Edmonton Oilers vs Philadelphia Flyers Prediction, 3/1/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs Philadelphia Flyers
Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Oilers (-190) Flyers (+155)
Wells Fargo Center is where the Philadelphia Flyers (16-26-10) will go up against the Edmonton Oilers (29-21-3) on Tuesday. The moneyline on this matchup has Edmonton at -190 and Philadelphia is coming in at +155. The over/under is 7.
The Edmonton Oilers will look to clean up some issues after taking a 2-1 loss against the Hurricanes the last time they stepped on the ice. Edmonton amassed 10 penalty mins in this game. Additionally, they had 4 chances with the advantage but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. The Oilers didn't have their best offensive outing in the defeat. For the outing, they tallied a score on 1 out of the 30 shots they tried.
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Concerning their scoring capabilities, the Edmonton Oilers have notched 173 goals (10th in pro hockey) so far this season and have allowed 171. For the current season, they have 61 points and their points percentage sits at .575. Edmonton has tallied 151 power play chances and they have added 40 goals out of those tries, earning them a rate of 26.49%. At even strength, the Oilers let the opposition score 132 goals while earning 133 themselves. Edmonton has taken 1,770 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.8%. The Oilers have had 1,681 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .898. Edmonton Oilers opponents have 165 power play opportunities (8th in the NHL) and have a total of 39 goals in those chances.
The player in the crease for this game is Mike Smith. In his career, Smith has recorded 325 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .529. His save percentage sits at .912 during his 37,444 mins in the crease. Smith has seen 19,137 shots against him and has gathered 17,446 saves. The opposition has been able to score 1,691 goals against Smith in his pro career and his goals against average per game is 2.71. He has earned an overall record of 288-261-77 and was named the starter in 614 games. Smith has participated in 656 matchups throughout his professional hockey career.
When they took the ice last, Philadelphia opposed the Capitals in a game where the Flyers took home the win by a mark of 2-1. The Flyers scored 2 goals of the 22 shots on goal they tried. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this contest but weren't able to put one in the back of the net.
So far this season, the Philadelphia Flyers have accumulated 131 goals, 42 points, in addition to a points percentage of .404. They have allowed 177 goals to be scored by way of 141 goals at even strength and 36 goals while they were shorthanded. The Flyers have earned 110 goals at even strength and 21 goals (30th in hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have earned 150 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 14.00%. Philadelphia has put up 1,585 shots (20th in the NHL) and has a shot percentage of 8.26%, while allowing their opponents 1,749 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 76.16% on the other teams 151 chances on the power play, and their save percentage currently comes in at 89.9%.
On the other side of the ice you will find Carter Hart patrolling the crease. Hart has accrued a career record of 59-53-15 and has participated in 134 games. Hart's quality start rate comes out to 51.2% and he has 65 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He is sitting with 3,484 stops out of the 3,842 shots tried, giving him a save percentage of .907. His opponents are averaging 2.88 goals per game and he has relinquished 358 goals altogether. He got the starting nod in 127 games and has racked up 7,456 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia (+155)
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