Philadelphia Flyers vs Ottawa Senators Prediction, 3/18/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Philadelphia Flyers vs Ottawa Senators
Date: Friday, March 18, 2022
Location: Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Flyers (-110) Senators (-110)
The Ottawa Senators (21-34-5) will go up against the Philadelphia Flyers (18-30-11) at Canadian Tire Centre on Friday. The moneyline on this contest has the Flyers at -110 while the Senators open at -110. The over/under is 6.
The Philadelphia Flyers will need a bounce back game after taking a 4-3 loss to the Canadiens in their last game. Philadelphia tallied 4 penalty minutes for this game. Furthermore, they had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to make the most of them. The Flyers had an average offensive output in this loss. For the outing, they scored on 3 out of the 30 shots they tried.
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The Flyers have had 2,004 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .899. While playing at even strength, the Flyers have allowed the opponent to score 160 goals while notching 125 on the offensive side of the ice. Philadelphia Flyers opponents have earned 172 power play opportunities (19th in the league) and have tallied 42 goals in those attempts. For the year, they have recorded 47 points and their points percentage comes in at .398. Philadelphia has taken 1,798 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 8.2%. When talking about scoring goals, the Philadelphia Flyers have notched 148 goals (31st in pro hockey) so far this year and have conceded 202. Philadelphia comes into the game with 170 power play opportunities and they have notched 23 goals out of those chances, giving them a percentage of 13.53%.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Martin Jones. Jones has been involved in 383 contests over the course of his hockey career. He has accumulated a record of 193-143-32 and he has gotten the start in 375 games. The opposition has racked up 969 goals versus Jones in his career and his goals against average per game is 2.65. Jones has seen 10,491 shot attempts taken against him and has garnered 9,522 saves. His save percentage currently is .908 for his 21,942 mins on the ice. Over the course of his pro career, Jones has accrued 194 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .517.
In their last contest, Ottawa played the Blue Jackets in an outing where the Senators ended up taking the loss by a score of 4-1. They had 2 power play attempts in this outing but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. The Senators scored 1 goal of the 31 shots on goal they tried.
The Senators are sitting with 125 goals at even strength and 32 goals (22nd in professional hockey) while having a power play advantage. Ottawa has attempted 1,809 shots (20th in the league) and has a shot percentage of 8.68%, while allowing the other team 2,008 shots. So far this season, the Ottawa Senators are sitting with 157 goals, 47 points, in addition to a points percentage of .392. They have recorded 177 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 18.08%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 80.00% on the other teams 185 chances on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.2%. They have allowed 197 goals to be scored by way of 160 goals at even strength and 37 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the ice you are going to see Anton Forsberg defending the net. His opponents are averaging 3.08 goals per contest and he has conceded 226 goals in total. Forsberg's rate of quality starts sits at 50.0% and he has 39 quality starts in his pro career. He has started in 78 games and has racked up 4,407 mins. Forsberg has a lifetime mark of 28-41-7 and has participated in 86 games. He has racked up 2,220 saves out of the 2,446 shots tried, giving him a save percentage of .908.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-110)
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