Minnesota Wild vs Philadelphia Flyers Prediction, 3/3/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Minnesota Wild vs Philadelphia Flyers
Date: Thursday, March 3, 2022
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Wild (-225) Flyers (+180)
The Philadelphia Flyers (16-27-10) host the Minnesota Wild (31-17-3) at Wells Fargo Center on Thursday. The moneyline on this matchup has Minnesota at -225 while Philadelphia is priced at +180. The over/under is set at 6.
The Minnesota Wild will look for better times on the ice after their 5-1 loss to the Flames in the last game they played. The Wild didn't have their best offensive outing in the defeat. For the game, they earned a goal on 1 out of the 33 shots they attempted. In addition, they had 4 power play tries but weren't able to make the most of them. Minnesota recorded 17 penalty mins in this game.
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Minnesota Wild opponents have 172 power play opportunities (5th in professional hockey) and have come away with 38 goals in those chances. The Wild have had 1,655 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .904. Minnesota has attempted 1,650 shots and has a shooting percentage of 11.3%. At even strength, the Wild have conceded 121 goals while scoring 156 as an offensive unit. Minnesota skates onto the rink with 159 power play opportunities and they have tallied 31 goals during those advantages, earning them a rate of 19.50%. For the current season, they have recorded 65 points and their points % is .637. In relation to scoring goals, the Minnesota Wild have earned 187 goals (4th in the league) over the course of the season and have surrendered 159.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Cam Talbot. During his career on the ice, Talbot has accrued 193 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .529. He has a save percentage of .915 for his 21,725 minutes played. Talbot has had 11,200 shots taken against him and has recorded 10,244 saves. The opposition has scored 956 goals against Talbot in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.64. He has an overall record of 188-142-31 and he was named the starter in 365 games. Talbot has played in 379 games throughout his hockey career.
In their last game, Philadelphia went up against the Oilers in a matchup where the Flyers went home in defeat by a tally of 3-0. They had 2 power play opportunities in this one but weren't able to score a goal. The Flyers converted 0 goals of the 39 shots on goal they pursued.
Philadelphia has tried 1,624 shots (17th in pro hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 8.07%, while allowing their opponents 1,781 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 76.28% on their opponents 156 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 89.9%. They have a total of 152 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 13.82%. The Flyers are sitting with 110 goals at even strength and 21 goals (30th in hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have allowed 180 goals to be scored by of a combination of 143 goals at even strength and 37 goals while they had less men on the ice. This season, the Philadelphia Flyers have earned 131 goals, 42 points, in addition to a points percentage of .396.
Across the rink you are going to see Carter Hart defending the goal. He has recorded 3,513 stops out of 3,873 shots attempted, which gives him a percentage of .907. Hart is the owner of a lifetime record of 59-54-15 and has participated in 135 games. He has started in 128 games and has been on the ice for 7,516 minutes. Hart's percentage of quality starts comes out to 51.6% and he has 66 quality starts in his professional career. Teams are averaging 2.87 goals per contest and he has given up 360 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia (+180)
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