Philadelphia Flyers vs. Carolina Hurricanes - 1/7/20 NHL Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Philadelphia Flyers vs Carolina Hurricanes
Date: Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Flyers (+149) Hurricanes (-165)
PNC Arena is the venue where Petr Mrazek and the Carolina Hurricanes (24-16-2, 4th in the Metropolitan Division) will play the Philadelphia Flyers (22-15-5, 5th in the Metropolitan Division) on Tuesday. The moneyline on this contest has the Flyers priced at +149 and the Hurricanes are at -165. The O/U is set at 6. The Flyers are covering 47.4% of the time, having gone 18-20 SU. The Hurricanes are covering 55.0% of the time, going 22-18 straight up.
The Philadelphia Flyers come into the game holding a record of 22 victories and 15 losses, putting them at 5th in the Metropolitan Division. So far this season, they have racked up a total of 129 goals which has them at 10th in the East and 16th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +5, putting them at 16th in the NHL. The Flyers currently have a total of 49 points, which has them at 15th in the NHL and 9th in the Eastern Conference. When discussing shots toward the net, they currently have a total of 1,348 which has them at 8th in the East and 14th in the NHL. As a unit, Philadelphia currently has a total of 803 hits which has them averaging 19.1 per game. They currently have a total of 428 blocks for the season. In goal for Philadelphia is Carter Hart from Lulea, Sweden. He is 21 years old and has racked up 1,519 minutes protecting the net for the season. Hart is allowing an average of 2.61 goals per game which puts him at 9th in the Eastern Conference and 15th in the NHL. Over the course of this season, he's allowed 66 goals. He has a save % of .905 which puts him at 17th in the Eastern Conference.
The Philadelphia Flyers were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 6 - 2 loss to the Arizona Coyotes in their last contest. The Flyers left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in the loss. In this game, they finished 2 of the 29 shots they tried. Furthermore, they had 4 power play chances but weren't able to score a goal. Philadelphia racked up 12 penalty mins in this outing. The Corsi for the Flyers sat at 47 and the Corsi against was 29 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 61.8%. Their Fenwick sat at 36 while the Fenwick against was 24, which means they earned a Fenwick percentage of 60.0%. They earned 31 face-off wins at even strength and lost 21 attempts to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 67.1% and they had a PDO of 83.0 for this matchup. In terms of their opponent's stats, the Arizona Coyotes racked up 22 shots. They finished with a total of 10 minutes in the box and they earned a total of 5 power play opportunities.
The Hurricanes will be on the other side of the ice and for the year they sit with 24 victories and 16 defeats. When looking at goal differential, they rank 6th in the Eastern Conference and 7th in the NHL with +19. They have a total of 138 goals for the season which has them sitting at 7th in the East. Carolina has a save percentage as a team of .902 which currently has them ranked 18th in the NHL, which tells us scoring chances could present themselves. They are shooting 9.6% putting them at 11th in the East. In net for Carolina is Petr Mrazek who is having a marginal campaign by allowing 2.74 GAA and that places him 12th in the East and 21st among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 1,644 mins he's been on the ice this year, he's given up 75 goals. He's earned a save % of .901, which has him placed 23rd in the East and 45th among goaltenders in the NHL.
The Carolina Hurricanes faced off against the Tampa Bay Lightning in an outing where the Hurricanes took a loss by a final score of 3 - 1. In this game, Carolina had a 58.6% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 41 and their opponent having a Corsi of 29. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 56.9% by notching a Fenwick of 33 and the Lightning having earned a 25 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Carolina had and it could be said that this team has had better games. Their PDO at even strength was 90.3 and their percentage of oZS was 64.3%. The Hurricanes netted 1 goal out of the 29 shots on goal they attempted. They had 4 power play attempts in this one but didn't score a goal. Concerning the opposition, the Lightning had 2 power play chances but didn't tally a goal. Carolina gave way to 26 shots on goal and the Lightning racked up a total of 8 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Carolina (-165)
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