Philadelphia Flyers vs Detroit Red Wings NHL Pick – March 22

The NHL is set up with another great slate of hockey throughout March 22. Eleven games are up on the board throughout Tuesday night. One of these games will be between the Philadelphia Flyers and the Detroit Red Wings. These two teams have struggled throughout this season, but will look for a big win in this one. This game will drop the puck at around 7:30 PM Eastern time.

Philadelphia has earned a record of 20-31-11 throughout this season, which has them sitting in seventh place of the Metropolitan division. The Flyers are coming off a win in their last game, but have lost four of their last six. Philadelphia has fallen far out of the playoff race, but will look to finish strong on the season. I expect the Flyers to come out fast on the road in this one.

The Red Wings have put up a record of 25-30-7 so far this season, which has them sitting in fifth place of the Atlantic division. Detroit lost their last time out and have lost seven of their last eight. The Red Wings recent struggles have basically eliminated them from a playoff push late. Detroit will look to bounce back with a big two points at home though.

These two teams are likely to miss the postseason again this season, but will look for a strong finish. The Flyers have been up and down all season, but will look to build on their last win. Detroit has struggled to get anything going as of late and will look to bounce back at home. If either team can come out fast in this one, it could be enough for the win.

Game Overview

The following odds are courtesy of BetOnline:

Teams Spread Money Line Total
Philadelphia Flyers +1 ½ (-210) +119 Over 6 (+105)
Detroit Red Wings -1 ½ (+180) -131 Under 6 (-116)

 

Team Data Philadelphia Flyers Detroit Red Wings
Overall Record 20-31-11 25-30-7
Away/ Home Record 7-16-5 16-12-4
Goals Per Game 2.52 2.82
Goals Per Game Away/ Home 2.11 3.25
Save Percentage .900 .889
Save Percentage Away/ Home .899 .890

Betting Trends

Philadelphia Flyers

  • 4-6 in March
  • 5-7 on Tuesday nights
  • 3-16 after a divisional game
  • 7-21 when revenging a loss this season
  • 10-16 against team with a losing record

Detroit Red Wings

  • 2-7 in March
  • 6-6 on Tuesday nights
  • 8-6 when playing on two days rest
  • 12-17 after a non-Conference game
  • 12-12 after allowing four goals or more
  • 13-14 after a loss by two or more goals
  • 13-11 against team with a losing record

These two teams have met up twice throughout this season. The first game was in Philadelphia on February 9. Robby Fabbri, Dylan Larkin, Lucas Raymond and Pius Suter all had a goal and an assist as the Red Wings earned a 6-3 win. The second game was in Detroit on February 12. Larkin earned three assists as the Red Wings swept the back to back with a 4-2 win.

Special Teams

The Flyers have struggled on both sides of special teams throughout this season. Philadelphia has scored on 25 of their 181 power play chances, which is a 13.8 percent power play. The Flyers have killed off 136 of their opponents 180 power play attempts, which is a 75.6 percent kill rate. Philadelphia is 31st on the power play and 26th on the kill this season.

Detroit has not been any better on special teams so far this season. The Red Wings have capitalized on 31 of their 171 power play opportunities, which is an 18.1 percent success rate. Detroit has given up 44 power play goals on 169 penalties against, which is a 74 percent penalty kill. The Red Wings are 26th on the man advantage and 30th on the penalty kill.

These two teams have struggled on special teams throughout this season. Philadelphia has had the better penalty kill, while the Red Wings have been slightly better on the power play. Both teams do a good job staying out of the box and will look to keep it that way. If either team can get a power play goal, it could give them the edge in this one.

Goaltending Comparison

I expect Carter Hart to get the nod in the crease for Philadelphia in this one. Hart has earned a record of 13-19-7 throughout his 39 starts on the season. He has posted a .911 save percentage and a GAA of 2.94 in those outings. Hart finished with 26 saves on 27 shots in his last start against the New York Islanders, which was enough for the win.

Alex Nedeljkovic will likely get the start between the pipes for Detroit on Tuesday night. Nedeljkovic has started in 40 games this season, going 16-19-6 in those starts. He has put up a save percentage of .904 and a 3.15 GAA in his starts. Nedeljkovic’s last start was against the Seattle Kraken. He stopped 38 of 41 shots in the losing effort.

These two goalies have been up and down throughout this season, but will look for a big win in this one. Hart has been a bit better in net and will look to build on his back to back wins. Nedeljkovic has lost five of his last six starts entering this one. If either goalie can come out strong on Tuesday night, it could b enough to lift their club to the win.

Pick Overview

These two teams have been struggling throughout this season and will look for a big win in this one. Detroit was able to take the first two games of the season series and will look to pull off the sweep. I expect the Flyers to come out fast in this one though. Both teams were sellers at yesterday’s trade deadline, but will look to finish the season strong.

BetOnline has Detroit listed as a -131 against the money line in this one. This implies that the Red Wings will win this game around 56.7 percent of the time. I think that this line should be closer to even with Detroit struggling heavily as of late. Neither team has looked good down the stretch. As underdogs in this one though, I really like the value on the Flyers.

The Bet
Philadelphia Flyers
+119
Andruw Burling / Author

Andruw Burling has been writing sports picks since 2017, covering mainly NHL and NBA content, but doing work in other sports as well. Andruw grew up in Las Vegas and has been around sports since a young age. He grew up a huge NHL and NBA fan and continues to use that knowledge in his content today.

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