Pittsburgh Penguins vs Philadelphia Flyers Prediction, 1/15/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Penguins vs Philadelphia Flyers
Date: Friday, January 15, 2021
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Penguins (-111) Flyers (-111)
Tristan Jarry and the Pittsburgh Penguins are headed to Wells Fargo Center on Friday where they'll take on the Philadelphia Flyers. The line on this matchup has the Penguins priced at -111 and the Flyers are also at -111. The over/under is set at 6.5.
The Penguins will look for better times on the ice after their 2 - 0 loss to the Canadiens their last time out last year. The Penguins had a below average offensive performance in the defeat. For the game, they earned a goal on 0 out of the 22 shots they tried. They also had 2 power play chances but weren't able to net one. Pittsburgh ended up with 4 penalty mins while out there on the ice. 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 sat at 28 and the Fenwick against at even strength sat at 34, telling us they have a rate of 45.2%. They took 25 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 20 of all total face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 30.6% and they had a PDO at even strength of 90.0 in this game. When it comes to their opponent, the Montreal Canadiens racked up a total of 22 shots. They finished with 4 penalty minutes and they earned a total of 2 power play chances.
The man protecting the net for Pittsburgh is Tristan Jarry from Surrey, British Columbia. He is 24 years old and was on the ice a total of 1,926 minutes in net last year. Jarry conceded an average of 2.43 goals against average which ranked him 6th in the East and 10th in the NHL. For the year, he allowed 78 goals. He held a save percentage of .921 which ranked him 5th in the East. The Penguins scored a total of 221 goals which was 8th in the Eastern Conference and 13th in the league. Their goal differential was +25, putting them at 6th in the league. The Penguins earned a total of 86 points, which was 7th in the league and 5th in the Eastern Conference. When discussing shots toward the net, they earned a total of 2,204 which was 8th in the Eastern Conference and 16th in the league. As a group, Pittsburgh had a total of 1,754 hits which had them averaging 25.4 per contest. They earned a total of 774 blocks for the year.
The Flyers faced off against the Islanders in a game where the Flyers went home in defeat by a mark 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 percentage came in at 41.1% with a Fenwick of 23 and the Islanders finishing with a 33 Fenwick. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Philadelphia had and it tells us that they didn't have their best game. They had a PDO at even strength of 81.8 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 39.1%. The Flyers scored 0 goals of the 16 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 2 power play chances in this outing but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. On the other side of the ice, the Islanders had 4 power play opportunities but were not able to take advantage. Philadelphia gave way to 26 shots on goal and the Islanders racked up a total of 9 minutes in the box.
In goal for Philadelphia is Carter Hart who had an ok year by allowing 2.42 goals per contest and that had him 5th among East goaltenders and 9th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 2,356 minutes he was on the ice last season, he gave up 95 goals. He held a save % of .914, which ranked him 10th among East goaltenders and 24th among goaltenders in the NHL. When talking about goal differential, Philly ranked 3rd in the East and 4th in the NHL with +36. They earned a total of 227 goals for the season which had them at 7th in the Eastern Conference. Philadelphia had a save % as a team of .903 which had them ranked 16th in the NHL, which tells us scoring chances could be there if they are opportunistic. They had a team shooting percentage of 10.5% putting them at 4th in the Eastern Conference.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-111)
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