Washington Capitals vs Philadelphia Flyers Prediction, 3/7/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Capitals vs Philadelphia Flyers
Date: Sunday, March 7, 2021
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Capitals (+120) Flyers (-143)
Wells Fargo Center is the venue where Carter Hart and the Philadelphia Flyers (12-5-3) will play the Washington Capitals (13-6-4) on Sunday. The Flyers open this matchup at -143 while the Capitals are priced at +120. The over/under opens at 6.5.
The Capitals will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 5-1 loss against the Bruins the last time they stepped on the ice. The Corsi for the Capitals sat at 33 and the Corsi against was 35 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 48.5%. When starting in the offensive zone they came in at 55.2% and they had a PDO of 79.3 for this game. Washington garnered 26 penalty mins in this game. The Capitals had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in the defeat. Their Fenwick came in at 26 and the Fenwick Against sat at 29, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 47.3%. They accumulated 20 face-off victories at even strength and lost on 24 attempts to take control of the puck. In addition, they had 3 power play opportunities but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. In the game, they earned a goal on 1 of the 32 shots they tried.
Washington Capitals opponents have tallied 74 power play opportunities (13th in the league) and have a total of 14 goals in those attempts. The Capitals have had 675 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .892. Washington has attempted 666 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 11.1%. While at even strength, the Capitals have allowed 59 goals while earning 58 on the offensive side of the ice. Washington skates onto the rink with 60 power play opportunities and they have scored 16 goals out of those attempts, earning them a percentage of 26.67%. For the year, they have recorded 30 points and their points percentage is sitting at .652. Concerning their scoring, the Washington Capitals have accounted for 74 goals (9th in the National Hockey League) on the season and have given up 73.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Vitek Vanecek. In his career, Vanecek has accounted for 10 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .526. His save percentage currently sits at .906 for his 1,105 mins guarding the cage. Vanecek has seen 554 shot attempts against him and has accrued 502 total saves. The opposition has scored 52 goals against Vanecek in his pro hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.82. He has amassed a win-loss mark of 10-5-3 and he was named the starter in 19 games. Vanecek has participated in 19 games throughout his hockey career.
In their last contest, Philadelphia opposed the Penguins in a game where the Flyers got the victory by a tally of 4-3. They had a PDO at even strength of 100 and they had an oZS percentage of 48.4%. They had 2 power play chances in this contest and scored 1 out of those chances. Their Fenwick percentage was 53.6% by accumulating a Fenwick of 37 and the Penguins earning a 32 Fenwick at even strength. The Flyers recorded 4 goals of the 35 shots on goal they attempted. Philadelphia wound up with a 52.4% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Philadelphia played and we'd say they played well overall.
On the season, the Philadelphia Flyers have tallied 67 goals, 27 points, and a points percentage of .675. They have permitted 60 goals to be scored by of a combination of 42 goals at even strength and 18 goals while they were shorthanded. The Flyers are sitting with 54 goals at even strength and 13 goals (22nd in the league) while having more men on the ice. They have a total of 70 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 18.57%. Philadelphia has attempted 542 shots (30th in the league) and has earned a shooting percentage of 12.36%, while allowing their opponents 634 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 73.53% on their oppositions 68 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 90.5%.
Across the ice you will find Carter Hart patrolling the crease. He has recorded 2,260 saves out of the 2,479 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save % of .912. Hart has earned a lifetime mark of 46-30-7 and has played in 87 games. He has started in 83 games and has played 4,813 minutes. Hart's rate of quality starts sits at 54.2% and he has 45 quality starts in his hockey career. Teams are averaging 2.73 goals per game and he has conceded 219 goals altogether.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-143) and under 6.5 goals
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