Philadelphia Flyers vs New Jersey Devils Prediction, 12/15/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Philadelphia Flyers vs New Jersey Devils
Date: Thursday, December 15, 2022
Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Flyers (+198) Devils (-245)
The New Jersey Devils (21-6-2) are hosting the Philadelphia Flyers (9-14-7) at Prudential Center on Thursday. The moneyline on this matchup has Philadelphia at +198 while New Jersey is coming in at -245. The over/under is 7.
The Philadelphia Flyers will look to clean up some issues after taking a 3-2 loss to the Avalanche in their previous contest . Philadelphia amassed 6 penalty mins in this contest. Additionally, they had 2 attempts on the power play but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. The Flyers didn't have their best offensive outing in the defeat. For the game, they converted 2 of the 28 shots they tried.
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Pertaining to their scoring capabilities, the Philadelphia Flyers have racked up 72 goals (29th in the National Hockey League) on the year and have given up 98. For the year, they have tallied 25 points and their points percentage sits at .417. Philadelphia has 88 power play opportunities and they have added 14 goals during those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 15.91%. When at even strength, the Flyers have allowed the opponent to score 75 goals while earning 58 on offense. Philadelphia has tried 880 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 8.2%. The Flyers thus far have had 943 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .896. Philadelphia Flyers opponents have 93 power play tries (18th in the league) and have come away with 23 goals in those chances.
The man in net for this game is Carter Hart. Opponents have scored 464 goals against Hart in his NHL career and his average for goals against per game is 2.95. Hart has been involved in 168 matchups during his hockey career. His save percentage currently sits at .906 in his 9,441 mins played. He has compiled a win-loss mark of 70-69-22 and he started in 161 games. In his career, Hart has recorded 80 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .497. Hart has seen 4,922 shots against him and has recorded 4,458 total saves.
In their last outing, New Jersey played the Stars in a matchup where the Devils went home in defeat by a mark of 4-1. They had 2 chances on the power play in this contest but weren't able to notch a goal. The Devils had 1 goal out of the 36 shots on goal they attempted.
The Devils have tallied 86 goals at even strength and 18 goals (24th in hockey) while on the power play. New Jersey has tried 1,007 shots (3rd in hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 10.33%, while allowing the other team 773 shots. On the year, the New Jersey Devils have tallied 104 goals, 44 points, as well as a points percentage of .759. They have granted a total of 71 goals to be scored by of a combination of 54 goals at even strength and 17 goals while they had less men on the ice. They have earned 89 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 20.22%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 81.32% on their oppositions 91 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 90.8%.
Across the ice you will find Vitek Vanecek defending the net. Vanecek has earned a career record of 53-24-12 and has been in goal for 98 games. Vanecek's quality start rate is 51.1% and he has accumulated 47 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has recorded 2,374 stops out of 2,613 shots tried, which gives him a save % of .909. Teams are averaging 2.63 goals per game and he has relinquished 239 goals altogether. He has made the start in 92 games and has played 5,461 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia (+198)
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