Philadelphia Flyers vs Montreal Canadiens Prediction, 11/19/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Philadelphia Flyers vs Montreal Canadiens
Date: Saturday, November 19, 2022
Location: Bell Centre in Montreal, QC
Odds/Point Spread: Flyers (+106) Canadiens (-128)
The Philadelphia Flyers (7-7-3) are on their way to Bell Centre on Saturday where they will compete against the Montreal Canadiens (8-8-1). The moneyline on this game has the Flyers at +106 and the Canadiens are coming in at -128. The over/under is set at 6.
The Philadelphia Flyers were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 4-1 loss against the Bruins in their previous game. Philadelphia compiled 8 minutes in the box in this matchup. In addition, they had 4 chances with the advantage and were able to net 1 goal. The Flyers had a below average offensive performance in this defeat. In the game, they tallied a score on 1 out of the 23 shots they attempted.
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Pertaining to their scoring, the Philadelphia Flyers have accounted for 42 goals (30th in the National Hockey League) on the campaign and have surrendered 52. For the year, they have tallied 17 points and their points percentage is .500. Philadelphia comes into the game with 56 power play opportunities and they have notched 10 goals out of those tries, garnering them a rate of 17.86%. When at even strength, the Flyers have given up 38 goals while scoring 32 themselves. Philadelphia has taken 496 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 8.5%. The Flyers have had 581 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .910. Philadelphia Flyers opponents have earned 54 power play opportunities (25th in professional hockey) and have tallied 14 goals in those chances.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Carter Hart. Over the course of his career, Hart has recorded 76 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .503. His save percentage is at .907 for his 8,861 minutes between the pipes. Hart has had 4,652 shot attempts against him and has accrued 4,219 saves. The opposition has racked up 433 goals versus Hart in his pro hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.93. He has compiled a win-loss record of 68-64-19 and he has gotten the start in 151 games. Hart has been in net for 158 games throughout his pro hockey career.
In their last game, Montreal faced off against the Blue Jackets in a game where the Canadiens went home in defeat by a final score of 6-4. They had 3 power play opportunities in this matchup and notched 1 out of those tries. The Canadiens scored 4 goals of the 42 shots on goal they were seeking.
So far this season, the Montreal Canadiens have earned a total of 51 goals, 17 points, in addition to a points percentage of .500. They have permitted 59 goals to be scored by of a combination of 48 goals at even strength and 11 goals while they were shorthanded. The Canadiens have scored 43 goals at even strength and 8 goals (30th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have a total of 47 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 17.02%. Montreal has put up 523 shots (19th in professional hockey) and has a shot percentage of 9.75%, while allowing the opposition 569 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 80.00% on their oppositions 55 tries on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 89.6%.
Across the ice you will find Jake Allen defending the goal. He has tallied 9,094 stops out of 9,985 shots taken against him, which gives him a save percentage of .911. Allen has compiled a career mark of 173-132-35 and has been in net for 364 games. He has started in 344 contests and has racked up 20,414 minutes. Allen's rate of quality starts is 53.2% and he has made 183 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. Teams are averaging 2.62 goals/game and he has yielded 891 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Montreal (-128)
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