Nashville Predators vs Philadelphia Flyers Prediction, 2/11/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Nashville Predators vs Philadelphia Flyers
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Predators (-143) Flyers (+120)
The Philadelphia Flyers (22-22-9) will play the Nashville Predators (24-19-6) at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday. The odds on this game have Nashville at -143 while Philadelphia is coming in at +120. The over/under is 7.
The Nashville Predators will look for better times on the ice after their 5-1 defeat against the Golden Knights in their previous contest . Nashville accounted for 6 minutes in the box in this matchup. The Predators had a below average offensive performance in the defeat. Moreover, they had 2 attempts on the power play but weren't able to score. In the game, they earned a goal on 1 of the 17 shots they put on net.
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While at even strength, the Predators have allowed 112 goals while notching 110 on the offensive side of the ice. Nashville Predators opponents have 171 power play opportunities (12th in hockey) and have a total of 33 goals in those attempts. Pertaining to scoring goals, the Nashville Predators have accumulated 136 goals (27th in the NHL) on the season and have conceded 145. Nashville has attempted 1,523 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 8.9%. For the year, they have recorded 54 points and their points percentage is .551. The Predators thus far have had 1,685 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .914. Nashville steps onto the ice with 158 power play opportunities and they have added 26 goals during those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 16.46%.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Juuse Saros. For his professional hockey career, Saros has compiled 151 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .619. His save percentage is at .919 in his 14,859 mins on the ice. Saros has had 7,911 shot attempts against him and has accrued 7,273 total saves. The opposition has notched 638 goals against Saros in his career and his goals against rate is 2.58. He has earned an overall mark of 133-86-25 and he has started in 244 games. Saros has been in net for 260 contests over the course of his NHL career.
In their last game, Philadelphia faced off against the Oilers in a game where the Flyers got the tie by a final of 1-1. The Flyers earned 1 goal of the 36 shots on goal they attempted. They had 3 opportunities on the power play in this outing but weren't able to notch a goal.
The Flyers have 119 goals at even strength and 25 goals (29th in the NHL) while on the power play. Philadelphia has attempted 1,594 shots (21st in the league) and has a shooting percentage of 9.03%, while allowing the opposition 1,683 shots. So far this season, the Philadelphia Flyers have accounted for 144 goals, 53 points, in addition to a points percentage of .500. They have granted a total of 164 goals to be scored by way of 129 goals at even strength and 35 goals while they were shorthanded. They have earned 161 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 15.53%. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 77.12% on the other teams 153 power play tries, and their save percentage comes in at 90.3%.
Across the ice you are likely to see Carter Hart protecting the net. Hart holds a lifetime mark of 78-76-24 and has been in goal for 185 games. Hart's rate of quality starts is 49.7% and he has made 88 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has tallied 4,939 saves out of the 5,446 shots attempted against him, giving him a save percentage of .907. His opposition is averaging 2.93 goals per contest and he has surrendered 507 goals overall. He was named a starter in 177 games and his ice time sits at 10,378 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Nashville (-143)
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