Columbus Blue Jackets vs Philadelphia Flyers Prediction, 12/20/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Columbus Blue Jackets vs Philadelphia Flyers
Date: Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Blue Jackets (+114) Flyers (-137)
Wells Fargo Center is the location where the Philadelphia Flyers (10-15-7) will compete against the Columbus Blue Jackets (10-18-2) on Tuesday. The line on this matchup has the Blue Jackets at +114 and the Flyers are coming in at -137. The total is 6.
The Columbus Blue Jackets will need a bounce back game after taking a 4-2 loss to the Bruins in their previous game. Columbus accounted for 8 penalty mins for this matchup. In addition, they had 5 power play opportunities and were able to score 2 goals. The Blue Jackets had a below average offensive outing in this loss. For the game, they tallied a score on 2 out of the 33 shots they put on goal.
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Regarding their goal scoring prowess, the Columbus Blue Jackets have notched 83 goals (27th in the NHL) so far this year and have given up 122. For the season, they have 22 points and their points percentage is .367. Columbus has compiled 84 power play opportunities and they have added 13 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 15.48%. While at even strength, the Blue Jackets have surrendered 100 goals while having 70 of their own. Columbus has attempted 880 shots and has a shot percentage of 9.4%. The Blue Jackets have had 1,062 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .885. Columbus Blue Jackets opponents have amassed 98 power play tries (22nd in the league) and have a total of 22 goals in those chances.
The player in the crease for this game is Daniil Tarasov. Tarasov has participated in 13 contests throughout his NHL career. He has an overall mark of 2-7-1 and he has started in 11 games. The opposition has been able to score 33 goals against Tarasov in his pro career and his goals against average per game is 3.04. Tarasov has seen 395 shot attempts taken against him and has gathered 362 saves. His save percentage currently is at .916 for his 652 mins on the ice. Over the course of his pro career, Tarasov has tallied 7 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .636.
In their last outing, Philadelphia played the Rangers in an outing where the Flyers ended up losing by a tally of 6-3. They had 4 power play opportunities in this one but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Flyers netted 3 goals of the 32 shots on goal they attempted.
Philadelphia has attempted 936 shots (23rd in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 8.23%, while allowing the opposition 1,026 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 75.26% on the other teams 97 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 89.8%. They have earned 97 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 15.46%. The Flyers have racked up 62 goals at even strength and 15 goals (29th in hockey) while on the power play. They have permitted 105 goals to be scored by of a combination of 81 goals at even strength and 24 goals while they were shorthanded. On the campaign, the Philadelphia Flyers have 77 goals, 27 points, as well as a points percentage of .422.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Carter Hart in net. Hart has compiled a career mark of 71-70-22 and has played in 170 games. Hart's quality start percentage is 49.7% and he has accumulated 81 quality starts in his NHL career. He has accounted for 4,535 saves out of 5,004 shots attempted against him, giving him a percentage of .906. Teams are averaging 2.94 goals/game and he has yielded 469 goals overall. He has been a starter 163 contests and has played 9,560 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Columbus (+114)
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