Detroit Red Wings at Philadelphia Flyers - 2/9/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Detroit Red Wings at Philadelphia Flyers - 2/9/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by nhl.com

Philadelphia Flyers (15-22-8) vs Detroit Red Wings (20-21-6)

Game Info: Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)

Betting Odds: Philadelphia Flyers +120 / Detroit Red Wings +175 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

 

The Philadelphia Flyers host the Detroit Red Wings in Wednesday NHL Action

The Philadelphia Flyers come into this road contest with an overall record of 15-22-8. Through 45 games, the Flyers are 6th in the Metropolitan Division. On the season, they have found the net 113 times, good for a rank of 28th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Philadelphia is the 24th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.29 goals per game. So far, the Flyers have a strength of schedule rating of 15th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 29th ranked team in the NHL.

The Detroit Red Wings get set to host the Philadelphia Flyers with an overall record of 20-21-6. This mark places them 5th in the Atlantic division. Through 47 games, the Red Wings have scored 130 goals, giving them an average of 2.72. This output gives them a rank of 19th among NHL teams. On defense, they are the 29th ranked unit, giving up 3.43 goals per contest. So far, they have played the 24th toughest schedule in the league. And, when considering their scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 25th in the NHL.

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Through 45 games, the Philadelphia Flyers' goal and overall scoring leader is Cam Atkinson with 36 points. He has reached his mark of 17 goals, on a shooting percentage of 11.7%. So far, 12.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Claude Giroux, who has 20 assists to go along with his 15 goals. However, when on the ice the Flyers are -6 in scoring differential. Philadelphia's top goalie is Carter Hart, who is giving up an average of 2.8 goals per game. In his 29 games played, he has turned in 16 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Through 42 games, the Detroit Red Wings' goal and overall scoring leader is Dylan Larkin with 44 points. He has reached his mark of 23 goals, on a shooting percentage of 18.0%. So far, 17.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Tyler Bertuzzi, who has 18 assists to go along with his 22 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +10.0. Detroit's top goalie is Alex Nedeljkovic, who is giving up an average of 2.9 goals per game. In his 34 games, he has turned in 18 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

In 5 on 5 situations, the Detroit Red Wings have a shooting percentage of 7.9%, placing them above the league average. Based on the quality of their shot attempts, advanced metrics show the Red Wings should have at least 9.8 more goals on their total. On the season, their high danger scoring chance figure of 6.02 per game, compares favorably to other NHL teams. I recommend taking Detroit to pick up the win on the road.

 

 

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