Philadelphia Flyers vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, 3/25/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Philadelphia Flyers vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Friday, March 25, 2022
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
TV: Altitude Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Flyers (+330) Avalanche (-430)
Ball Arena is the location where the Colorado Avalanche (45-14-5) will meet the Philadelphia Flyers (20-32-11) on Friday. The moneyline on this contest has the Flyers at +330 and the Avalanche are sitting at -430. The total comes in at 7.
The Philadelphia Flyers will look to clean up some issues after taking a 6-3 defeat against the Red Wings in their previous outing. The Flyers offense didn't overly impress in the defeat. For the game, they earned a goal on 3 out of the 33 shots they put on goal. Furthermore, they had 2 power play opportunities but didn't get a goal. Philadelphia accounted for 14 penalty minutes for this game.
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The Flyers have had 2,132 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .899. When at even strength, the Flyers have allowed the opponent to score 172 goals while having 134 of their own. Philadelphia Flyers opponents have amassed 180 power play opportunities (22nd in hockey) and have come away with 44 goals in those chances. For the current campaign, they sit with 51 points and their points percentage is .405. Philadelphia has taken 1,930 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 8.2%. In the matter of their scoring capabilities, the Philadelphia Flyers have accumulated 159 goals (31st in the league) on the season and have given up 216. Philadelphia has tallied 183 power play opportunities and they have notched 25 goals out of those tries, giving them a rate of 13.66%.
The man in goal for this game is Carter Hart. Hart has participated in 142 contests during his pro hockey career. He has compiled a record of 62-57-16 and he has gotten the start in 135 games. The opposition has scored 384 goals against Hart in his career and his goals against average per game is 2.90. Hart has had 4,120 shots taken against him and has amassed 3,736 total saves. His save percentage currently is at .907 for his 7,934 mins guarding the cage. Throughout his time in hockey, Hart has compiled 68 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .504.
In their last game, Colorado played the Canucks in a game where the Avalanche took the loss by a score of 3-1. They had 5 power play chances in this matchup and recorded 1 goal out of those tries. The Avalanche scored 1 goal of the 33 shots on goal they tried.
Colorado has put up 2,233 shots (7th in pro hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 10.84%, while allowing their opponents 2,005 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 78.72% on the other teams 188 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 91.2%. They have a total of 223 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 24.66%. The Avalanche have 187 goals at even strength and 55 goals (1st in the NHL) while having more men on the ice. They have permitted 177 goals to be scored by way of 137 goals at even strength and 40 goals while they were shorthanded. On the season, the Colorado Avalanche have tallied 242 goals, 95 points, and a points percentage of .742.
For the opposition you are going to see Darcy Kuemper patrolling the crease. He has accounted for 7,383 saves out of the 8,044 shots taken against him, giving him a percentage of .918. Kuemper is the owner of a career record of 136-92-34 and has participated in 287 games. He has started in 270 contests and his ice time sits at 16,134 mins. Kuemper's quality start rate comes out to 57.0% and he has 154 quality starts in his career. His opposition is averaging 2.46 goals per game and he has given up 661 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Colorado (-430) and under 6.5 goals
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