Philadelphia Flyers vs Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, 2/15/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Philadelphia Flyers vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Date: Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Location: PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T Sportsnet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: Flyers (+230) Penguins (-285)
The Pittsburgh Penguins (30-11-8) will play the Philadelphia Flyers (15-24-8) at PPG Paints Arena on Tuesday. The odds on this game have Philadelphia at +230 while Pittsburgh opens at -285. The over/under is set at 6.
The Philadelphia Flyers will look to clean up some issues after taking a 4-2 loss against the Red Wings in their previous outing. Philadelphia tallied 6 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Flyers had a below average offensive outing in the defeat. Furthermore, they had 3 power play attempts and netted 1 goal. In the game, they tallied a score on 2 of the 34 shots they put on goal.
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In terms of their scoring capabilities, the Philadelphia Flyers have tallied 118 goals (28th in the National Hockey League) on the year and have given up 158. For the current campaign, they have recorded 38 points and their points percentage is .404. Philadelphia has compiled 135 power play opportunities and they have added 20 goals during those advantages, giving them a rate of 14.81%. While at even strength, the Flyers have conceded 126 goals while getting 98 of their own. Philadelphia has attempted 1,436 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 8.2%. The Flyers have had 1,605 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .902. Philadelphia Flyers opponents have totaled 139 power play opportunities (11th in hockey) and have earned 32 goals in those attempts.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Carter Hart. Hart has been involved in 132 games during his NHL career. He has compiled a record of 58-53-14 and he has gotten the start in 125 games. Opponents have been able to score 352 goals against Hart in his NHL career and his average for goals against per game is 2.88. Hart has seen 3,780 shot attempts against him and has recorded 3,428 saves. He has a save percentage of .907 for his 7,336 minutes in the crease. In his professional hockey career, Hart has earned 64 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .512.
Their last time out, Pittsburgh went up against the Devils in a game where the Penguins notched a win by a score of 4-2. They had 3 chances on the power play in this one but didn't put one in the back of the net. The Penguins tallied 4 goals out of the 35 shots on goal they tried.
Pittsburgh has tried 1,697 shots (2nd in hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 9.55%, while allowing their opponents 1,483 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 87.29% on their opponents 118 tries on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 91.7%. They have earned 145 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play rate of 21.38%. The Penguins have racked up 131 goals at even strength and 31 goals (12th in professional hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have permitted 123 goals to be scored by of a combination of 108 goals at even strength and 15 goals while they had less men on the ice. So far this year, the Pittsburgh Penguins are sitting with 162 goals, 68 points, in addition to a points percentage of .694.
On the other side of the ice you will find Tristan Jarry in goal. He has recorded 3,656 saves out of the 3,992 shots tried, which gives him a rate of .916. Jarry has a career record of 84-37-13 and has been in goal for 140 games. He has started in 132 contests and has played 7,971 minutes. Jarry's quality start rate is 62.1% and he has 82 quality starts in his career. His opposition is averaging 2.53 goals per contest and he has allowed 336 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia (+230)
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