Philadelphia Flyers vs Carolina Hurricanes NHL Picks 11/21/2019
Game: Philadelphia Flyers vs Carolina Hurricanes
Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Flyers (+149) Hurricanes (-165)
Petr Mrazek and the Carolina Hurricanes (13-7-1, 3rd in the Metropolitan Division) host the Philadelphia Flyers (10-7-4, 5th in the Metropolitan Division) at PNC Arena on Thursday, November 21, 2019. The Flyers open this contest at +149 while the Hurricanes are priced at -165. The O/U has been set at 6.5. The Flyers cover 38.9% of the time, having gone 7-11 SU. The Hurricanes cover 60.0% of the time, going 12-8 straight up.
The Philadelphia Flyers head into this game holding a record of 10 victories and 7 defeats, putting them at 5th in the Metropolitan Division. So far this year, they have scored a total of 60 goals which puts them at 10th in the Eastern Conference and 20th in the league. Their goal differential is -1, putting them at 18th in the league. The Flyers currently have a total of 24 pts, which puts them at 15th in the league and 8th in the conference. Regarding shots at the opposition, they currently have a total of 713 which puts them at 5th in the Eastern Conference and 10th in the league. As a group, Philadelphia has compiled a total of 347 hits which means they have an average of 16.5 per contest. They currently have a total of 192 blocks for the season. The man between the pipes for Philadelphia is Carter Hart from Lulea, Sweden. He is 21 years old and has played 728 mins protecting the goal for the season. Hart is surrendering 2.72 GAA which places him at 7th among Eastern Conference goalies and 16th in the NHL among goaltenders. Over the course of this year, he's allowed 33 goals. He holds a save % of .896 which places him at 20th among Eastern Conference goalies.
The Philadelphia Flyers will look to clean up some issues after taking a 5 - 2 loss to the Florida Panthers in their last game. The Flyers didn't have a great showing offensively in the defeat. For this game, they earned a goal on 2 of the 37 shots they put on net. Additionally, they had 2 power play attempts but weren't able to score. Philadelphia racked up 8 penalty minutes while out there on the ice. The Corsi for the Flyers sat at 46 and the Corsi against was 43 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 51.7%. Their Fenwick sat at 35 and the Fenwick against sat at 31, telling us they have a rate of 53.0%. They won 17 face-off wins at even strength and lost 20 tries to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 69.2% and they had a PDO of 84.7 in this one. When it comes to their opponent, the Florida Panthers earned a total of 26 shots. They ended the game with 6 penalty minutes and they notched 4 power play chances.
The Hurricanes are the team looking to add points to their total and for the current year they have 13 victories and 7 defeats. in respect to goal differential, they sit 5th in the East and 7th in the NHL with +12. They currently have a total of 73 goals for the year which puts them at 4th in the East. Carolina has a team save % of .901 which currently has them sitting 19th in the NHL, which means scoring chances could present themselves. They have a shooting percentage of 10.4% ranking them 7th in the Eastern Conference. In goal for Carolina is Petr Mrazek who is having a marginal season by allowing 2.57 goals per contest and that has him ranked 5th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 14th in the NHL among goalies. In the 816 mins he's been on the ice, he's given up 35 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .907, which has him placed 11th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 25th in the NHL among goalies.
The Carolina Hurricanes faced off against the Chicago Blackhawks in a game where the Hurricanes got the victory by a final score of 4 - 2. For this game, Carolina wound up with a 53.3% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 40 while their opponent earned a Corsi of 35. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 53.5% with a Fenwick of 23 and the Blackhawks having a 20 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Carolina had and they looked good in this game. Their PDO was 108.6 and they earned an oZS percentage of 45.7%. The Hurricanes converted 4 goals out of the 33 shots on goal they tried. They had 1 power play chance in this game but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. Regarding the opposition, the Blackhawks had 3 power play opportunities but didn't tally a goal. Carolina conceded 32 shots on goal and the Blackhawks had a total of 12 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia (+149)
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