Philadelphia Flyers vs Calgary Flames Prediction, 2/20/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Philadelphia Flyers vs Calgary Flames
Date: Monday, February 20, 2023
Location: Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Flyers (+184) Flames (-225)
Scotiabank Saddledome is the location where the Calgary Flames (26-19-11) will attempt to defeat the Philadelphia Flyers (22-25-10) on Monday. The moneyline on this game has Philadelphia at +184 while Calgary is sitting at -225. The over/under has been set at 7.
The Philadelphia Flyers were on the losing side of the ice with a 6-2 loss to the Canucks in their previous contest . Philadelphia compiled 4 penalty minutes in this contest. The Flyers offense left a lot to be desired in this loss. In addition, they had 2 power play opportunities and were able to score 1 goal. In the game, they were able to notch a goal on 2 of the 37 shots they launched.
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When at even strength, the Flyers have given up 144 goals while notching 125 themselves. Philadelphia Flyers opponents have amassed 160 power play opportunities (25th in the NHL) and have racked up 38 goals in those chances. In reference to their scoring capabilities, the Philadelphia Flyers have notched 152 goals (26th in the National Hockey League) this year and have given up 182. Philadelphia has taken 1,692 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.0%. For the season, the have a total of 54 points and their points % is .474. The Flyers have had 1,782 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .898. Philadelphia comes into tonight with 166 power play chances and they have notched 27 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 16.27%.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Carter Hart. In his career, Hart is sitting with 89 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .494. His save percentage currently is at .906 for his 10,528 mins played. Hart has had 5,511 shot attempts taken against him and he has 4,994 total saves. Opponents have been able to score 517 goals against Hart in his NHL career and his average for goals against per game is 2.95. He has earned a record of 78-78-25 and got the start in 180 games. Hart has taken the ice for 188 contests over the course of his hockey career.
In their last game, Calgary faced the Rangers in a game where the Flames took home the victory by a mark of 3-2. They had 3 opportunities on the power play in this one and recorded 1 out of those attempts. The Flames converted 3 goals out of the 32 shots on goal they took.
Calgary has taken 1,983 shots (2nd in the league) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 8.88%, while allowing the opposition 1,533 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 81.41% on the other teams 199 power play chances, and their save percentage sits at 89.0%. They have a tally of 175 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 19.43%. The Flames have earned 142 goals at even strength and 34 goals (21st in professional hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have permitted 169 goals to be scored by way of 132 goals at even strength and 37 goals while they had less men on the ice. So far this year, the Calgary Flames have earned a total of 176 goals, 63 points, and a points percentage of .563.
On the other side of the ice you will find Jacob Markstrom protecting the goal. His opponents are averaging 2.71 goals per game and he has conceded 1,072 goals altogether. Markstrom's quality start rate sits at 52.4% and he has accumulated 209 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. He has been a starter 399 games and has been on the ice for 23,765 minutes. Markstrom has a career record of 184-165-50 and has played in 415 games. He is sitting with 10,853 saves out of the 11,925 shots attempted, giving him a save % of .910.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia (+184)
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