Carolina Hurricanes vs Philadelphia Flyers Prediction, 3/18/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Carolina Hurricanes vs Philadelphia Flyers
Date: Saturday, March 18, 2023
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Hurricanes (-213) Flyers (+175)
Wells Fargo Center is the location where the Philadelphia Flyers (24-32-11) will go up against the Carolina Hurricanes (44-14-8) on Saturday. The line on this contest has Carolina at -213 and Philadelphia is coming in at +175. The over/under comes in at 6.
The Carolina Hurricanes were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 5-3 win against the Jets their last time on the ice. The Hurricanes had a impressive offensive output in this win. For the outing, they netted 5 out of the 25 shots they tried. In addition, they had 2 power play attempts but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. Carolina garnered 7 minutes in the box in this outing.
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Pertaining to their scoring, the Carolina Hurricanes have tallied 218 goals (15th in hockey) over the course of the season and have given up 166. For the year, they have accumulated 96 points and their points percentage is sitting at .727. Carolina comes into the game with 212 power play chances and they have notched 45 goals out of those tries, garnering them a rate of 21.23%. While at even strength, the Hurricanes have conceded 132 goals while getting 173 on the offensive side of the ice. Carolina has tried 2,304 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.5%. The Hurricanes so far have had 1,699 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .902. Carolina Hurricanes opponents have amassed 212 power play tries (15th in hockey) and have come away with 34 goals in those chances.
The man protecting the net in this game is Frederik Andersen. Andersen has been in goal for 470 games throughout his pro hockey career. He has accumulated an overall record of 278-121-51 and he was named the starter in 456 games. Opponents have racked up 1,166 goals versus Andersen in his professional hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.58. Andersen has had 13,801 shot attempts against him and he has 12,635 saves. His save percentage is at .916 in his 27,116 minutes between the pipes. In his professional hockey career, Andersen has tallied 259 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .568.
In their last contest, Philadelphia faced off against the Golden Knights in an outing where the Flyers went home in defeat by a final score of 5-3. They had 2 power play chances in this game but weren't able to score a goal. The Flyers had 3 goals out of the 30 shots on goal they pursued.
On the campaign, the Philadelphia Flyers have accounted for 171 goals, 59 points, in addition to a points percentage of .440. They have granted a total of 221 goals to be scored by of a combination of 172 goals at even strength and 49 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Flyers have racked up 143 goals at even strength and 28 goals (32nd in hockey) while on the power play. They have a tally of 188 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play rate of 14.89%. Philadelphia has put up 1,970 shots (26th in hockey) and has a shot percentage of 8.68%, while allowing their opponents 2,095 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 74.48% on their opponents 192 chances on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 89.5%.
Across the ice you are likely to see Carter Hart in net. Hart has compiled a lifetime record of 79-82-26 and has participated in 194 contests. Hart's quality start percentage comes out to 48.4% and he has earned 90 quality starts in his pro career. He has accounted for 5,151 stops out of the 5,689 shots taken, which gives him a rate of .905. The opposition is averaging 2.97 goals/game and he has yielded 538 goals overall. He has started in 186 games and has played 10,886 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Carolina (-213)
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