Philadelphia Flyers vs New Jersey Devils Prediction, 2/25/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Philadelphia Flyers vs New Jersey Devils
Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023
Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Flyers (+225) Devils (-275)
The New Jersey Devils (38-15-5) will try to defeat the Philadelphia Flyers (23-26-10) at Prudential Center on Saturday. The moneyline on this contest has the Flyers at +225 and the Devils are coming in at -275. The betting total comes in at 7.
The Philadelphia Flyers were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 4-2 loss to the Oilers in their previous contest . Philadelphia recorded 8 penalty minutes in this contest. The Flyers had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in this loss. In addition, they had 3 power play tries but weren't able to score. In the game, they tallied a score on 2 of the 26 shots they put on net.
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When playing at even strength, the Flyers have allowed 149 goals while earning 131 themselves. Philadelphia Flyers opponents have tallied 168 power play opportunities (24th in professional hockey) and have scored 40 goals in those attempts. With regard to their scoring, the Philadelphia Flyers have accumulated 158 goals (27th in the National Hockey League) so far this year and have given up 189. Philadelphia has tried 1,740 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.1%. For the current season, they have earned 56 points and their points percentage sits at .475. The Flyers so far have had 1,844 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .898. Philadelphia is sitting with 171 power play opportunities and they have scored 27 goals during those advantages, giving them a rate of 15.79%.
The man protecting the net in this game is Carter Hart. Opponents have notched 520 goals versus Hart in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.95. Hart has played in 189 games throughout his hockey career. His save percentage currently sits at .906 for his 10,585 minutes played. He has a win-loss mark of 78-79-25 and he has started in 181 games. For his professional hockey career, Hart has accrued 89 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .492. Hart has had 5,537 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 5,017 saves.
Their last time out, New Jersey opposed the Kings in a game where the Devils took home the win by a score of 4-3. The Devils converted 4 goals out of the 32 shots on goal they tried. They had 4 opportunities on the power play in this matchup but were not able to net one.
New Jersey has taken 1,986 shots (3rd in pro hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 10.07%, while allowing the opposition 1,646 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 81.25% on their oppositions 176 power play tries, and their save percentage comes in at 90.6%. They have a total of 170 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 20.59%. The Devils have tallied 165 goals at even strength and 35 goals (20th in the league) while having a power play advantage. They have permitted 155 goals to be scored by of a combination of 122 goals at even strength and 33 goals while they were shorthanded. During this campaign, the New Jersey Devils have a total of 200 goals, 81 points, as well as a points percentage of .698.
Across the ice you are going to see Vitek Vanecek patrolling the crease. His opposition is averaging 2.58 goals/game and he has allowed 282 goals altogether. Vanecek's quality start percentage sits at 54.5% and he has 60 quality starts in his NHL career. He has started in 110 games and has played 6,559 minutes. Vanecek is sitting with a career record of 66-28-13 and has participated in 117 contests. He has gathered 2,834 stops out of the 3,116 shots taken, which gives him a save percentage of .909.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take New Jersey (-275)
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