New Jersey Devils vs Philadelphia Flyers Prediction, 10/13/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New Jersey Devils vs Philadelphia Flyers
Date: Thursday, October 13, 2022
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Devils (-110) Flyers (-110)
The New Jersey Devils are en route to Wells Fargo Center on Thursday where they will try to defeat the Philadelphia Flyers. The moneyline on this contest has New Jersey at -110 while Philadelphia is at -110. The over/under has been set at 6.
The New Jersey Devils will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 5-3 defeat against the Red Wings in their last contest of the 2021-22 season. The Devils had a middle of the road offensive performance in this defeat. For the game, they earned a goal on 3 of the 23 shots they tried. Additionally, they had 1 power play opportunity but didn't get a goal. New Jersey amassed 4 penalty minutes for this contest.
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When playing at even strength, the Devils surrendered 260 goals while getting 210. New Jersey Devils opponents had 212 power play tries (31st in the league) and tallied 42 goals in those attempts. In reference to their goal scoring prowess, the New Jersey Devils notched 245 goals (19th in hockey) over the course of last year and conceded 302. New Jersey attempted 2,562 shots and had a shot percentage of 9.6%. For the prior campaign, they scored 63 points and their points percentage finished at .384. The Devils had 2,540 shots taken against them and had a save percentage of .881. New Jersey compiled 225 power play chances and tallied 35 goals during those advantages, garnering them a rate of 15.56%.
The man protecting the net in this game is Vitek Vanecek. The opposition has notched 198 goals against Vanecek in his professional career and his goals against average per game is 2.68. Vanecek has been involved in 79 matchups over the course of his NHL career. His save percentage sits at .908 in his 4,432 minutes between the pipes. He has amassed an overall record of 41-22-10 and got the start in 75 games. During his career on the ice, Vanecek has accumulated 36 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .480. Vanecek has seen 2,148 shots against him and has recorded 1,950 saves.
Their last time out last season, Philadelphia faced the Jets in a matchup where the Flyers ended up losing by a tally of 4-0. They had 4 power play attempts in this outing but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. The Flyers recorded 0 goals out of the 35 shots on goal they pursued.
Last year, the Philadelphia Flyers earned a total of 210 goals, 61 points, and a points percentage of .372. They permitted 294 goals to be scored by way of 237 goals at even strength and 57 goals while they were shorthanded. The Flyers finished with 180 goals at even strength and 30 goals (31st in professional hockey) while on the power play. They had a total of 239 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play rate of 12.55%. Philadelphia attempted 2,539 shots (16th in hockey) and accumulated a shooting percentage of 8.27%, while allowing the opposition 2,785 shots. They accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 75.74% on their opposition's 235 tries on the power play, and their save percentage came in at 89.4%.
Across the ice you will find Carter Hart protecting the net. His opponents are averaging 2.97 goals per contest and he has relinquished 402 goals in total. Hart's quality start percentage comes in at 49.6% and he has made 69 quality starts in his career. He has started in 139 games and has played 8,132 minutes. Hart is sitting with a career record of 62-61-16 and has played in 146 games. He has racked up 3,836 saves out of 4,238 shots taken, giving him a save percentage of .905.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take New Jersey (-110)
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