Carolina Hurricanes vs. Philadelphia Flyers - 1/7/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Philadelphia Flyers at Carolina Hurricanes

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 7:00 PM (Pnc Arena)

CAR -170 O:U 6

TV: DTV

The Philadelphia Flyers take on the Carolina Hurricanes in Raleigh, North Carolina on Sunday at the PNC Arena. The Flyers are on a three-game losing streak at the moment, losing to the Los Angeles Kings, Vegas Golden Knights, and the Arizona Coyotes in their most recent game. The Flyers have only won one game in their last five games. 
 
The Flyers are 22-15-5 on the season and fifth place in the Atlantic Division with 49 points. The Flyers have fallen from fourth place to fifth place in the standings during the losing streak. Your Flyers are middle of the road in most of the categories, as they are 15th in goals scored, and 11th in goals allowed. They're also 15th in power plays, and 14th in penalties killed.

The Hurricanes are coming off of a loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning, creating a losing streak for the Hurricanes as they lost to the Washington Capitals in their game prior. The loss to the Capitals snapped a two-winning streak that the Hurricanes were on. 

The Hurricanes are 24-16-2 on the season due to having one of the most balanced teams in the NHL. The Hurricanes find themselves in the top ten in both offense and defense, and while they don't do anything better than all teams in the NHL, they are consistent in what they are good at. The Hurricanes are good at home, boasting a record of 12-8 in their home arena. 

Philadelphia is 21-21 ATS this season
Over is 22-19-2 for the Flyers this season
Carolina is 19-23 ATS this season
Over is 20-22 for the Hurricanes this season

In their two matchups so far this season, the Philadelphia Flyers have won both games. Both teams luckily are entirely healthy, with no injuries to set either side back at the moment. Both teams are not playing great at the moment, and both teams are more middle-of-the-road than they are elite. However, I think that the Carolina Hurricanes play at a higher level more frequently than the Philadelphia Flyers, and I think that that is the reason why the Carolina Hurricanes will win. Final Score Prediction, Carolina Hurricanes win 3-2.

Joshua’s Pick Carolina -170

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.