Philadelphia Flyers vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction, 2/18/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Philadelphia Flyers vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Saturday, February 18, 2023
Location: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Flyers (+112) Canucks (-134)
The Philadelphia Flyers (22-24-10) are traveling to Rogers Arena on Saturday where they will go up against the Vancouver Canucks (21-30-4). The moneyline on this contest has the Flyers at +112 and the Canucks are sitting at -134. The over/under has been set at 6.
The Philadelphia Flyers will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 6-2 defeat against the Kraken their last time on the ice. The Flyers had a below average offensive performance in the loss. In the matchup, they finished 2 out of the 19 shots they put on goal. Moreover, they had 1 opportunity with more players on the ice but weren't able to convert it into a goal. Philadelphia amassed 11 minutes in the box in this game.
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When playing at even strength, the Flyers let the opposition score 139 goals while earning 124 on the offensive side of the ice. Philadelphia Flyers opponents have tallied 158 power play tries (26th in the league) and have come away with 37 goals in those chances. Pertaining to their scoring, the Philadelphia Flyers have accounted for 150 goals (26th in the National Hockey League) so far this season and have given up 176. Philadelphia has taken 1,655 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.1%. For the year, they have 54 points and their points percentage is sitting at .482. The Flyers have had 1,759 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .900. Philadelphia steps onto the ice with 164 power play opportunities and they have scored 26 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 15.85%.
The man in net for this game is Carter Hart. For his career, Hart has 89 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .497. His save percentage is at .907 for his 10,470 minutes guarding the cage. Hart has had 5,490 shot attempts taken against him and he has 4,977 total saves. The opposition has notched 513 goals against Hart in his NHL career and his goals against average is 2.94. He has amassed a mark of 78-77-25 and he started in 179 games. Hart has taken the ice for 187 games throughout his pro hockey career.
In their last contest, Vancouver squared up with the Rangers in an outing where the Canucks ended up losing by a final of 6-4. The Canucks earned 4 goals out of the 29 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 2 chances on the power play in this contest and converted 1 out of those tries.
On the year, the Vancouver Canucks have accumulated 182 goals, 46 points, in addition to a points percentage of .418. They have permitted 223 goals to be scored by way of 168 goals at even strength and 55 goals while they were shorthanded. The Canucks have 139 goals at even strength and 43 goals (9th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have a total of 186 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 23.12%. Vancouver has attempted 1,689 shots (20th in pro hockey) and has a shot percentage of 10.78%, while allowing the opposition 1,715 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 65.63% on their opponents 160 power play chances, and their save percentage sits at 87.0%.
For the opposition you are going to see Collin Delia patrolling the crease. Delia is the owner of a career record of 16-16-6 and has played in 46 games. Delia's quality start rate comes out to 41.0% and he has made 16 quality starting assignments in his career. He has racked up 1,256 stops out of 1,400 shots attempted, which gives him a percentage of .897. His opponents are averaging 3.62 goals/game and he has yielded 144 goals altogether. He has started in 39 games and has played 2,390 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Vancouver (-134)
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