Carolina Hurricanes vs Philadelphia Flyers NHL Point Spread Picks 11/5/2019
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Wells Fargo Center
Carter Hart and the Philadelphia Flyers (6-5-2, 5th in the Metropolitan Division) host the Carolina Hurricanes (9-4-1, 3rd in the Metropolitan Division) at Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. The moneyline on this matchup has the Hurricanes coming in at -115 and the Flyers are at +104. The O/U is set at 6.5. The Hurricanes cover 61.5% of the time, having gone 8-5 SU. The Flyers cover 41.7% of the time, going 5-7 straight up.
The Carolina Hurricanes head into this game holding a record of 9 victories and 4 defeats, which is good for 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. So far this year, they have scored a total of 48 goals which is 5th in the Eastern Conference and 7th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +10, which is good for 6th in the NHL. The Hurricanes have compiled a total of 19 pts, which is 8th in the NHL and 5th in the conference. In connection with shots toward the net, they have compiled a total of 451 which is 9th in the East and 17th in the NHL. As a team, Carolina currently has a total of 176 hits which means they are averaging 12.6 per contest. They have compiled a total of 133 blocks for the season. The man between the pipes for Carolina is Petr Mrazek from Lugnvik, Sweden. He is 27 years old and has racked up 516 minutes in net this year. Mrazek is conceding an average of 2.33 goals against average which places him at 7th among Eastern Conference goalies and 11th in the NHL among goalies. For the season, he's surrendered 20 goals. He holds a save % of .915 which places him at 10th among Eastern Conference goalies.
The Carolina Hurricanes will look to clean up some issues after taking a 5 - 3 loss to the New Jersey Devils in their last contest. The Hurricanes had a middle of the road offensive outing in the defeat. For this outing, they earned a goal on 3 out of the 27 shots they put on goal. Additionally, they had 4 power play attempts and netted 1 goal out of those tries. Carolina had 12 penalty mins for this matchup. The Corsi for the Hurricanes was 38 and the Corsi against at even strength was 35 giving them a Corsi percentage of 52.1%. Their Fenwick sat at 27 and the Fenwick against sat at 27, telling us they have a Fenwick percentage of 50.0%. They took 26 face-off wins at even strength and lost 35 of all total face-offs. Their offensive zone starts came in at 53.9% and they had a PDO at even strength of 90.5 for this one. Concerning opponent stats, the New Jersey Devils racked up 26 shots. They ended the game with 12 penalty mins and they had 4 power play attempts.
The Flyers are the team looking to add points to their total and for the season they have 6 wins and 5 losses. In terms of goal differential, they are ranked 10th in the East and 18th in the league with -1. They have earned a total of 42 goals for this season which ranks 10th in the conference. Philadelphia has a save % as a team of .882 which is good for 28th in the league, which tells us there could be plenty of chances to score if they are aggressive. They have a team shooting percentage of 9.2% which puts them at 13th in the Eastern Conference. In goal for Philadelphia is Carter Hart who is having a bad season by giving up 3.23 GAA and that places him 16th among Eastern Conference goalies and 31st among goalies in the NHL. In the 390 minutes he's played, he's surrendered 21 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .867, which places him at 26th among Eastern Conference goalies and 47th among goalies in the NHL.
The Philadelphia Flyers faced off against the Toronto Maple Leafs in a game where the Flyers went home in defeat by a score of 4 - 3. In this game, Philadelphia wound up with a 56.2% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 41 while the opposition earned a Corsi of 32. Their Fenwick rate came in at 60.0% by way of having a Fenwick of 33 and the Maple Leafs ending the game with a 22 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Philadelphia played and you could say that they played like a middle of the road team. They had a PDO of 87.1 and they had an oZS percentage of 69.8%. The Flyers notched 3 goals of the 40 shots on goal they attempted. They had 6 power play opportunities in this game and were able to notch 2 out of those attempts. Regarding their opponent, the Maple Leafs had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to take advantage of it. Philadelphia conceded 26 shots on goal and the Maple Leafs had a total of 14 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Carolina (-115)
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