Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Hurricanes vs Flyers NHL Odds
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(16-17-3) Carolina Hurricanes vs. Philadelphia Flyers (15-19-5)
Date: Thursday, January 3rd
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PN
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Flyers -116
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NHL Betting Total: 6
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The Hurricanes vs. Flyers game on Thursday from Wells Fargo is one only a mother – or a bettor – could love. Philadelphia sits at 15th out of 16 teams in the Eastern Conference while Carolina is only 2 points ahead of them. Oddsmakers have called this nearly a toss-up so is home ice the deciding factor?
The Hurricanes are just 3-6-1 over their last 10 but on a positive note they are coming off a 3-1 win over these Flyers on New Years Eve. The Canes were at home in that game, winning as -145 favorites. Carolina has scored 1 goal or less in 4 of the last 6 road games however so are they doomed on Thursday?
Curtis McElhinney has been very streaky in net for the Hurricanes. He won 4 straight followed by four losses in a row to a win last time out vs. Philadelphia. In 7 of his last 9 starts the Carolina goaltender has allowed 2 goals or less so there could be value in the Hurricanes -105 or the ‘under’ 6.
The Flyers aren’t looking like a postseason team this year and now have a 4 game losing streak coming into Thursday night’s matchup. The Philadelphia offense has gone into a rut scoring just 2 total goals over the last 3 games. The last 5 games have been on the road however so maybe Philly gets a boost being at home.
With Philadelphia not putting up many goals lately the pressure on G Carter Hart increases on Thursday. The rookie has made just 5 career starts and has dropped his last 3. Is the inexperience in net enough to give Carolina the edge in this contest?
NHL Betting Trends:
- Hurricanes are 4-10 their last 14
- Hurricanes are 1-5 their last 6 road games
- Flyers are 1-4 their last 5 on 1 days rest
- Hurricanes are 2-5 the last 7 in Philadelphia
Free Carolina Hurricanes vs. Philadelphia FlyersNHL Prediction:
In back-and-back situations between two teams we often see a split with both squads winning at home. The Hurricanes looked like the better team on Monday but they’re also 2-5 the last 7 in Philadelphia. Luckily for Carolina they’ve got the goaltending edge on Thursday which will be the deciding factor.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Carolina -105
NHL Free Score Prediction: Carolina 3 – Philadelphia 2
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