Philadelphia Flyers vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction, 12/23/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Philadelphia Flyers vs Carolina Hurricanes
Date: Friday, December 23, 2022
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Flyers (+250) Hurricanes (-315)
PNC Arena is the location where the Carolina Hurricanes (20-6-6) will go up against the Philadelphia Flyers (11-15-7) on Friday. The odds on this game have the Flyers at +250 while the Hurricanes open at -315. The over/under comes in at 7.
The Philadelphia Flyers came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 5-3 victory against the Blue Jackets in their previous outing. Philadelphia tallied 2 penalty minutes in this outing. The Flyers had a solid offensive performance and it showed in the win. Furthermore, they had 1 chance on the power play but weren't able to score a goal. In the game, they tallied a score on 5 out of the 39 shots they tried.
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Philadelphia Flyers opponents have 98 power play opportunities (25th in professional hockey) and have scored 24 goals in those attempts. The Flyers have had 1,059 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .898. Philadelphia has attempted 975 shots and holds a shot percentage of 8.4%. While playing at even strength, the Flyers let the opposition score 84 goals while having 67 on the offensive side of the ice. Philadelphia has accounted for 98 power play opportunities and they have added 15 goals during those advantages, giving them a rate of 15.31%. For the current season, they have recorded 29 points and their points percentage is .439. In regard to their scoring, the Philadelphia Flyers have accumulated 82 goals (29th in the league) so far this season and have conceded 108.
The player between the pipes for this game is Carter Hart. Hart has been in net for 171 contests over the course of his NHL career. He has accumulated an overall mark of 72-70-22 and he was named the starter in 164 games. Opponents have been able to score 472 goals against Hart in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.94. Hart has had 5,037 shots against him and he has 4,565 saves. His save percentage currently sits at .906 in his 9,620 mins in the crease. Over the course of his pro career, Hart has 82 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .500.
In their last game, Carolina faced off against the Devils in an outing where the Hurricanes notched a victory by a final score of 4-1. They had 4 attempts on the power play in this one but weren't able to notch a goal. The Hurricanes converted 4 goals of the 20 shots on goal they were seeking.
The Hurricanes have accumulated 75 goals at even strength and 19 goals (27th in hockey) while on the power play. Carolina has tried 1,099 shots (6th in hockey) and has a shot percentage of 8.55%, while allowing the opposition 843 shots. This season, the Carolina Hurricanes have accounted for 94 goals, 46 points, in addition to a points percentage of .719. They have granted a total of 82 goals to be scored by way of 60 goals at even strength and 22 goals while they were shorthanded. They have earned 108 chances on the power play and they have a power play rate of 17.59%. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 80.18% on their oppositions 111 chances on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.3%.
For the opposition you are going to see Antti Raanta in the crease. Raanta is the owner of a career mark of 113-72-26 and has been in net for 236 games. Raanta's quality start rate is 61.4% and he has qualified for 132 quality starts in his NHL career. He has tallied 5,890 saves out of the 6,419 shots tried, giving him a rate of .918. His opponents are averaging 2.47 goals/game and he has allowed 529 goals altogether. He has been a starter 215 games and has been on the ice for 12,844 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Carolina (-315)
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