A pair of teams currently on losing streaks, the Philadelphia Flyers and the Carolina Hurricanes meet at PNC Arena for a Metro Division showdown. The opening face-off is at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, February 6, and it can be caught live on NBC Sports Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Flyers vs. Carolina Hurricanes Odds
Carolina is 24-29 straight up (SU) and has recorded -7.7 units for moneyline bettors thus far. That early-season winning percentage hasn’t moved much from what the team produced during last years regular season (36-46). 28 of the teams 53 matches have gone under the total, while 23 have gone over and just two have pushed. The teams 12-13 SU at home this year.
The Hurricanes have converted on 19.2 percent of their power play chances this year, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked 25th overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 78.2 percent of all penalties.
As a collective unit, the Hurricanes have been whistled for penalties just 2.7 times per game overall this season, and 2.0 per game over their last five contests. The team has had to stave off opponent power plays for just 7.7 minutes per game over their last 10 matchups, overall.
Boasting a .892 save percentage and 24.3 saves per game, Scott Darling (9-21-6) has been the primary goalkeeper for Carolina this season. If head coach Bill Peters decides to give him a rest, however, Carolina may roll with Cam Ward (15-11-11 record, .909 save percentage, 2.68 goals against average).
The Canes will continue seeking leadership via Teuvo Teravainen and Sebastian Aho. Teravainen (41 points) has produced 13 goals and 28 assists and has recorded multiple points on 10 separate occasions this year. Aho has 19 goals and 21 assists to his credit and has recorded at least one point in 26 contests.
Over on the other bench, Philadelphia is 24-28 straight up (SU) and has lost 7.1 units for moneyline bettors thus far. A total of 28 of its games have gone over the total, while 22 have gone under and just two have pushed. As a road team, the Flyers are 11-14 SU so far.
The Flyers have scored on 21.0 percent of their power play chances this year, a mark that places it in the top-10 among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 29th overall and it’s successfully defended 74.4 percent of all penalties.
Philadelphia’s players have been penalized 3.7 times per game in total this season, 3.8 per game over their last five contests total, and 3.8 per game over their last five games as the visiting team. The team has had to kill penalties 9.4 minutes per game over their last five road outings.
Brian Elliott (26.4 saves per game) has been the primary option in the net for Philadelphia. Elliott owns a 19-19-7 record, and has registered a .908 save percentage and 2.77 goals against average this year.
Jakub Voracek (10 goals, 50 assists) has been one of the most vital facilitators on offense for the visiting Flyers.
Philadelphia Flyers vs. Carolina Hurricanes Betting Predictions
Pick: SU Winner – Hurricanes, O/U – Under
- Philadelphia is 0-4 in games decided by a shootout this season while Carolina is 3-3 in shootouts.
- The total has gone under in four of Carolina’s last five outings.
- Philadelphia has managed 27.0 shot attempts per game over its last five road games while Carolina is averaging 32.8 shots per game over its last five at home.
- Over Carolina’s last ten outings, seven of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 2-5 in those games).