Pittsburgh Penguins vs Philadelphia Flyers Prediction, 4/24/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Penguins vs Philadelphia Flyers
Date: Sunday, April 24, 2022
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Penguins (-250) Flyers (+205)
The Pittsburgh Penguins (44-23-11) are hitting the road to Wells Fargo Center on Sunday where they will go up against the Philadelphia Flyers (24-43-11). The line on this contest has the Penguins at -250 and the Flyers are sitting at +205. The over/under comes in at 6.
The Pittsburgh Penguins came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 4-0 win against the Bruins in their previous contest. Pittsburgh garnered 2 penalty minutes for this matchup. Moreover, they had 1 power play try but didn't get a goal. The Penguins had a solid offensive performance and it showed in the victory. For the outing, they finished 4 of the 32 shots they tried.
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The Penguins have had 2,430 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .914. When at even strength, the Penguins have surrendered 181 goals while earning 206 themselves. Pittsburgh Penguins opponents have totaled 198 power play opportunities (31st in hockey) and have scored 27 goals in those chances. For the season, they have recorded 99 points and their points % is .635. Pittsburgh has tried 2,689 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.5%. In the matter of their scoring, the Pittsburgh Penguins have earned 255 goals (11th in the National Hockey League) so far this year and have given up 208. Pittsburgh comes into tonight with 238 power play chances and they have notched 49 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 20.59%.
The man in goal for this game is Casey DeSmith. DeSmith has participated in 93 contests over the course of his professional hockey career. He has accumulated a mark of 41-27-11 and he started in 79 games. Opponents have been able to score 222 goals versus DeSmith in his career and his goals against rate is 2.65. DeSmith has seen 2,626 shot attempts against him and he has 2,404 saves. His save percentage is at .915 during his 5,018 mins guarding the cage. For his career, DeSmith has accounted for 44 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .557.
Their last time out, Philadelphia squared up with the Canadiens in a matchup where the Flyers ended up with the win by a final score of 6-3. The Flyers tallied 6 goals of the 34 shots on goal they took. They had 3 power play opportunities in this outing but didn't score a goal.
The Flyers are sitting with 176 goals at even strength and 27 goals (31st in pro hockey) while on the power play. Philadelphia has tried 2,393 shots (16th in hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 8.48%, while allowing the opposition 2,651 shots. This season, the Philadelphia Flyers are sitting with 203 goals, 59 points, as well as a points percentage of .378. They have earned 225 power play chances and they have earned a power play percentage of 12.00%. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 75.34% on their opponents 219 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 89.4%. They have granted a total of 282 goals to be scored by way of 228 goals at even strength and 54 goals while they were shorthanded.
For the opposition you will find Martin Jones patrolling the crease. He has accrued 9,843 stops out of the 10,851 shots taken against him, which gives him a save % of .907. Jones has a lifetime mark of 197-149-32 and has participated in 394 contests. He was named a starter in 385 games and has played for a total of 22,576 mins. Jones' percentage of quality starts is 51.7% and he has 199 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. Opponents are averaging 2.68 goals/game and he has yielded 1,008 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (-250)
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