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Fridays NHL Predictions: Flyers vs Sabres, Devils vs Blues (Nov. 3rd, 2023)

Get the latest NHL predictions for Friday, November 3rd, 2023 matchups between the Philadelphia Flyers and Buffalo Sabres, as well as the New Jersey Devils and St. Louis Blues.

Fridays NHL Predictions: Flyers vs Sabres, Devils vs Blues (Nov. 3rd, 2023)

Philadelphia Flyers vs Buffalo Sabres

  • Date: Friday, November 3, 2023
  • Location: KeyBank Center in Buffalo, NY
  • TV: MSG Network
  • Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia Flyers (+115), Buffalo Sabres (-141)

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada)

The Philadelphia Flyers (4-5-1) are heading to KeyBank Center on Friday night to take on the Buffalo Sabres (5-5-0) in a highly anticipated NHL matchup. The current point spread has Philadelphia at +115, while Buffalo is favored at -141. The over/under for total goals scored is set at 7.

Last time out, the Philadelphia Flyers suffered a disappointing 5-2 loss to the Sabres. The Flyers struggled on offense, converting on just 2 of their 40 shots. Despite having 3 power play opportunities, they were unable to capitalize. Philadelphia also spent 4 minutes in the penalty box during the game.

Philadelphia’s opponents have had 27 power play chances, resulting in 6 goals against the Flyers. They have faced 268 shots and have a save percentage of .877. The Flyers have taken 334 shots with a shot percentage of 9.6%. In terms of even strength play, Philadelphia has scored 28 goals and allowed 27. They have had 35 power play opportunities, scoring 4 goals for a success rate of 11.43%. With 9 points on the season, the Flyers have a points percentage of .450. They have scored 32 goals and given up 33.

In goal for the Flyers will be Carter Hart. Hart has accumulated 98 quality starts with a quality start percentage of .488. He has a career save percentage of .906 in over 11,724 minutes of play. Hart has faced 6,111 shot attempts and has made 5,536 saves. He has allowed 575 goals for a goals against average of 2.94. With a career record of 88-87-26, Hart has appeared in 201 games.

In their previous matchup, the Buffalo Sabres defeated the Flyers by a score of 5-2. Buffalo scored 5 goals on 15 shots, but was unable to convert on 2 power play opportunities.

This season, the Sabres have scored 29 goals at even strength and 3 goals on the power play. They have taken 285 shots with a shooting percentage of 11.23%, while allowing 313 shots. Buffalo has a total of 32 goals and 10 points, with a points percentage of .500. They have given up 29 goals, including 25 at even strength and 4 while shorthanded. The Sabres have had 30 power play chances, scoring on 10.00% of them. They have a penalty kill rate of 90.00% on 40 power play opportunities. Their save percentage is 90.7%.

In goal for the Sabres will be Devon Levi. Levi has a career record of 6-5-0 in 11 games. He has a quality start percentage of 54.5% with 6 quality starting assignments. Levi has made 308 saves on 342 shots, giving him a save percentage of .901. He has allowed an average of 3.05 goals per game and a total of 34 goals. Levi has started in 11 games, playing a total of 668 minutes.

The Pick: Philadelphia Flyers (+115)

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada)

New Jersey Devils vs St. Louis Blues

  • Date: Friday, November 3, 2023
  • Location: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
  • TV: Bally Sports Midwest
  • Odds/Point Spread: Devils (-137) Blues (+110)

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada)

The St. Louis Blues (3-4-1) are hosting the New Jersey Devils (5-2-1) at Enterprise Center on Friday. The moneyline on this contest has New Jersey at -137 while St. Louis is priced at +110. The total is 7.

The New Jersey Devils were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4-3 win against the Wild in their previous contest . New Jersey accumulated 12 minutes in the box in this outing. The Devils had a solid offensive performance in the win. They also had 3 power play opportunities and were able to net 2 goals. For the game, they netted 4 of the 30 shots they put on goal.

New Jersey Devils opponents have totaled 32 power play opportunities (13th in professional hockey) and have racked up 8 goals in those attempts. The Devils have had 245 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .882. New Jersey has attempted 261 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 12.6%. While playing at even strength, the Devils have conceded 21 goals while getting 19 of their own. New Jersey has accounted for 33 power play opportunities and they have notched 14 goals out of those tries, giving them a percentage of 42.42%. For the current season, they have racked up 11 points and their points % is .688. When it comes to their scoring capabilities, the New Jersey Devils have earned 33 goals (7th in the National Hockey League) on the season and have conceded 29.

The man in net for this game is Vitek Vanecek. Vanecek has been in goal for 137 contests over the course of his pro hockey career. He has earned an overall mark of 78-35-14 and he was named the starter in 128 games. Opponents have scored 335 goals against Vanecek in his pro hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.62. Vanecek has seen 3,652 shots against him and has gathered 3,317 saves. His save percentage is at .908 in his 7,681 mins guarding the cage. For his career, Vanecek has recorded 71 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .555.

In their last game, St. Louis opposed the Avalanche in a game where the Blues took the loss by a final score of 4-1. They had 4 power play attempts in this one but weren’t able to score a goal. The Blues scored 1 goal out of the 28 shots on goal they were seeking.

The Blues have accumulated 13 goals at even strength and 1 goal (32nd in the NHL) while on the power play. St. Louis has taken 201 shots (32nd in hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 6.97%, while allowing the opposition 260 shots. This season, the St. Louis Blues have earned a total of 14 goals, 7 points, and a points percentage of .438. They have permitted 23 goals to be scored by way of 18 goals at even strength and 5 goals while they had less men on the ice. They have a total of 25 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 4.00%. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 78.26% on their oppositions 23 tries on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 91.2%.

For the opposition you are likely to see Jordan Binnington in net. Binnington is the owner of a career record of 119-76-27 and has played in 229 games. Binnington’s quality start percentage is 51.3% and he has accumulated 115 quality starts in his career. He is sitting with 5,976 stops out of 6,592 shots attempted, giving him a percentage of .907. Opponents are averaging 2.78 goals per contest and he has surrendered 616 goals altogether. He got the starting nod in 224 games and has been on the ice for 13,314 minutes.

The Pick: St. Louis Blues (+110)

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada)

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