentage currently is .905 during his 5,464 mins on the ice. Over the course of his pro career, Hart has 47 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .500.
In their last game, Pittsburgh opposed the Devils in a game where the Penguins got the victory by a final score of 5-2. They had 1 power play opportunity in this outing and recorded 1 on that chance. The Penguins recorded 5 goals out of the 24 shots on goal they were seeking. Their PDO at even strength was 112 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 46.9%. Pittsburgh wound up with a 43.9% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Pittsburgh had and they showed up in this game. Their Fenwick rate was 40.9% with a Fenwick of 27 and the Devils having accrued a 39 Fenwick at even strength.
Pittsburgh has tried 1,242 shots (18th in pro hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 11.51%, while allowing the opposition 1,244 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 76.80% on their oppositions 125 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 90.5%. They have a tally of 122 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 22.95%. The Penguins have accumulated 115 goals at even strength and 28 goals (11th in the NHL) while having a power play advantage. They have granted a total of 118 goals to be scored by of a combination of 89 goals at even strength and 29 goals while they were shorthanded. This season, the Pittsburgh Penguins have accounted for 143 goals, 56 points, in addition to a points percentage of .667.
Across the ice you are likely to see Tristan Jarry between the pipes. Teams are averaging 2.68 goals/game and he has given up 225 goals in total. Jarry's quality start rate sits at 61.2% and he has 52 quality starts in his hockey career. He got the starting nod in 85 games and his ice time sits at 5,030 minutes. Jarry has accumulated a career record of 51-28-6 and has been in net for 90 contests. He is sitting with 2,331 stops out of 2,556 shots taken, giving him a save percentage of .912.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (-161)
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