Philadelphia Flyers vs Washington Capitals Prediction, 4/13/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Flyers vs Washington Capitals
Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
Odds/Point Spread: Flyers (+135) Capitals (-162)
Capital One Arena is the site where Ilya Samsonov and the Washington Capitals (27-11-4) will play the Philadelphia Flyers (19-16-6) on Tuesday. The Flyers open this game at +135 while the Capitals are coming in at -162. The O/U opens at 6.5.
The Flyers will look for better times on the ice after their 5-3 loss against the Sabres in their previous outing. The Flyers had an average offensive outing in the loss. In the game, they scored on 3 of the 43 shots they launched. Furthermore, they had 1 power play opportunity and were able to notch 1 goal. Philadelphia accounted for 4 penalty minutes in this contest. The Corsi for the Flyers came in at 67 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 50 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 57.3%. Their Fenwick was 57 and the Fenwick against was 37, giving them a Fenwick rate of 60.6%. They accrued 33 face-off victories when at even strength and were beaten on 26 opportunities to take control of the puck. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 46.1% and their PDO was 88.9 for this game.
Philadelphia Flyers opponents have amassed 124 power play opportunities (18th in pro hockey) and have a total of 31 goals in those attempts. The Flyers have had 1,182 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .878. Philadelphia has attempted 1,228 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.9%. While at even strength, the Flyers let the opposition score 113 goals while having 95 on the offensive side of the ice. Philadelphia comes into the game with 130 power play chances and they have tallied 26 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 20.00%. For the season, the have a total of 44 points and their points % is .537. In regard to their scoring capabilities, the Philadelphia Flyers have accumulated 121 goals (13th in the league) on the campaign and have surrendered 144.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Carter Hart. Over the course of his pro career, Hart has accrued 47 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .500. His save percentage currently sits at .905 for his 5,464 mins in the crease. Hart has had 2,765 shots taken against him and has amassed 2,501 saves. The opposition has racked up 264 goals versus Hart in his professional hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.90. He has amassed a record of 48-37-9 and he has started in 94 games. Hart has played in 100 contests throughout his professional hockey career.
In their last contest, Washington squared up with the Bruins in a matchup where the Capitals notched a win by a final score of 8-1. They had 6 power play opportunities in this outing and recorded 3 out of those opportunities. The Capitals recorded 8 goals out of the 33 shots on goal they were seeking. Their PDO at even strength was 129 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 33.3%. Washington wrapped up this game with a 39.2% Corsi rating. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Washington played and they showed out in this one. Their Fenwick percentage was 39.7% by tallying a Fenwick of 27 and the Bruins ending the game with a 41 Fenwick at even strength.
The Capitals are sitting with 116 goals at even strength and 28 goals (10th in the NHL) while having a power play advantage. Washington has attempted 1,183 shots (25th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 12.17%, while allowing the opposition 1,240 shots. This season, the Washington Capitals have earned a total of 144 goals, 58 points, in addition to a points percentage of .690. They have a total of 110 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 25.45%. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 82.81% on their oppositions 128 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently comes in at 90.0%. They have granted a total of 124 goals to be scored by way of 102 goals at even strength and 22 goals while they had less men on the ice.
For the opposition you will find Ilya Samsonov patrolling the crease. Samsonov is sitting with a career record of 25-9-3 and has been in net for 40 games. Samsonov's quality start percentage sits at 51.4% and he has accumulated 18 quality starts in his professional career. He has a tally of 958 saves out of 1,057 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save % of .906. His opposition is averaging 2.70 goals per contest and he has given up 99 goals in total. He has started in 35 games and has played for a total of 2,199 mins.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia (+135)
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