Carolina Hurricanes at Philadelphia Flyers 12/13/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 12/12/2014
Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 1:00 PM ET
Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia
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In a match featuring two Eastern Conference foes; the Carolina Hurricanes will visit the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday. Both of these teams are on the outside looking in when it comes to playoff positioning right now. Carolina is at the bottom of the Eastern Conference with an 8-17-3 record. The Hurricanes have dropped four straight games. For Philadelphia, they are 10-13-5 overall, which is good enough for 25 points. Only Buffalo, Columbus and Carolina are below them in the Eastern Conference.
The Flyers are coming off a 4-1 win at home over New Jersey. In the win, the Flyers used first period goal and assist from Matt Read to lead the way. The Flyers also saw their goaltender Ray Emery turn away 17 of 18 shots on goal. Emery is 5-4-1 this season, but allowing more than 3 goals per game. Philadelphia as a team is allowing 2.9 per game, which ranks 23rd in the league. The Flyers top goal scorer has been Wayne Simmonds, with 12, while Jakub Voracek has 25 assists.
The Hurricanes lost 2-1 decisions to both the Devils and the Lightning this week. On the season, Carolina has scored just 2.1 goals per game, which ranks 29th out of 30 NHL teams. The leading scorer for Carolina has been defenseman Justin Faulk, with 12 assists and 7 goals. Faulk was the lone goal scorer in the 2-1 loss to Tampa Bay on Thursday. The Hurricanes goaltender Cam Ward is allowing 2.46 goals per game, but is 8-11-1 on the season.
Carolina Hurricanes Betting Trends
Carolina Hurricanes are 8-20-0 Against the Spread
Carolina Hurricanes are 9-16-0 against the Over/Under
Philadelphia Flyers Betting Trends
Philadelphia Flyers are 10-18-0 Against the Spread
Philadelphia Flyers are 14-13-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
12/11/14 C Andrej Nestrasil Upper Body "?" Saturday vs Philadelphia
12/10/14 RW Alexander Semin Lower Body out indefinitely
11/07/14 C Jordan Staal Fibula out indefinitely
11/01/14 C Ryan White Chest out indefinitely
10/09/14 D Chris Pronger Concussion out for season
10/05/14 D Kimmo Timonen Blood Clot out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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