Hurricanes vs. Flyers - 2/23/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Flyers (26-21-11) at Carolina Hurricanes (27-23-10)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 7:00 pm (PNC Arena)
The Line: Carolina Hurricanes -137 / Philadelphia Flyers +124 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CN8PHI, TSOH
The Philadelphia Flyers and Carolina Hurricanes square off Tuesday night at the PNC Arena.
The Philadelphia Flyers could use a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 18.2 percent of their power plays. Wayne Simmonds leads Philly with 21 goals, Claude Giroux has 33 assists and Brayden Schenn has 121 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 78.8 percent of their power play chances. Steve Mason has allowed 95 goals on 1,117 shots faced and Michal Neuvirth has given up 51 goals on 727 shots. Mason has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
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The Carolina Hurricanes look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 17.5 percent of their power plays. Jeff Skinner leads Carolina with 21 goals, Jordan Staal has 23 assists and Justin Faulk has 163 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 81.9 percent of their power play chances. Cam Ward has allowed 86 goals on 929 shots faced and Eddie Lack has given up 64 goals on 649 shots. Ward has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
The Flyers are 21-46 in their last 67 road games and 1-5 in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest. The Hurricanes are 5-2 in their last 7 home games and 1-5 in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference. The Flyers are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Carolina and 37-17-4 in the last 58 meetings overall.
Philly has beaten Carolina in each of the last three games and has had the upperhand over the Hurricanes for the most part over the years overall. It's also not like either team has played consistent hockey all season long. I like the plus money here.