Nashville Predators at Philadelphia Flyers - 3/17/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Nashville Predators at Philadelphia Flyers - 3/17/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Flyers (18-30-11) vs Nashville Predators (35-21-4)

Game Info: Thursday, March 17, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)

Betting Odds: Philadelphia Flyers +138 / Nashville Predators -175 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Philadelphia Flyers host the Nashville Predators in Thursday NHL Action.

The Nashville Predators come into this road contest with an overall record of 35-21-4. Through 60 games, the Predators are 3rd in the Central Division. On the season, they have found the net 194 times, good for a rank of 14th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Nashville is the 8th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.75 goals per game. So far, the Predators have a strength of schedule rating of 21st in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 10th ranked team in the NHL.

The Philadelphia Flyers get set to host the Nashville Predators with an overall record of 18-30-11. This mark places them 8th in the Metropolitan division. Through 59 games, the Flyers have scored 148 goals, giving them an average of 2.51. This output gives them a rank of 32nd 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 3rd 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 29th in the NHL.

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Coming into this game, the Nashville Predators leader in points is Roman Josi. In his team's 60 games, he has come up with 17 goals and 52 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 8.4%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +18.0 The team's top overall goal scorer is Filip Forsberg. Of his 31 goals, 16.0% have come during power play time. Nashville's top goalie is Juuse Saros, who is giving up an average of 2.41 goals per game. In his 50 games played, he has turned in 33 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Through 59 games, the Philadelphia Flyers' goal and overall scoring leader is Cam Atkinson, with 45 points. He has reached his mark of 22 goals, on a shooting percentage of 12.4%. So far, 9.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Claude Giroux, who has 24 assists to go along with his 18 goals. However, when on the ice, the Flyers are -11 in scoring differential. Philadelphia's top goalie is Carter Hart, who is giving up an average of 2.97 goals per game. In his 38 games played, he has come up with a quality start just 51 percent of the time.

In Nashville's 60 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 34-26. So far, taking the over when the Predators are playing away from home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 22-9. On the season, 57.0% of Nashville's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 54.0% of the scoring coming from the Predators. In Philadelphia's 59 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 29-29-1. So far, taking the over when the Flyers are playing at home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 19-13. 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 at just 5.5 goals, look for these two teams to surpass this line carried by a big scoring night from Nashville.

 

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