Minnesota Wild vs Philadelphia Flyers Prediction, 10/26/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Minnesota Wild vs Philadelphia Flyers
Date: Thursday, October 26, 2023
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Wild (-154) Flyers (+125)
Wells Fargo Center is the location where the Philadelphia Flyers (3-2-1) will take on the Minnesota Wild (3-2-1) on Thursday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Wild at -154 and the Flyers are coming in at +125. The total is set at 7.
The Minnesota Wild will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 7-4 win over the Oilers in their previous contest . The Wild had a good offensive output in the victory. For the outing, they converted 7 out of the 31 shots they put on goal. Furthermore, they had 3 power play opportunities but weren't able to score a goal. Minnesota accumulated 17 minutes in the box for this matchup.
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Minnesota Wild opponents have earned 19 power play opportunities (27th in professional hockey) and have a total of 4 goals in those attempts. The Wild so far have had 211 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .882. Minnesota has tried 179 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 14.0%. While at even strength, the Wild have allowed the opponent to score 21 goals while earning 21 of their own. Minnesota has 23 power play opportunities and they have tallied 4 goals during those advantages, giving them a percentage of 17.39%. For the current season, they have scored 7 points and their points percentage is .583. In reference to their scoring capabilities, the Minnesota Wild have tallied 25 goals (6th in pro hockey) on the season and have surrendered 25.
The man in goal for this game is Filip Gustavsson. The opposition has notched 176 goals versus Gustavsson in his pro career and his average for goals against per game is 2.59. Gustavsson has been involved in 70 games during his professional hockey career. He has a save percentage of .918 during his 4,074 minutes guarding the cage. He has a record of 34-23-11 and he started in 64 games. During his career on the ice, Gustavsson has earned 42 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .656. Gustavsson has seen 2,157 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 1,981 total saves.
When they were on the ice last, Philadelphia faced the Golden Knights in an outing where the Flyers ended up taking the loss by a final of 3-2. They had 2 power play opportunities in this matchup but were not able to net one. The Flyers scored 2 goals of the 28 shots on goal they took.
The Flyers have racked up 17 goals at even strength and 1 goal (29th in pro hockey) while having a power play advantage. Philadelphia has tried 200 shots (12th in hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 9.00%, while allowing the other team 166 shots. During this campaign, the Philadelphia Flyers have 18 goals, 7 points, in addition to a points percentage of .583. They have permitted 16 goals to be scored by way of 13 goals at even strength and 3 goals while they had less men on the ice. They have earned 20 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 5.00%. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 85.00% on their opponents 20 chances on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 90.4%.
Across the ice you are likely to see Carter Hart in the crease. Teams are averaging 2.94 goals per game and he has given up 568 goals overall. Hart's quality start percentage sits at 48.5% and he has qualified for 96 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He was named a starter in 198 games and his ice time sits at 11,594 mins. Hart has a career mark of 87-86-26 and has played in 206 contests. He is sitting with 5,476 saves out of the 6,044 shots attempted against him, giving him a save % of .906.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota (-154)
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