Philadelphia Flyers vs Washington Capitals Prediction, 11/6/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Flyers vs Washington Capitals
Date: Saturday, November 6, 2021
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: Flyers (+125) Capitals (-161)
Capital One Arena is the site where Vitek Vanecek and the Washington Capitals (5-1-4) will take on the Philadelphia Flyers (5-2-2) on Saturday. The Capitals open this game at -161 while the Flyers are priced at +125. The over/under is set at 6.
The Flyers had a rough game after their 3-2 defeat to the Penguins in their previous outing. Their offensive zone starts were at 63.2% and they had a PDO at even strength of 94.0 for this matchup. They accumulated 21 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 27 attempts to win the puck. Their Fenwick came in at 43 and the Fenwick Against sat at 46, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 48.3%. The Corsi for the Flyers was 58 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 56 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 50.9%. Philadelphia tallied 6 penalty minutes in this matchup. Furthermore, they had 3 power play chances and scored 1 goal. The Flyers didn't have their best offensive outing in the defeat. For the game, they earned a goal on 2 of the 38 shots they tried.
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The Flyers have had 300 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .923. When playing at even strength, the Flyers have allowed 17 goals while having 24 of their own. Philadelphia Flyers opponents have 32 power play opportunities (14th in professional hockey) and have scored 6 goals in those attempts. For the current campaign, the have a total of 12 points and their points percentage comes in at .667. Philadelphia has tried 270 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 11.1%. With regard to their goal scoring prowess, the Philadelphia Flyers have notched 30 goals (9th in the NHL) so far this season and have surrendered 23. Philadelphia skates onto the rink with 27 power play opportunities and they have tallied 6 goals during those advantages, giving them a rate of 22.22%.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Carter Hart. Opponents have been able to score 282 goals versus Hart in his professional hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.84. Hart has participated in 108 games over the course of his hockey career. He has a save percentage of .907 in his 5,952 minutes guarding the cage. He has earned a win-loss mark of 52-39-11 and was named the starter in 102 games. Over the course of his time in hockey, Hart has recorded 51 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .500. Hart has had 3,027 shots against him and he has 2,745 total saves.
When they were on the ice last, Washington faced the Panthers in a matchup where the Capitals ended up losing by a final score of 5-4. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this matchup but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Capitals converted 4 goals out of the 42 shots on goal they were seeking. Their PDO at even strength was 96 and they had an oZS percentage of 69.2%. Washington wound up with a 54.8% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Washington had and it was a good performance overall. Their Fenwick rate came in at 58.1% with a Fenwick of 43 and the Panthers having a 31 Fenwick.
During this campaign, the Washington Capitals have notched a total of 36 goals, 14 points, and a points percentage of .700. They have allowed 27 goals to be scored by way of 20 goals at even strength and 7 goals while they were shorthanded. The Capitals have accumulated 29 goals at even strength and 7 goals (11th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have a tally of 37 chances on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 18.92%. Washington has put up 318 shots (12th in hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 11.32%, while allowing the other team 265 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 75.86% on the other teams 29 power play chances, and their save percentage is 89.8%.
On the other side of the ice you will find Vitek Vanecek protecting the goal. He has compiled 1,074 stops out of 1,184 shots taken against him, which gives him a rate of .907. Vanecek has earned a career record of 23-11-7 and has participated in 44 games. He got the starting nod in 43 games and has accumulated 2,476 mins. Vanecek's percentage of quality starts comes in at 46.5% and he has accumulated 20 quality starts in his pro hockey career. The opposition is averaging 2.66 goals/game and he has relinquished 110 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Washington (-161)
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