Philadelphia Flyers at Detroit Red Wings - 3/22/22 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Detroit Red Wings (25-30-7) vs Philadelphia Flyers (20-31-11)
Game Info: Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 7:30 pm (Little Caesars Arena)
Betting Odds: Detroit Red Wings +130 / Philadelphia Flyers +162 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Detroit Red Wings host the Philadelphia Flyers in Tuesday NHL Action.
The Philadelphia Flyers come into this road contest with an overall record of 20-31-11. Through 62 games, the Flyers are 7th in the Metropolitan Division. On the season, they have found the net 156 times, good for a rank of 32nd among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Philadelphia is the 24th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.39 goals per game. So far, the Flyers have a strength of schedule rating of 3rd in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 28th ranked team in the NHL.
The Detroit Red Wings get set to host the Philadelphia Flyers with an overall record of 25-30-7. This mark places them 5th in the Atlantic division. Through 62 games, the Red Wings have scored 178 goals, giving them an average of 2.82. This output gives them a rank of 23rd among NHL teams. On defense, Detroit is the 30th ranked unit, giving up 3.71 goals per contest. So far, the Red Wings have played the 14th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Detroit's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 27th in the NHL.
Through 62 games, the Philadelphia Flyers goal and overall scoring leader is Cam Atkinson with 47 points. He has reached his mark of 23 goals, on a shooting percentage of 11.9%. 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 --12 in scoring differential. Philadelphia's top goalie is Carter Hart, who is giving up an average of 2.94 goals per game.
Through 57 games, the Detroit Red Wings' goal and overall scoring leader is Dylan Larkin, with 59 points. He has reached his mark of 27 goals, on a shooting percentage of 15.9%. So far, 19.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Tyler Bertuzzi, who has 25 assists to go along with his 24 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +2.0. Detroit's top goalie is Alex Nedeljkovic, who is giving up an average of 3.15 goals per game. In his 45 games played, he has come up with a quality start just 53 percent of the time.
On the season, the Philadelphia Flyers have a per-game scoring differential of -0.94. Things haven't gone any better on the road as they losing road games by an average of -1.39 goals. As the Philadelphia Flyers get set to take on the Red Wings, they have a below .500 record over their past five games, going 2-3. During this stretch, they have scored 12 goals, accounting for 44.0% of the scoring in these contests. If the Flyers hope to break out of their slump, they need to pick up their offensive play. During this stretch, they have outscored their average of 3.39 goals, just 2 times. Even though the Flyers come into this game playing below their usual standards on offense, I see them getting back on track vs. Detroit, picking up a road win.
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