Philadelphia Flyers vs Montreal Canadiens Prediction, 4/21/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Philadelphia Flyers vs Montreal Canadiens
Date: Thursday, April 21, 2022
Location: Bell Centre in Montreal, QC
Odds/Point Spread: Flyers (+105) Canadiens (-125)
The Montreal Canadiens (20-46-11) are hosting the Philadelphia Flyers (23-43-11) at Bell Centre on Thursday. The moneyline on this contest has the Flyers at +105 and the Canadiens are at -125. The over/under is set at 7.
The Philadelphia Flyers will look for better times on the ice after their 5-2 loss to the Maple Leafs in their last contest. Philadelphia recorded 11 penalty minutes for this contest. Additionally, they had 3 opportunities with more players on the ice but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. The Flyers didn't have their best offensive outing in this loss. For the game, they netted 2 of the 39 shots they launched.
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The Flyers have had 2,617 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .893. While playing at even strength, the Flyers have allowed the opponent to score 225 goals while scoring 170 of their own. Philadelphia Flyers opponents have tallied 218 power play opportunities (16th in the NHL) and have earned 54 goals in those chances. For the current campaign, they sit with 57 points and their points percentage sits at .370. Philadelphia has taken 2,359 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 8.4%. Concerning their scoring capabilities, the Philadelphia Flyers have tallied 197 goals (28th in the NHL) for the year and have given up 279. Philadelphia has 222 power play opportunities and they have scored 27 goals out of those tries, giving them a percentage of 12.16%.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Martin Jones. For his professional hockey career, Jones is sitting with 198 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .516. His save percentage is at .907 for his 22,516 mins guarding the cage. Jones has seen 10,817 shots against him and has gathered 9,812 total saves. The opposition has racked up 1,005 goals versus Jones in his pro hockey career and his goals against average is 2.68. He has compiled an overall record of 196-149-32 and he has gotten the start in 384 games. Jones has been in goal for 393 matchups over the course of his pro hockey career.
Their last time out, Montreal squared up with the Wild in a game where the Canadiens ended up taking the loss by a mark of 2-0. They had 3 opportunities on the power play in this contest but didn't put one in the back of the net. The Canadiens converted 0 goals of the 26 shots on goal they took.
The Canadiens have earned 163 goals at even strength and 31 goals (29th in the league) while on the power play. Montreal has put up 2,274 shots (26th in the league) and has a shot percentage of 8.53%, while allowing the other team 2,655 shots. For the year, the Montreal Canadiens have earned 194 goals, 51 points, as well as a points percentage of .331. They have recorded 235 chances on the power play and they have a power play rate of 13.19%. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 74.62% on the other teams 260 power play tries, and their save percentage is 88.9%. They have granted a total of 295 goals to be scored by way of 229 goals at even strength and 66 goals while they had less men on the ice.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Sam Montembeault defending the goal. He has accounted for 1,510 saves out of the 1,694 shots tried, giving him a percentage of .891. Montembeault holds a lifetime record of 16-25-9 and has participated in 61 games. He has made the start in 47 contests and his ice time sits at 3,116 mins. Montembeault's quality start percentage sits at 40.4% and he has 19 quality starts in his hockey career. Teams are averaging 3.54 goals/game and he has allowed 184 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Montreal (-125)
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