The Carolina Hurricanes finish up their 4 game road trip tonight in Philadelphia where they take on division rivals the Philadelphia Flyers. The Hurricanes have played the Flyers well over the past couple seasons winning 8 of the last 11 meetings overall and 3 of the last 5 played in Philadelphia.
Head to Head Trends
Hurricanes are 8-3 in the last 11 meetings.
Hurricanes are 3-2 in the last 5 meetings in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Flyers (-130)
The Philadelphia Flyers are 6th in the Metropolitan Division with 30 points 14 points back of the 1st place Washington Capitals. The Flyers have been playing better of late winning 5 of their last 8 games and they also have just 4 regulation losses over their last 14 games.
The Flyers play ok defense allowing 2.70 goals per game but their main problem this season has been putting pucks in the net. The Flyers have the second worst offense in the league averaging just 2.03 goals per game.
I think the Flyers have been somewhat unlucky this season. They have just a 6.69 shooting percentage and there has only been two teams over the last 5 season that have finished the season with a shooting percentage under 7 so there’s a very good possibility they will start seeing more pucks find their way to the back of the net at some point this season.
Philadelphia Flyers Trends
Flyers are 2-8 in their last 10 home games.
Flyers are 14-38 in their last 52 vs. a team with a losing record.
Carolina Hurricanes (+120)
The Carolina Hurricanes are 7th in the Metropolitan Division with 28 points 16 points out of 1st place. The Hurricanes got off to a super slow start this season but it looks like they are starting to come around winning 4 of their last 5 games.
Like the Flyers the Hurricanes also had some trouble putting pucks in the net early in the season averaging just 2.47 goals per game but they have been making up for it lately scoring 5 goals a game in each of their last 4 games.
Carolina Hurricanes Trends
Hurricanes are 4-1 in their last 5 overall.
Hurricanes are 18-38 in their last 56 road games.
I like the Carolina Hurricanes over the Flyers in this one. Neither team is all that good but the Hurricanes are scoring a ton of goals of late so if they can continue that tonight I just don’t think the Flyers have the firepower to hang with them.
Free Pick: Carolina Hurricanes +120