Philadelphia Flyers vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction, 3/9/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Philadelphia Flyers vs Carolina Hurricanes
Date: Thursday, March 9, 2023
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Flyers (+310) Hurricanes (-400)
PNC Arena is the site where the Carolina Hurricanes (42-12-8) will attempt to beat the Philadelphia Flyers (24-29-11) on Thursday. The line on this matchup has Philadelphia at +310 and Carolina is at -400. The over/under comes in at 7.
The Philadelphia Flyers will look to clean up some issues after taking a 5-2 loss to the Lightning in their previous game. The Flyers could have played much better offensively in the loss. In the game, they converted 2 of the 35 shots they attempted. Moreover, they had 3 power play attempts but weren't able to score. Philadelphia had 23 minutes in the box in this outing.
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Philadelphia Flyers opponents have earned 180 power play tries (28th in pro hockey) and have notched 45 goals in those attempts. The Flyers thus far have had 2,001 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .895. Philadelphia has taken 1,889 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 8.8%. When playing at even strength, the Flyers let the opposition score 165 goals while scoring 139 as an offensive unit. Philadelphia is sitting with 182 power play opportunities and they have scored 28 goals out of those chances, garnering them a percentage of 15.38%. For the current campaign, they have recorded 59 points and their points percentage comes in at .461. When discussing scoring goals, the Philadelphia Flyers have earned 167 goals (29th in the NHL) so far this season and have surrendered 210.
The player in the crease for this game is Carter Hart. Hart has taken the ice for 193 contests during his hockey career. He has a win-loss record of 79-81-26 and he has started in 185 games. Opponents have tallied 534 goals versus Hart in his NHL career and his goals against average per game is 2.96. Hart has had 5,658 shots against him and he has 5,124 saves. His save percentage is .906 in his 10,827 minutes in the crease. Over the course of his time in hockey, Hart has tallied 90 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .486.
In their last outing, Carolina opposed the Canadiens in a game where the Hurricanes got the tie by a score of 3-3. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this one but weren't able to score a goal. The Hurricanes netted 3 goals out of the 39 shots on goal they took.
On the year, the Carolina Hurricanes have a total of 212 goals, 92 points, as well as a points percentage of .742. They have permitted 156 goals to be scored by way of 122 goals at even strength and 34 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Hurricanes are sitting with 168 goals at even strength and 44 goals (13th in professional hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have a total of 202 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play rate of 21.78%. Carolina has attempted 2,185 shots (3rd in the NHL) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.70%, while allowing their opponents 1,609 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 83.57% on the other teams 207 power play tries, and their save percentage sits at 90.3%.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Frederik Andersen patrolling the crease. Andersen has a lifetime record of 277-120-51 and has been in net for 468 games. Andersen's quality start rate comes in at 57.0% and he has made 259 quality starts in his hockey career. He has accounted for 12,594 stops out of the 13,754 shots taken, which gives him a save percentage of .916. Teams are averaging 2.58 goals/game and he has allowed 1,160 goals in total. He got the starting nod in 454 games and has played for a total of 26,999 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Carolina (-400)
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