Carolina Hurricanes (12-8-0) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (11-9-1)
The Metropolitan division rivals Carolina Hurricanes and Philadelphia Flyers face off on Tuesday night in a big hockey matchup. The Hurricanes come in with a 12-8-0 record while the Flyers are 11-9-1 on the year. This important divisional clash has intriguing NHL betting picks. The Hurricanes, known for their dynamic play, will challenge the Flyers, who are looking to leverage their home-ice advantage in this encounter.
The Carolina Hurricanes have been relying on their defense and goaltending, allowing just 2.6 goals against per game which is 3rd best in the NHL. However, their offense has sputtered at times, averaging only 2.8 goals scored per contest. Winger Teuvo Teravainen leads the team with 10 goals while center Sebastian Aho paces Carolina with 17 points. The Hurricanes hope their offense can break out against a Flyers team allowing 3.48 goals against per game.
Meanwhile, Philadelphia Flyers has been scoring well this year at 3.43 goals per game but allowing 3.48 against, indicating they are more offense-oriented. Winger Travis Konecny leads the Flyers with 11 goals while defenseman Travis Sanheim is the points leader with 16. Their fast-paced attack will try to overwhelm Carolina’s stingy defense. The Flyers must also be wary of the Hurricanes’ league-best penalty kill unit at 89.6%.
Carolina Hurricanes vs. Philadelphia Flyers Game Info
|Tuesday, November 28, 2023 at 7:30 PM ET
|Wells Fargo Center
Goaltender Antti Raanta vs Goaltender Carter Hart
For Carolina, goaltender Antti Raanta has put up respectable numbers with 6 wins in 10 starts along with a .854 save percentage. Raanta will need to be sharp against a Flyers offense generating the 8th most shots on goal per game at 33.5. If Raanta can replicate his last start – a 38 save shutout performance – the Hurricanes should feel confident keeping Philadelphia’s scorers like Konecny at bay.
Carter Hart gets the nod in goal for the Flyers, bringing a 2.53 GAA through 12 starts this year. Hart has seen his fair share of rubber facing over 30 shots per 60 minutes. He’ll need to elevate his .911 save percentage to give Philadelphia a chance to beat division rival Carolina. The Hurricanes offense has looked lackluster of late so Hart must take advantage if they continue to misfire.
NHL Odds/Point Spread: Carolina Hurricanes -158, Total 6
The visiting Hurricanes open as moderate road favorites with a puck line of -1.5 set at +162 odds. Carolina is 9-4 over their last 13 games while also winning 8 of the previous 9 matchups with Philadelphia. Considering those domination trends, the -1.5 handicap looks enticing at plus-money for a Hurricanes team with a premier defense.
As for totals, the over/under opens at 6 with slight juice on the over at -104. The under has hit in 10 of Carolina’s last 14 outings thanks to their shutdown defensive corps and excellent penalty kill. Meanwhile, the over is 13-6 in the Hurricanes’ past 19 road contests indicating more open, high-scoring affairs away from home. With Philadelphia’s propensity to play loose shootouts as well, siding with the over 6 here offers betting value.
Carolina Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Hurricanes have shown a trend towards staying under the total in recent games, with 10 of their last 14 going under. Their success in recent matchups against the Flyers, especially in Philadelphia, is notable, with a 5-0 SU record in their last 5 road games against them. These trends could influence betting strategies, particularly for those considering the over/under and moneyline bets.
Philadelphia Flyers Betting Trends
The Flyers, on the other hand, have also trended towards the under in recent games, with 8 of their last 11 going under. Their home performance has been less than ideal, with a 2-5 SU record in their last 7 home games. Bettors should take into account these trends, especially when considering the Flyers’ chances against a team they have struggled against at home.
Carolina Hurricanes vs Philadelphia Flyers 11/28/23 Betting Picks
The Carolina Hurricanes enter this Metropolitan division showdown playing stellar hockey lately, winning 9 of their previous 13 contests. Carolina also owns an 8-1 SU record over the Flyers in recent meetings, including 5 straight road victories. Considering those domination trends, betting Carolina on the puck line at +162 odds delivers strong value.
The Hurricanes’ premier defense and league-best penalty killing give them a decided edge against an inconsistent Flyers team still struggling for home ice dominance. Riding Carolina -1.5 while sprinkling the over 6 goal total in what could turn into a wild scoring affair seems the savvy play Tuesday night at the best sportsbooks.