Anaheim Ducks vs Philadelphia Flyers Prediction, 4/9/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs Philadelphia Flyers
Date: Saturday, April 9, 2022
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (+100) Flyers (-118)
The Anaheim Ducks (28-32-12) are traveling to Wells Fargo Center on Saturday where they will take on the Philadelphia Flyers (23-37-11). The moneyline on this matchup has the Ducks at +100 while the Flyers are priced at -118. The over/under has been set at 6.
The Anaheim Ducks had a rough game after their 4-2 defeat against the Flames in the last game they played. Anaheim recorded 6 mins in the box for this game. Additionally, they had 3 power play opportunities and scored 1 goal. The Ducks left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in this defeat. In the outing, they were able to notch a goal on 2 out of the 28 shots they put on goal.
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In the matter of their scoring capabilities, the Anaheim Ducks have accumulated 197 goals (23rd in pro hockey) so far this season and have given up 229. For the year, they sit with 68 points and their points percentage sits at .472. Anaheim is sitting with 199 power play chances and they have notched 44 goals out of those attempts, earning them a rate of 22.11%. At even strength, the Ducks have allowed the opponent to score 190 goals while getting 153 of their own. Anaheim has taken 2,132 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.2%. The Ducks have had 2,371 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .903. Anaheim Ducks opponents have amassed 200 power play opportunities (18th in professional hockey) and have come away with 39 goals in those chances.
The man in goal for this game is Anthony Stolarz. Stolarz has played in 57 games during his hockey career. He has an overall record of 20-17-6 and he started in 43 games. The opposition has scored 135 goals against Stolarz in his NHL career and his goals against average is 2.69. Stolarz has seen 1,613 shot attempts taken against him and he has 1,478 total saves. He has a save percentage of .916 for his 3,014 minutes on the ice. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Stolarz has accrued 25 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .581.
The last time they were on the ice, Philadelphia opposed the Blue Jackets in a matchup where the Flyers took home the victory by a final score of 4-1. They had 4 attempts on the power play in this outing but weren't able to notch a goal. The Flyers converted 4 goals out of the 31 shots on goal they attempted.
So far this year, the Philadelphia Flyers have earned 184 goals, 57 points, as well as a points percentage of .401. They have allowed 247 goals to be scored by of a combination of 200 goals at even strength and 47 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Flyers have earned 158 goals at even strength and 26 goals (31st in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have a total of 207 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 12.56%. Philadelphia has taken 2,182 shots (15th in professional hockey) and has a shot percentage of 8.43%, while allowing their opponents 2,414 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 76.26% on their oppositions 198 tries on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 89.8%.
Across the ice you will find Carter Hart protecting the goal. Hart has amassed a career record of 62-60-16 and has participated in 145 contests. Hart's quality start rate comes out to 50.0% and he has qualified for 69 quality starts in his pro career. He has recorded 3,829 stops out of the 4,228 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save percentage of .906. His opposition is averaging 2.95 goals/game and he has surrendered 399 goals altogether. He has started in 138 games and has played for a total of 8,112 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Anaheim (+100)
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