Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators Prediction, 10/22/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators
Date: Saturday, October 22, 2022
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Flyers (+138) Predators (-163)
The Nashville Predators welcome the Philadelphia Flyers at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday. The odds on this game have the Flyers at +138 and the Predators are priced at -163. The total is set at 6.
The Philadelphia Flyers were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 4-3 defeat against the Panthers their last time on the ice. Philadelphia tallied 6 penalty mins for this matchup. Moreover, they had 6 chances with the advantage and were able to score 1 goal. The Flyers had a middle of the road showing in this loss. For the outing, they scored on 3 out of the 34 shots they attempted.
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Philadelphia Flyers opponents have totaled 14 power play tries (22nd in hockey) and have a total of 3 goals in those chances. The Flyers so far have had 141 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .929. Philadelphia has taken 113 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 12.4%. While playing at even strength, the Flyers have surrendered 7 goals while earning 10 when they are on offense. Philadelphia comes into tonight with 16 power play chances and they have notched 4 goals out of those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 25.00%. For the current campaign, they have accumulated 6 points and their points percentage is .750. When discussing their scoring capabilities, the Philadelphia Flyers have accumulated 14 goals (17th in hockey) on the season and have allowed 10.
The man protecting the net in this game is Carter Hart. Hart has been in net for 149 contests over the course of his hockey career. He has a record of 65-61-16 and he has gotten the start in 142 games. Opponents have notched 408 goals versus Hart in his NHL career and his goals against average per contest is 2.95. Hart has seen 4,343 shots taken against him and has recorded 3,935 total saves. He has a save percentage of .906 for his 8,312 mins in the crease. For his career, Hart has 72 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .507.
In their last contest, Nashville played the Blue Jackets in a matchup where the Predators took a loss by a mark of 5-3. They had 5 opportunities on the power play in this matchup but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Predators tallied 3 goals of the 26 shots on goal they took.
The Predators are sitting with 14 goals at even strength and 1 goal (28th in the NHL) while on the power play. Nashville has put up 170 shots (6th in the league) and has earned a shooting percentage of 8.82%, while allowing their opponents 192 shots. So far this year, the Nashville Predators have earned 15 goals, 5 points, and a points percentage of .417. They have allowed 20 goals to be scored by of a combination of 16 goals at even strength and 4 goals while they were shorthanded. They have earned 26 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 3.85%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 84.00% on the other teams 25 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is currently 89.6%.
For the opposition you will find Juuse Saros defending the goal. Saros is sitting with a lifetime mark of 115-74-21 and has participated in 226 games. Saros' quality start rate sits at 61.4% and he has accumulated 129 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. He has gathered 6,209 saves out of the 6,755 shots attempted, giving him a save % of .919. Opponents are averaging 2.55 goals per game and he has conceded 546 goals altogether. He got the starting nod in 210 contests and his ice time sits at 12,851 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia (+138)
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