Flyers vs. Hurricanes - 12/13/14 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Carolina Hurricanes (8-17-3) at Philadelphia Flyers (10-13-5)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 1:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers -155 / Carolina Hurricanes +140 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSS, CSN
The Carolina Hurricanes and Philadelphia Flyers square off Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Carolina Hurricanes have lost four straight games and are back to the bottom of their division. The Hurricanes are averaging 2.1 goals per game and have scored four goals in their last four games. The Carolina Hurricanes haven’t scored a power play goal in five straight games and are 7-6 overall this season when scoring three or more goals. Jiri Tlusty leads Carolina with 10 goals, Justin Faulk has 12 assists and Elias Lindholm has 56 shots on goal. Defensively, the Hurricanes are allowing 2.7 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in seven of their last nine games. Cam Ward has allowed 49 goals on 540 shots faced and Anton Khudobin has given up 23 goals on 237 shots.
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The Philadelphia Flyers have lost seven of their last nine games and are also dropping in the division. The Flyers are averaging 2.6 goals per game and have scored eight goals in their last three games. The Philadelphia Flyers have scored a power play goal in six straight games and have won five of their last eight overall when scoring at least three goals. Wayne Simmonds leads Philly with 12 goals, Jakub Voracek has 25 assists and Claude Giroux has 114 shots on goal. Defensively, the Flyers are allowing 2.9 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in six of their last eight games. Steve Mason has allowed 49 goals on 587 shots faced and Ray Emery has given up 30 goals on 296 shots.
The Hurricanes are 3-12 in their last 15 road games and 8-20 in their last 28 overall. The Flyers are 7-3 in their last 10 home games and 3-11 in their last 14 overall. The Hurricanes are 3-8 in the last 11 meetings in Philadelphia and 16-38-6 in the last 60 meetings overall.
The Philadelphia Flyers have been solid recently on their home ice while the Hurricanes have been brutal all season just about everywhere. As long as you don't mind the price, the Flyers have to be the pick here.