Philadelphia Flyers at St. Louis Blues - 3/24/22 NHL Picks and Prediction
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St. Louis Blues (35-18-9) vs Philadelphia Flyers (20-32-11)
Game Info: Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 8:00 pm (Enterprise Center)
Betting Odds: St. Louis Blues -278 / Philadelphia Flyers +216 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The St. Louis Blues host the Philadelphia Flyers in Thursday NHL Action.
The Philadelphia Flyers come into this road contest with an overall record of 20-32-11. Through 63 games, the Flyers are 7th in the Metropolitan Division. On the season, they have found the net 159 times, good for a rank of 32nd among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Philadelphia is the 25th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.43 goals per game. So far, the Flyers have a strength of schedule rating of 5th 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 St. Louis Blues get set to host the Philadelphia Flyers with an overall record of 35-18-9. This mark places them 2nd in the Central division. Through 62 games, the Blues have scored 222 goals, giving them an average of 3.55. This output gives them a rank of 5th among NHL teams. On defense, St. Louis is the 7th ranked unit, giving up 2.77 goals per contest. So far, the Blues have played the 23rd toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account St. Louis's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 5th in the NHL.
Through 63 games, the Philadelphia Flyers goal and overall scoring leader is Cam Atkinson with 48 points. He has reached his mark of 23 goals, on a shooting percentage of 11.7%. 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 2.97 goals per game.
Coming into this game, the St. Louis Blues leader in points is Jordan Kyrou. In St. Louis's 62 games, he has come up with 22 goals and 39 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 15.3%. The team's top overall goal scorer is David Perron. Of his 22 goals, 41.0% have come during power play time. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +12.0. St. Louis's top goalie is Ville Husso, who is giving up an average of 2.33 goals per game. In his 27 games played, he has turned in 16 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
On the season, the Philadelphia Flyers have a per-game scoring differential of -0.97. Things haven't gone any better on the road as they losing road games by an average of -1.45 goals. On the other side, the Blues have won just 2 of their last 5 games, but they have had no problem finding the net. Over their last 5 contests, they have scored 21 goals. Look for St. Louis to have a big night on offense, picking up the win over Philadelphia.
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