Nashville Predators vs Philadelphia Flyers Prediction, 3/17/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Nashville Predators vs Philadelphia Flyers
Date: Thursday, March 17, 2022
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Predators (-167) Flyers (+140)
Wells Fargo Center is the location where the Philadelphia Flyers (18-30-11) will attempt to beat the Nashville Predators (34-21-4) on Thursday. The line on this contest has Nashville at -167 while Philadelphia is opening at +140. The over/under comes in at 6.
The Nashville Predators came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 6-2 win against the Wild their last time on the ice. Nashville had 11 penalty mins in this contest. In addition, they had 3 opportunities with more players on the ice and were able to notch 1 goal. The Predators had a good offensive output in the win. In the game, they netted 6 out of the 25 shots they looked to score on.
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Concerning their scoring capabilities, the Nashville Predators have earned 188 goals (13th in hockey) so far this season and have allowed 164. For the season, they sit with 72 points and their points % is .610. Nashville skates onto the rink with 180 power play chances and they have tallied 44 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 24.44%. While playing at even strength, the Predators have conceded 123 goals while notching 144 of their own. Nashville has attempted 1,728 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 10.9%. The Predators have had 1,855 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .912. Nashville Predators opponents have earned 203 power play opportunities (2nd in hockey) and have earned 41 goals in those chances.
The man protecting the net in this game is Juuse Saros. In his career, Saros has accumulated 116 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .617. He has a save percentage of .921 in his 11,585 minutes guarding the cage. Saros has had 6,063 shots taken against him and has recorded 5,584 saves. The opposition has scored 479 goals against Saros in his pro hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.48. He has earned a win-loss record of 104-65-20 and was named the starter in 188 games. Saros has taken the ice for 204 games during his NHL career.
In their last outing, Philadelphia faced off against the Canadiens in a game where the Flyers ended up taking the loss by a final score of 4-3. The Flyers converted 3 goals out of the 30 shots on goal they attempted. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this one but weren't able to put one in the back of the net.
The Flyers have racked up 125 goals at even strength and 23 goals (31st in the league) while on the power play. Philadelphia has put up 1,798 shots (18th in hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 8.23%, while allowing the opposition 2,004 shots. So far this season, the Philadelphia Flyers have earned a total of 148 goals, 47 points, in addition to a points percentage of .398. They have recorded 170 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play rate of 13.53%. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 75.58% on the other teams 172 power play chances, and their save percentage comes in at 89.9%. They have permitted 202 goals to be scored by way of 160 goals at even strength and 42 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the rink you will find Carter Hart in net. He has racked up 3,655 saves out of the 4,030 shots taken against him, which gives him a rate of .907. Hart holds a career mark of 60-56-16 and has participated in 139 games. He got the starting nod in 132 contests and has accumulated 7,755 minutes. Hart's quality start percentage is 50.8% and he has qualified for 67 quality starting assignments in his pro career. The opposition is averaging 2.90 goals per game and he has conceded 375 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Nashville (-167)
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