Carolina Hurricanes at Philadelphia Flyers Game Preview 4/6/19

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In their fourth and final head-to-head meeting of the regular season, the Carolina Hurricanes and the Philadelphia Flyers conclude the seasons at the Wells Fargo Center for a Metropolitan Division showdown. The opening face-off takes place at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 6, and it can be watched live on NBC Sports Philadelphia.

Carolina Hurricanes vs. Philadelphia Flyers Odds

Playing the role of favorites will be the Hurricanes (-125), while the Flyers are offering moneyline odds of +105,, and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under (O/U) at an even 6 goals. The line for betting that total stands at -135 for the over and +115 for the under.

Carolina is 45-36 straight up (SU) and has lost 3.7 units for moneyline bettors this year. 46 of its outings have gone under the total, while 33 have gone over and just two have pushed. As the away team this season, the Canes are 21-19 SU.

Carolina has converted on 18.0 percent of its power play opportunities this season, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked eighth overall, and the team’s successfully killed off 81.9 percent of its penalties..

Averaging 25.2 saves per game with a .914 save percentage, Petr Mrazek (23-17-3) has been the top option in goal for Carolina this season. If Carolina decides to rest him, however, head coach Rod Brind Amour could go with Curtis McElhinney (19-13-2 record, .912 save percentage, 2.57 goals against average).

Philadelphia is 37-44 straight up (SU) and has lost 8.8 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 81 regular season contests, 44 of its games have gone over the total, while 36 have gone under and just one has pushed. The team’s 19-21 SU at home this year.

The Flyers have converted on just 16.8 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a figure that places them in the bottom 10 overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 27th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 78.3 percent of all opponent power plays.

Cam Talbot (25.4 saves per game) has been the primary netminder in the crease for the Flyers. Talbot has 11 wins, 24 losses, and three OT losses to his credit and has recorded a poor .892 save percentage and 3.40 goals against average this year.

Carolina Hurricanes at Philadelphia Flyers Betting Predictions

NHL Prediction: SU Winner – Flyers, O/U – Under

Betting Trends

  • Eight of Philadelphia’s last ten games have been decided by two or more goals, and the club is 1-7 overall in those games.
  • The Flyers are 15-21 SU when they serve more penalty minutes than their opponent while the Hurricanes are 21-11 SU in games where they serve more minutes than their opponent.
  • Carolina is 2-2 in games decided by a shootout this season while Philadelphia is 3-1 in shootouts.
  • For both of these teams, the game went over the total in four of their past five outings.
  • Carolina skaters have averaged 6.6 giveaways over its last five home games, an improvement from its season average of 11.2 giveaways per game (ranked 19th).
  • Philadelphia has averaged 12.4 giveaways over its last five home games, a rise over its season average of 10.0 giveaways per game (ranked 15th in the NHL).
  • Carolina skaters have accounted for the seventh-most hits in the league (25.3 per game).