Philadelphia Flyers vs St. Louis Blues Prediction, 3/24/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Philadelphia Flyers vs St. Louis Blues
Date: Thursday, March 24, 2022
Location: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Flyers (+230) Blues (-285)
Enterprise Center is the site where the St. Louis Blues (35-18-9) will attempt to defeat the Philadelphia Flyers (20-32-11) on Thursday. The odds on this game have Philadelphia at +230 and St. Louis is priced at -285. The over/under is set at 5.
The Philadelphia Flyers will look for better times on the ice after their 6-3 loss to the Red Wings their last time on the ice. Philadelphia compiled 14 penalty minutes for this matchup. The Flyers had a middle of the road offensive output in the loss. They also had 2 chances with the advantage but weren't able to score. In the game, they were able to notch a goal on 3 of the 33 shots they looked to score on.
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The Flyers have had 2,132 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .899. When playing at even strength, the Flyers have surrendered 172 goals while getting 134 of their own. Philadelphia Flyers opponents have tallied 180 power play opportunities (21st in pro hockey) and have scored 44 goals in those attempts. For the season, they have recorded 51 points and their points percentage sits at .405. Philadelphia has taken 1,930 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 8.2%. Regarding scoring goals, the Philadelphia Flyers have earned 159 goals (31st in hockey) so far this year and have given up 216. Philadelphia comes into tonight with 183 power play opportunities and they have notched 25 goals during those chances, giving them a rate of 13.66%.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Carter Hart. Hart has taken the ice for 142 contests during his pro hockey career. He has accumulated an overall mark of 62-57-16 and he has gotten the start in 135 games. The opposition has been able to score 384 goals versus Hart in his pro career and his goals against rate is 2.90. Hart has seen 4,120 shots against him and he has 3,736 total saves. He has a save percentage of .907 for his 7,934 mins between the pipes. For his career, Hart has compiled 68 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .504.
In their last contest, St. Louis played the Capitals in a game where the Blues ended up with the win by a final score of 5-2. They had 4 power play opportunities in this one and netted 1 goal out of those opportunities. The Blues recorded 5 goals out of the 38 shots on goal they were seeking.
The Blues have scored 173 goals at even strength and 47 goals (6th in the league) while having more men on the ice. St. Louis has taken 1,903 shots (20th in pro hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 11.56%, while allowing their opponents 1,950 shots. For the year, the St. Louis Blues have 220 goals, 79 points, and a points percentage of .637. They have earned 179 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 26.26%. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 82.51% on their oppositions 183 power play tries, and their save percentage comes in at 91.2%. They have allowed 172 goals to be scored by way of 140 goals at even strength and 32 goals while they had less men on the ice.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Ville Husso protecting the goal. He has recorded 1,167 stops out of 1,277 shots attempted, giving him a save percentage of .914. Husso is the owner of a career mark of 25-11-5 and has played in 44 contests. He has been a starter 41 games and has accumulated 2,490 minutes. Husso's quality start percentage is 56.1% and he has earned 23 quality starts in his NHL career. Teams are averaging 2.65 goals per game and he has allowed 110 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take St. Louis (-285) and under 4.5 goals
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