Philadelphia Flyers at Carolina Hurricanes 1/2/2015 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 1/1/2015
Friday, January 2, 2015 at 7:00 PM ET
PNC Arena in Raleigh
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On January 2nd, the Philadelphia Flyers will travel to the Carolina Hurricanes in a battle of Eastern Conference foes. Philadelphia comes into the game with a 14-16-6 record; which puts them at 34 points. The Flyers are ahead of just three other teams in the Eastern Conference. For Carolina, they are 10-23-4 overall, and have just 24 points. The Panthers are 7 points behind Buffalo for last place in the Eastern Conference.
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The Hurricanes are 29th out of 30 teams in scoring; with just 2.0 goals per game. The Hurricanes scored just one in a road loss at Pittsburgh on Wednesday. Carolina's top scorer is Eric Staal. The center has 20 points on the season. The Hurricanes goaltender Cam Ward is allowing 2.41 goals per game, while the team on the season is allowing 2.6 per game. Carolina is coming off a 36-35-11 season of a year ago.
For Philadelphia, they are coming off a 4-2 loss on Monday to Phoenix. In the game, R.J. Umberger scored two third period goals, to put his season total to 5. The Flyers are scoring 2.8 goals per game, and allowing 2.9. Philadelphia is the worst at killing penalties; as they are allowing goals on 26% of their opportunities. The Flyers leading scorer has been Jakub Voracek with 32 assists and 14 goals. Philadelphia's top goaltender has been Steve Mason, but he is allowing more than 2.5 goals per game.
Philadelphia Flyers Betting Trends
Philadelphia Flyers are 14-23-0 Against the Spread
Philadelphia Flyers are 20-16-0 against the Over/Under
Carolina Hurricanes Betting Trends
Carolina Hurricanes are 10-27-0 Against the Spread
Carolina Hurricanes are 10-22-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
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
01/01/15 C Chris Vandevelde Lower Body "?" Friday vs. Carolina
12/31/14 RW Alexander Semin Upper Body "?" Friday vs Philadelphia
12/31/14 D John-Michael Liles Flu "?" Friday vs Philadelphia
12/31/14 C Jordan Staal Leg "?" Friday vs Philadelphia
12/15/14 C Andrej Nestrasil Upper Body out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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