Montreal Canadiens vs Philadelphia Flyers Prediction, 2/24/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Montreal Canadiens vs Philadelphia Flyers
Date: Friday, February 24, 2023
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Canadiens (+128) Flyers (-154)
The Philadelphia Flyers (23-26-10) welcome the Montreal Canadiens (24-29-4) at Wells Fargo Center on Friday. The odds on this game have the Canadiens at +128 and the Flyers open at -154. The total is 6.
The Montreal Canadiens had a good night with a 5-2 victory over the Devils in their previous contest . The Canadiens had a great offensive game plan going into this one and it showed in the victory. In the game, they were able to notch a goal on 5 of the 18 shots they put on net. Additionally, they had 2 power play opportunities but didn't convert them into a score. Montreal accounted for 6 penalty minutes in this matchup.
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Pertaining to their goal scoring prowess, the Montreal Canadiens have accumulated 152 goals (29th in the National Hockey League) on the year and have allowed 207. For the season, they have 52 points and their points percentage sits at .456. Montreal comes into the game with 174 power play chances and they have notched 29 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 16.67%. While playing at even strength, the Canadiens let the opposition score 154 goals while having 123 of their own. Montreal has tried 1,582 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.6%. The Canadiens thus far have had 1,938 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .893. Montreal Canadiens opponents have tallied 201 power play tries (7th in pro hockey) and have come away with 53 goals in those attempts.
The man in goal for this game is Jake Allen. The opposition has notched 966 goals versus Allen in his pro hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.67. Allen has been involved in 385 games over the course of his pro hockey career. His save percentage currently sits at .909 in his 21,678 mins between the pipes. He has accumulated an overall record of 180-144-37 and he has gotten the start in 365 games. Over the course of his pro career, Allen is sitting with 191 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .523. Allen has seen 10,668 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 9,702 saves.
In their last game, Philadelphia faced off against the Oilers in a game where the Flyers ended up taking the loss by a final score of 4-2. The Flyers notched 2 goals of the 26 shots on goal they took. They had 3 opportunities on the power play in this outing but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal.
Philadelphia has taken 1,740 shots (22nd in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 9.08%, while allowing the opposition 1,844 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 76.19% on their oppositions 168 power play chances, and their save percentage sits at 89.8%. They have a tally of 171 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 15.79%. The Flyers have racked up 131 goals at even strength and 27 goals (30th in the league) while having a power play advantage. They have granted a total of 189 goals to be scored by way of 149 goals at even strength and 40 goals while they had less men on the ice. This season, the Philadelphia Flyers have notched a total of 158 goals, 56 points, in addition to a points percentage of .475.
On the other side of the ice you will find Carter Hart defending the goal. His opposition is averaging 2.95 goals per game and he has relinquished 520 goals in total. Hart's quality start rate comes in at 49.2% and he has made 89 quality starts in his NHL career. He got the starting nod in 181 games and his ice time sits at 10,585 minutes. Hart has accumulated a lifetime record of 78-79-25 and has participated in 189 games. He has recorded 5,017 saves out of 5,537 shots attempted, giving him a percentage of .906.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-154)
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