Anaheim Ducks vs Philadelphia Flyers Prediction, 1/17/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs Philadelphia Flyers
Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (+150) Flyers (-182)
Wells Fargo Center is the location where the Philadelphia Flyers (18-18-7) will go up against the Anaheim Ducks (12-27-4) on Tuesday. The odds on this game have Anaheim at +150 while Philadelphia is priced at -182. The betting total comes in at 7.
The Anaheim Ducks had a rough game after their 6-2 loss to the Devils their last time on the ice. The Ducks had a below average offensive outing in the defeat. In the game, they finished 2 out of the 33 shots they tried. Furthermore, they had 4 chances with extra men on the ice and scored 1 goal. Anaheim compiled 33 penalty minutes in this outing.
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With respect to their scoring capabilities, the Anaheim Ducks have accounted for 97 goals (31st in pro hockey) so far this year and have surrendered 179. For the current campaign, they have racked up 28 points and their points % is .326. Anaheim comes into the game with 125 power play opportunities and they have scored 19 goals out of those tries, giving them a percentage of 15.20%. While at even strength, the Ducks have allowed the opponent to score 135 goals while scoring 78 themselves. Anaheim has tried 1,243 shots and holds a shot percentage of 7.8%. The Ducks thus far have had 1,669 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .893. Anaheim Ducks opponents have totaled 152 power play tries (8th in pro hockey) and have scored 44 goals in those attempts.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Anthony Stolarz. For his career, Stolarz has accumulated 29 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .527. His save percentage is .911 during his 3,892 minutes between the pipes. Stolarz has seen 2,132 shot attempts against him and he has 1,943 saves. Opponents have tallied 189 goals versus Stolarz in his pro career and his goals against average per contest is 2.91. He has accumulated a mark of 25-23-7 and he has gotten the start in 55 games. Stolarz has taken the ice for 77 games during his hockey career.
When they were on the ice last, Philadelphia played the Capitals in a game where the Flyers got the win by a final score of 3-1. They had 3 attempts on the power play in this contest and scored 1 out of those chances. The Flyers netted 3 goals of the 25 shots on goal they were seeking.
The Flyers have 100 goals at even strength and 22 goals (29th in the NHL) while having more men on the ice. Philadelphia has attempted 1,276 shots (24th in pro hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 9.56%, while allowing their opponents 1,371 shots. For the season, the Philadelphia Flyers have a total of 122 goals, 43 points, in addition to a points percentage of .500. They have permitted 136 goals to be scored by way of 106 goals at even strength and 30 goals while they were shorthanded. They have earned 130 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 16.92%. They have a penalty kill rate of 76.38% on their oppositions 127 chances on the power play, and their save percentage is 90.1%.
Across the rink you are likely to see Samuel Ersson defending the net. His opponents are averaging 2.30 goals per game and he has surrendered 11 goals overall. Ersson's rate of quality starts comes in at 60.0% and he has accumulated 3 quality starts in his NHL career. He has made the start in 5 games and has racked up 287 mins. Ersson is sitting with a career mark of 4-0-0 and has been in net for 5 games. He has tallied 133 saves out of the 144 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save % of .924.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-182)
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