Philadelphia Flyers vs Washington Capitals Prediction, 5/8/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Flyers vs Washington Capitals
Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Flyers (+168) Capitals (-195)
Capital One Arena is the venue where Vitek Vanecek and the Washington Capitals (34-14-5) will take on the Philadelphia Flyers (23-23-7) on Saturday. The Capitals open this game at -195 while the Flyers are priced at +168. The total has been set at 6.5.
The Flyers were on the losing side of the ice with a 7-3 defeat to the Penguins in the last game they played. The Flyers had an average offensive output in the loss. In the game, they tallied a score on 3 of the 33 shots they attempted. Additionally, they had 1 chance with the advantage but weren't able to make the most of that try. Philadelphia had 9 minutes in the box for this contest. The Corsi for the Flyers was sitting at 58 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 44 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 56.9%. Their Fenwick was 47 and the Fenwick Against sat at 35, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 57.3%. They accumulated 34 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 25 opportunities to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts were at 43.6% and their PDO rating was 90.4 in this one.
The Flyers have had 1,541 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .876. At even strength, the Flyers have allowed the opponent to score 146 goals while getting 120 of their own. Philadelphia Flyers opponents have 160 power play tries (11th in the league) and have tallied 45 goals in those attempts. For the current campaign, they sit with 53 points and their points percentage is sitting at .500. Philadelphia has taken 1,603 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.4%. In the matter of their goal scoring prowess, the Philadelphia Flyers have accounted for 151 goals (14th in the league) for the year and have conceded 191. Philadelphia steps onto the ice with 159 power play chances and they have added 31 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 19.50%.
The man in goal for this game is Alex Lyon. Opponents have scored 52 goals versus Lyon in his pro career and his goals against rate is 3.30. Lyon has participated in 21 games over the course of his pro hockey career. His save percentage currently is .888 in his 946 mins played. He has compiled a win-loss mark of 6-7-1 and he has started in 14 games. During his career on the ice, Lyon has earned 4 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .286. Lyon has seen 465 shots taken against him and has recorded 413 saves.
In their last game, Washington went up against the Rangers in an outing where the Capitals took home the win by a final of 4-2. Washington wound up with a 64.3% Corsi rating. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Washington played and we'd say they played well overall. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 64.0% by notching a Fenwick of 32 and the Rangers finishing with a 18 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO at even strength was 95 and they had an oZS percentage of 61.0%. The Capitals tallied 4 goals out of the 35 shots on goal they pursued. They had 7 chances on the power play in this one and scored 2 out of those chances.
The Capitals have racked up 144 goals at even strength and 38 goals (6th in the league) while on the power play. Washington has attempted 1,545 shots (22nd in the NHL) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 11.78%, while allowing the other team 1,529 shots. For the year, the Washington Capitals have accumulated 182 goals, 73 points, in addition to a points percentage of .689. They have a total of 147 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 25.85%. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 83.44% on their oppositions 157 chances on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 89.9%. They have granted a total of 155 goals to be scored by way of 129 goals at even strength and 26 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the rink you will find Vitek Vanecek in net. Vanecek has amassed a career mark of 20-9-4 and has been in goal for 35 contests. Vanecek's rate of quality starts comes out to 50.0% and he has 17 quality starts in his pro hockey career. He has accounted for 887 saves out of the 978 shots taken, giving him a save percentage of .907. His opponents are averaging 2.73 goals per contest and he has yielded 91 goals in total. He has started in 34 games and has been on the ice for 1,997 minutes.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Washington (-195) and under 6.5 goals
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