Philadelphia Flyers vs Washington Capitals Prediction, 2/9/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Flyers vs Washington Capitals
Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
Odds/Point Spread: Flyers (-125) Capitals (+105)
Capital One Arena is the venue where Vitek Vanecek and the Washington Capitals (6-3-3) will take on the Philadelphia Flyers (8-3-2) on Tuesday. The Capitals open this contest at +105 while the Flyers are coming in at -125. The O/U has been set at 6.5.
The Flyers were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 7-4 win over the Capitals the last time they stepped on the ice. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 55.0% and their PDO rating was 124.2 for this one. They recorded 20 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 20 attempts to win the face-off. Their Fenwick came in at 39 and the Fenwick Against sat at 48, giving them a Fenwick rate of 44.8%. The Corsi for the Flyers came in at 51 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 57 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 47.2%. Philadelphia garnered 8 minutes in the box in this outing. In addition, they had 4 power play opportunities but weren't able to net one. The Flyers had a good offensive performance and it was apparent in this win. For the matchup, they finished 7 out of the 23 shots they attempted.
Philadelphia Flyers opponents have tallied 44 power play opportunities (7th in hockey) and have a total of 13 goals in those chances. The Flyers have had 432 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .907. Philadelphia has attempted 308 shots and holds a shot percentage of 14.9%. When playing at even strength, the Flyers have conceded 27 goals while getting 37 on offense. Philadelphia is sitting with 42 power play opportunities and they have tallied 9 goals out of those tries, giving them a percentage of 21.43%. For the year, they have tallied 18 points and their points percentage is sitting at .692. With regard to scoring goals, the Philadelphia Flyers have racked up 46 goals (3rd in hockey) on the year and have surrendered 40.
The man protecting the net in this game is Carter Hart. In his career, Hart has accounted for 44 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .557. His save percentage currently is .913 during his 4,589 mins between the pipes. Hart has had 2,368 shot attempts against him and he has 2,162 total saves. Opponents have scored 206 goals versus Hart in his NHL career and his goals against average is 2.69. He has a record of 45-28-6 and he was named the starter in 79 games. Hart has participated in 83 games over the course of his NHL career.
In their loss to Philly, the Capitals PDO at even strength was 76 and their percentage of oZS was 45.0%. They had 1 power play attempt in this one and notched 1 on that chance. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 55.2% by earning a Fenwick of 48 and the Flyers ending the game with a 39 Fenwick at even strength. The Capitals earned 4 goals of the 37 shots on goal they attempted. Washington wrapped up this game with a 52.8% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Washington played and they looked good in this game.
Washington has put up 340 shots (14th in the NHL) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 12.65%, while allowing their opponents 383 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 81.40% on their oppositions 43 power play tries, and their save percentage is currently 12.6%. They have a tally of 27 chances on the power play and they have a power play rate of 37.04%. The Capitals have accumulated 33 goals at even strength and 10 goals (10th in hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have allowed 43 goals to be scored by of a combination of 34 goals at even strength and 8 goals while they had less men on the ice. This season, the Washington Capitals have notched a total of 43 goals, 15 points, in addition to a points percentage of .625.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Vitek Vanecek in goal. The opposition is averaging 3.18 goals per contest and he has given up 31 goals in total. Vanecek's quality start rate sits at 40.0% and he has 4 quality starting assignments in his career. He has made the start in 10 games and has played 586 minutes. Vanecek is sitting with a career mark of 5-2-2 and has participated in 10 games. He has racked up 288 saves out of 319 shots attempted, which gives him a save percentage of .903.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-125)
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