Philadelphia Flyers vs Washington Capitals Prediction, 2/7/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Flyers vs Washington Capitals
Date: Sunday, February 7, 2021
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
Odds/Point Spread: Flyers (+105) Capitals (-125)
Carter Hart and the Philadelphia Flyers (7-3-2) are headed to Capital One Arena on Sunday where they'll meet the Washington Capitals (6-2-3). The line on this contest has the Flyers coming in at +105 and the Capitals are at -125. The total has been set at 6.5.
The Flyers will need a bounce back game after taking a 2-1 defeat against the Bruins in the last game they played. The Flyers had a below average offensive outing in the defeat. While out there on the ice, they tallied a score on 1 out of the 24 shots they put on net. They also had 5 chances on the power play and were able to notch 1 goal. Philadelphia compiled 17 penalty minutes for this contest. The Corsi for the Flyers was 42 and the Corsi against was 41 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 50.6%. Their Fenwick came in at 31 and the Fenwick against finished at 29, giving them a Fenwick rate of 51.7%. They accounted for 19 face-off victories at even strength and lost on 26 attempts to win the face-off. Their starts in the offensive zone sat at 71.4% and they had a PDO at even strength of 89.5 for this one.
Philadelphia Flyers opponents have totaled 43 power play tries (6th in hockey) and have earned 12 goals in those attempts. The Flyers have had 395 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .909. Philadelphia has tried 285 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 13.7%. At even strength, the Flyers have surrendered 24 goals while earning 30 on the offensive side of the ice. Philadelphia has 38 power play chances and they have tallied 9 goals out of those attempts, earning them a percentage of 23.68%. For the year, the have a total of 16 points and their points % is .667. Concerning their scoring, the Philadelphia Flyers have earned 39 goals (5th in the NHL) on the year and have conceded 36.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Carter Hart. The opposition has racked up 202 goals against Hart in his career and his goals against average per contest is 2.68. Hart has participated in 82 games throughout his professional hockey career. His save percentage currently is at .913 in his 4,529 mins between the pipes. He has accumulated a record of 44-28-6 and he started in 78 games. Over the course of his career, Hart is sitting with 44 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .564. Hart has had 2,331 shots taken against him and has gathered 2,129 saves.
In their last contest, Washington opposed the Rangers in a game where the Capitals went home in defeat by a final of 4-2. Their PDO at even strength was 93 and their percentage of oZS was 43.5%. They had 4 power play opportunities in this contest but weren't able to score a goal. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 47.1% by compiling a Fenwick of 33 and the Rangers finishing with a 37 Fenwick. The Capitals converted 2 goals out of the 33 shots on goal they tried. Washington wound up with a 53.7% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Washington had and you can safely assume that they'll look to improve in their next outing.
Washington has tried 303 shots (18th in professional hockey) and has a shot percentage of 12.87%, while allowing the other team 360 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 79.49% on their oppositions 39 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 12.9%. They have a tally of 26 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 34.62%. The Capitals have accumulated 30 goals at even strength and 9 goals (11th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 36 goals to be scored by of a combination of 27 goals at even strength and 8 goals while they had less men on the ice. On the campaign, the Washington Capitals have notched a total of 39 goals, 15 points, and a points percentage of .682.
Across the ice you will find Vitek Vanecek in net. His opponents are averaging 2.95 goals/game and he has relinquished 27 goals altogether. Vanecek's quality start percentage is 44.4% and he has 4 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has made the start in 9 contests and his ice time sits at 549 mins. Vanecek is the owner of a lifetime mark of 5-2-2 and has been in net for 9 games. He has a tally of 278 saves out of 305 shots attempted, giving him a save % of .911.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia (+105)
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