Carolina Hurricanes at Philadelphia Flyers NHL Picks & Predictions 3/1/2018
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Wells Fargo Center
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The Carolina Hurricanes head to Wells Fargo Center to take on the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday, March 1, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Hurricanes at +144 and the Flyers at -160.
Carolina has a record of 27-25-11 this year and away from home they have a record of 12-14-5-2. They are 7th in the Metropolitan Division. They have tallied 167 goals and surrendered 193 goals for a point differential of -26. For the year they have an ATS mark of 27-36-0 and an over/under record of 27-34-0. Philadelphia has a record of 34-19-10 including 16-9-6-3 on home ice this year. They are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 189 goals and have given up 178 for a goal differential of +11. Their record against the spread is 34-29-0 while their over/under mark is 33-28-0.
Valuable Carolina Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Carolina Hurricanes are 27-36-0 straight up this year
The Carolina Hurricanes are 27-34-0 against the over/under this season
Important Philadelphia Flyers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Flyers are 34-29-0 straight up this year
The Philadelphia Flyers are 33-28-0 against the over/under this season
Key Carolina Hurricanes Injuries
02/27/18 LW Joakim Nordstrom Upper Body left last game, is "?" Thursday vs Philadelphia
02/27/18 C Greg McKegg Acquired is "?" Thursday vs Philadelphia
02/25/18 C Jordan Staal Personal is out indefinitely
Key Philadelphia Flyers Injuries
02/26/18 D Johnny Oduya Acquired is "?" Thursday vs Carolina
02/20/18 GO Michal Neuvirth Lower Body IR (02/18)
02/20/18 RW Wayne Simmonds Upper Body IR (02/19)
02/13/18 GO Brian Elliott Abdominal IR (02/10)
Jeff Skinner has scored 38 total points this year for the Hurricanes. He has 20 goals this season with 210 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 18 assists on the year and averages 16.9 minutes played per contest. Teuvo Teravainen averages 17 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by tallying 16 goals on 140 attempts. He has 33 assists, giving him a total of 49 points on the year. Cam Ward has 17 wins and 9 losses this season in goal for the Hurricanes. He has 901 shots against him and he's surrendered 83 goals. He's made 818 stops for a save percentage of 91%.
Claude Giroux has 74 total points this season for the Flyers. He has 22 goals this year with 141 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 52 assists on the year and averages 20.3 minutes played per contest. Jakub Voracek averages 19.7 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 13 goals on 180 attempts. He has 56 assists, giving him a total of 69 points on the year. Petr Mrazek has 11 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Flyers. He has 706 shots against him and he's given up 61 goals. He's made 645 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hurricanes have 65 total points this year, which is 20th in the NHL. They've scored 167 goals while giving up 193 scores, which has them ranked 27th and 10th respectively. They have had 198 power play chances and scored 38 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 19%. That is 20th in the league. The Hurricanes have given up 150 power play opportunities and surrendered 31 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%, ranking them 20th when short-handed. They average 34 shots per contest and as a team shoot 7.76% for the year. They allow 29 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 90%, which is 30th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Flyers are 9th in the league with a total of 78 points this season. They have 44 power play goals on 209 chances for a percentage of 21%. That is 10th in the NHL. They've given up 178 power play opportunities and surrendered 44 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 75%, ranking 29th overall. As a team, the Flyers are 12th with a total of 189 goals scored while they've given up 178 goals this season, ranking 20th in goals against. They average 32 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.49%. As a unit they give up 30 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 17th overall in the NHL.
Carolina has a Corsi percentage of 54.9% as they've tried 4,108 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,380 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 1st in Corsi percentage. They are 1st in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 54.2% as they have 3,043 shots while they've given up 2,572 attempts on defense. The Hurricanes start possessions in the offensive zone 57.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 42.3% for the year. That puts them 1st and 31st in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,962 face-off wins as opposed to 1,697 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 53.6%. That is 1st overall in the NHL. On defense Carolina has 1,253 hits and they've blocked 808 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 31st in the league.
The Flyers start possessions in the offensive zone 50.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.7% for the year. That ranks them 18th and 16th respectively in the NHL. They have 2,013 face-off wins as opposed to 1,753 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 53.5%. That is 2nd in the league. On defense Philadelphia has 1,308 hits and they've blocked 930 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 15th in blocked shots. Philadelphia is ranked 17th in Corsi percentage with 50.4% as they've tried 3,624 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,570 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 15th in the NHL at 50.8%, as they have 2,723 shots while they've given up 2,640 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Hurricanes/Flyers NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take Carolina +144
Guy's Pick: Take Carolina +144
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