Vancouver Canucks vs Philadelphia Flyers Prediction, 10/15/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vancouver Canucks vs Philadelphia Flyers
Date: Friday, October 15, 2021
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Canucks (+136) Flyers (-150)
Thatcher Demko and the Vancouver Canucks (23-29-4) head to Wells Fargo Center on Friday where they'll meet the Philadelphia Flyers (25-23-8). The Canucks open this game at +136 while the Flyers are priced at -150. The O/U opens at 6.
The Canucks will need a bounce back game after taking a 3-2 defeat to the Oilers in the last game they played. The Canucks didn't have their best offensive outing in this loss. In the game, they scored on 2 of the 38 shots they looked to score on. Moreover, they had 5 opportunities with more players on the ice and notched 1 goal. Vancouver earned 25 mins in the box for this game. The Corsi for the Canucks came in at 43 and the Corsi against was 53 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 44.8%. Their Fenwick was 32 and the Fenwick against was 37, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 46.4%. They accrued 11 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 26 attempts to gain puck control. When starting in the offensive zone they came in at 39.2% and their PDO was 100.0 for this one.
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Vancouver Canucks opposition had 183 power play tries (3rd in professional hockey) and came away with 37 goals in those attempts. The Canucks had 1,870 shots taken against them and held a save percentage of .900. Vancouver took 1,629 shots and were the owners of a shooting percentage of 9.1%. When playing at even strength, the Canucks let the opposition score 150 goals while getting 121. Vancouver wrapped up the season with 155 power play chances and scored 27 goals out of those attempts, earning them a rate of 17.42%. For the previous campaign, the had a total of 50 points and their points percentage was .446. Pertaining to their scoring capabilities, the Vancouver Canucks accumulated 148 goals (24th in hockey) during the previous year surrendered 187.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Thatcher Demko. Opponents have tallied 208 goals versus Demko in his NHL career and his goals against rate is 2.92. Demko has been in net for 73 matchups throughout his professional hockey career. His save percentage currently is at .911 for his 4,276 minutes in the crease. He has amassed a record of 34-31-5 and he started in 70 games. For his career, Demko has 41 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .586. Demko has seen 2,338 shots taken against him and he has 2,130 total saves.
In their last game, Philadelphia faced off against the Devils in a game where the Flyers notched a victory by a score of 4-2. Philadelphia wound up with a 53.1% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Philadelphia played and it was a good performance overall. Their Fenwick rate was 52.8% with a Fenwick of 38 and the Devils having notched a 34 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO at even strength was 105 and they had an oZS percentage of 65.0%. The Flyers had 4 goals out of the 31 shots on goal they took. They had 4 chances on the power play in this game and tallied 1 goal out of those chances.
So far this year, the Philadelphia Flyers accounted for 160 goals, 58 points, in addition to a points percentage of .518. They granted a total of 197 goals to be scored by way of 152 goals at even strength and 45 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Flyers scored 128 goals at even strength and 32 goals (15th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They had a total of 167 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 19.16%. Philadelphia has tried 1,692 shots (10th in professional hockey) and earned a shot percentage of 9.46%, while allowing their opponent 1,636 shots. They earned a penalty kill rate of 73.05% on their opposition's 167 power play tries, and their save percentage was 88.0%.
Across the ice you will find Carter Hart patrolling the crease. Hart has accrued a career mark of 49-37-9 and has been in goal for 101 games. Hart's quality start percentage is 50.5% and he has accumulated 48 quality starts in his career. He has compiled 2,532 stops out of 2,797 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save % of .905. His opponents are averaging 2.88 goals/game and he has surrendered 265 goals altogether. He got the starting nod in 95 games and has accumulated 5,529 minutes.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Vancouver (+136)
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