Vegas Golden Knights at Philadelphia Flyers - 3/8/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Vegas Golden Knights at Philadelphia Flyers - 3/8/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Flyers (17-28-10) vs Vegas Golden Knights (32-21-4)

Game Info: Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)

Betting Odds: Philadelphia Flyers +115 / Vegas Golden Knights -150 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Philadelphia Flyers host the Vegas Golden Knights in NHL Action

The Vegas Golden Knights come into this road contest with an overall record of 32-21-4. Through 57 games, the Golden Knights are 3rd in the Pacific Division. On the season, they have found the net 184 times, good for a rank of 12th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Vegas is the 17th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.91 goals per game. So far, the Golden Knights have a strength of schedule rating of 9th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 12th ranked team in the NHL.

The Philadelphia Flyers get set to host the Vegas Golden Knights with an overall record of 17-28-10. This mark places them 8th in the Metropolitan division. Through 55 games, the Flyers have scored 139 goals, giving them an average of 2.53. This output gives them a rank of 29th among NHL teams. On defense, Philadelphia is the 24th ranked unit, giving up 3.42 goals per contest. So far, the Flyers have played the 4th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Philadelphia's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 28th in the NHL.

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Through 51 games, the Vegas Golden Knights goal and overall scoring leader is Jonathan Marchessault with 42 points. He has reached his mark of 24 goals, on a shooting percentage of 13.9%. So far, 21.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Chandler Stephenson, who has 28 assists to go along with his 14 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +4.0. Vegas's top goalie is Robin Lehner, who is giving up an average of 2.79 goals per game. 

Through 55 games, the Philadelphia Flyers' goal and overall scoring leader is Cam Atkinson, with 42 points. He has reached his mark of 20 goals, on a shooting percentage of 12.0%. So far, 10.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Claude Giroux, who has 23 assists to go along with his 17 goals. However, when on the ice the Flyers are -13 in scoring differential. Philadelphia's top goalie is Carter Hart, who is giving up an average of 2.94 goals per game. In his 35 games played, he has come up with a quality start just 53 percent of the time.

In Vegas's 57 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 31-24-2. So far, taking the over when the Golden Knights are playing away from home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 13-11-1. On the season, 58.0% of Vegas's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 52.0% of the scoring coming from the Golden Knights. In Philadelphia's 55 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 27-27-1. So far, taking the over when the Flyers are playing at home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 18-12. On the season, 53.0% of Philadelphia's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 44.0% of the scoring coming from the Flyers. With a line set at 6 goals, look for the Golden Knights and Flyers to surpass that number in what will be a high-scoring game.

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