Pittsburgh Penguins vs Philadelphia Flyers Prediction, 1/13/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Penguins vs Philadelphia Flyers
Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Penguins (+100) Flyers (-120)
Wells Fargo Center is the site where Carter Hart and the Philadelphia Flyers will take on the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Penguins coming in at +100 and the Flyers are at -120. The total is set at 6.5.
The Penguins ended their season by taking a 2 - 0 loss against the Canadiens in their previous contest. The Penguins had an offensive game that was below their expectations in this defeat. In the game, they earned a goal on 0 of the 22 shots they put on net. Furthermore, they had 2 power play attempts but weren't able to notch a goal in these power play chances. Pittsburgh racked up a total of 4 penalty mins for this matchup. The Corsi for the Penguins was 44 and the Corsi against was 50 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 46.8%. Their Fenwick was 28 and the Fenwick against at even strength sat at 34, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 45.2%. They earned 25 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 20 attempts to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 30.6% and they had a PDO at even strength of 90.0 for this one. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Montreal Canadiens put up 22 shots. They finished with a total of 4 minutes in the box and they notched 2 power play attempts.
The man in the crease for Pittsburgh is Tristan Jarry from Surrey, British Columbia. He is 24 years old and has racked up 1,926 mins minding the net last season. Jarry surrendered 2.43 GAA which had him ranking 6th in the Eastern Conference and 10th among goalies in the NHL. During the season, he surrendered 78 goals. He had a save percentage of .921 which had him ranking 5th in the Eastern Conference. During the season, the Penguins converted a total of 221 goals which had them ranked at 8th in the East and 13th in the league. Their goal differential was +25, ranking them 6th in the league. The Penguins had a total of 86 pts, which had them ranked at 7th in the league and 5th in the conference. in respect to shots on goal, they had a total of 2,204 which had them ranked at 8th in the conference and 16th in the league. As a unit, Pittsburgh had a total of 1,754 hits which means they averaged 25.4 per contest. They had a total of 774 blocks for the year.
The Flyers faced the Islanders in an outing where the Flyers took the loss by a final of 4 - 0 in their final game of the season. Philadelphia went home with a 47.2% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 42 while they surrendered a Corsi of 47. Their Fenwick rate was 41.1% by notching a Fenwick of 23 and the Islanders finishing with a 33 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Philadelphia had and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. Their PDO at even strength was 81.8 and they had an oZS percentage of 39.1%. The Flyers netted 0 goals out of the 16 shots on goal they pursued. They had 2 power play attempts in this outing but didn't score a goal. As for their opponent, the Islanders had 4 power play opportunities but were not able to score a goal. Philadelphia conceded 26 shots on goal and the Islanders earned a total of 9 penalty mins.
In goal for Philadelphia is Carter Hart who had an average campaign last year by allowing 2.42 GAA and that placed him 5th among Eastern Conference goalies and 9th in the NHL among goalies. In the 2,356 minutes he was on the ice last season, he allowed 95 goals. His save percentage was .914, which ranked him 10th among Eastern Conference goalies and 24th in the NHL among goalies. Regarding goal differential, Philly was ranked 3rd in the Eastern Conference and 4th in the league with +36. They had a total of 227 goals for the season which put them at 7th in the Eastern Conference. Philadelphia had a team save % of .903 which had them ranked 16th in the league, which means there should be some chances to score. They had a team shooting percentage of 10.5% which was good for 4th in the Eastern Conference.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (+100)
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