Flyers vs. Hurricanes - 4/9/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Carolina Hurricanes (29-40-11) at Philadelphia Flyers (33-29-18)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers -160 / Carolina Hurricanes +144 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSS, CSN
The Carolina Hurricanes and Philadelphia Flyers meet Thursday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Carolina Hurricanes look for a win after losing five of their last six games. The Hurricanes are averaging 2.3 goals and have scored eight goals in their last three games. The Carolina Hurricanes have one power play goal in their last four games and have won four of their last five when scoring at least three goals. Eric Staal leads Carolina with 23 goals, Elias Lindholm has 22 assists and Jeff Skinner has 230 shots on goal. Defensively, the Hurricanes are allowing 2.7 goals and haven’t allowed a power play goal in four of their last six games. Cam Ward has allowed 119 goals on 1,295 shots faced and Anton Khudobin has given up 87 goals on 874 shots.
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The Philadelphia Flyers look for a win after winning four of their last six games. The Flyers are averaging 2.6 goals and have scored 11 goals in their last three games. The Philadelphia Flyers have four power play goals in their last two games and have won four straight when scoring at least three goals. Wayne Simmonds leads Philly with 28 goals, Claude Giroux has 47 assists and Jakub Voracek has 217 shots on goal. Defensively, the Flyers are allowing 2.7 goals and have allowed a power play goal in four of their last six games. Steve Mason has allowed 105 goals on 1,468 shots faced and Ray Emery has given up 78 goals on 732 shots.
The Hurricanes are 18-39 in their last 57 road games and 1-5 in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference. The Flyers are 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 2-6 in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest. The Hurricanes are 7-19-2 in the last 28 meetings in Philadelphia and 19-39-6 in the last 64 meetings overall.
I don't like big chalk, but the Flyers are at home and playing solid hockey over the last week or so.. The Hurricanes? Not so much. Take the home team.