A top Metropolitan Division battle takes place on Tuesday, Jan. 7 when the Flyers head to Carolina to battle the Hurricanes. Philadelphia’s got 49 points in the division while Carolina has 50. Will the Hurricanes get the win on their home ice as the big favorite? Or, will the Flyers upset Carolina for the victory? Check out the NHL odds, analysis and a free pick for Flyers vs Hurricanes!
Flyers vs Hurricanes 2020 NHL Lines, Analysis & Prediction
- When: Tuesday, Jan.7 at 7:00 pm ET
- Where: PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC
- TV: ESPN+
- Moneyline Odds: Flyers +145, Hurricanes -170
- Over/Under Odds: 6
Why the Philadelphia Flyers are a good bet to win +145?
Philadelphia had no trouble beating Carolina in the last head-to-head matchup. The Flyers dominated the Hurricanes by 2 goals, 5-3. Philadelphia accomplished the task even though the Hurricanes outshot them 36-23. The Flyers should play a similar defensive-minded game on Tuesday night. If they do, they can upset the Hurricanes and grab the win.
- Goals For: 3.1
- Shots For: 32.2
- Power Plays: 20.1%
- Face-Offs: 54.6%
- Goals Against: 2.9
- Shots Against: 29.1
- Penalty Kills: 81.1%
- Shutouts: 0
Why the Carolina Hurricanes are a good bet to win -170?
Carolina ranks in the Top 10 in goals against and shots against. Last season’s Eastern Conference Finals runner-up allows 29 shots per game. That ranks 3rd. The Hurricanes allow 2.8 goals per game. That ranks 8th. The Hurricanes should use their defense in this just like they did in the Nov. 21 battle. The difference? At home, the Hurricanes figure to end up with the win.
- Goals For: 3.3
- Shots For: 34.3
- Power Plays: 24.2%
- Face-Offs: 50.7%
- Goals Against: 2.8
- Shots Against: 29.0
- Penalty Kills: 81.3%
- Shutouts: 3
NHL Betting Trends for Philadelphia Flyers vs Carolina Hurricanes
- Flyers are 9-0 in their last 9 versus the Eastern Conference
- Philadelphia is 1-4 in their last 5 road games
- Flyers are 0-5 in their last 5 versus a team with a winning record
- Over is 6-1-1 in Flyers last 8 overall
- Carolina is 4-1 in their last 5 Tuesday games
- Hurricanes are 2-5 in their last 7 overall
- Carolina is 33-16 in their last 49 home games
- Over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Carolina
Flyers vs Hurricanes NHL Betting Analysis
The Flyers got lucky to beat the Hurricanes in the last matchup. Often, the team that gets outshot by 13 loses. But in that game, the outshot team pulled off the victory. Don’t expect Philadelphia to provide a similar win on Tuesday night.
Carolina has lost 2 in a row. The losses happened versus the Washington Capitals and Tampa Bay Lightning, though. On Dec. 28, Carolina beat Washington 6-4. The Hurricanes can hang with the top teams in NHL. Almost as important? Philadelphia is cold. The Flyers are 1-4 SU in their last 5. This sets up for a Hurricanes victory.
NHL Free Pick: Carolina Hurricanes