Carolina Hurricanes (12-8-0) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (11-9-1)
Carolina Hurricanes vs. Philadelphia Flyers 11/28/23 – Carolina Hurricanes vs. Philadelphia Flyers 11/28/23 – On Tuesday night in the Metropolitan division, Carolina Hurricanes (12-8-0) will visit Philadelphia Flyers (11-9-1). No-Cost NHL Analysis will review key factors to keep in mind before placing bets on this exciting matchup at Wells Fargo Center.
The Hurricanes enter riding a hot streak having won 9 of their last 13 games. Carolina boasts a potent offense led by forwards Sebastian Aho, Seth Jarvis and Teuvo Teravainen. Aho’s playmaking ability has helped him rack up 12 assists while Teravainen leads the team with 10 goals. This offensive firepower should pose problems for a Flyers defense surrendering 3.29 goals per game over their last 7 contests.
The Flyers offense features their own dynamic scorers in Travis Sanheim, Joel Farabee and Travis Konecny. Konecny has come on strong lately with 5 goals in his last 6 games played. However, the Hurricanes defense and goaltending has been stout all season, allowing just 2.67 goals against per game. If Antti Raanta can maintain his 0.854 save percentage, he should withstand the Flyers attack.
Carolina Hurricanes vs. Philadelphia Flyers 11/28/23 Game Info
|Tuesday, November 28, 2023, at 7:30 PM ET
|Wells Fargo Center
Goaltender Antti Raanta vs. Goaltender Carter Hart
Antti Raanta‘s performance for the Carolina Hurricanes this season has been mixed. Boasting an average save percentage of 0.854 and 3.47 goals against per game average, his role in future games cannot be underestimated. Even though Raanta might not rank among the league’s elite, his performances during critical situations have shown flashes of brilliance that can prove pivotal. His experience and ability to make key saves in high-pressure scenarios have proven decisive. Raanta will be crucial for the Hurricanes’ defense, which relies heavily on his performance between the pipes, particularly against Flyers sharpshooters Travis Konecny and Joel Farabee. His ability to handle high-volume shooting while remaining calm under pressure will be essential, particularly considering their tendency for aggressive offensive plays.
Carter Hart of the Philadelphia Flyers has been more consistent, boasting an excellent save percentage of 0.911 and goals-against average of 2.53. Hart’s style characterized by agility and quick reflexes makes him particularly effective against high-speed shots or breakaway situations, and will play an instrumental role in stopping Sebastian Aho and Teuvo Teravainen whose precision shooting skills pose serious threats against any opponent’s offense. When the Hurricanes increase offensive pressure, his performance could prove vital as an anchoring presence against them both – or in case the Flyers fall behind on defense, Hart will play an instrumental part.
NHL Odds/Point Spread: Carolina Hurricanes -158, Total Odds: 6
The Hurricanes enter this Atlantic tilt as moderate -158 favorites on the moneyline. This indicates the expectation for Carolina to emerge with the road victory. The total is set at 6 goals, a reasonable line considering Carolina is scoring over 3 goals per contest. Expect a lower scoring affair here making the under appealing at -105 odds.
Carolina Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Hurricanes trends reveal a favorable 10-4 record to the under in their previous 14 matchups. This aligns with the projected game flow of a lower event contest. Additionally, Carolina has excelled on the road with a 13-6 record over their last 19 games away from home. Riding a 5 game road winning streak over Philadelphia, the Canes should continue their road success on Tuesday night.
Philadelphia Flyers Betting Trends
Recent trends for the Flyers showcase struggles at the Wells Fargo center with just 2 wins over their previous 7 contests as hosts. Moreover, Philadelphia has dropped 5 straight home games to the Hurricanes, making Carolina’s moneyline price look increasingly attractive. The under has also hit in 8 of the Flyers last 11 matchups, pointing to another potentially low event affair.
Carolina Hurricanes vs. Philadelphia Flyers 11/28/23 Betting Picks
Considering Carolina’s scoring prowess and stout defensive metrics, the moneyline price of -158 offers solid value. Raanta should be able to contain a Flyers offense that has struggled to light the lamp consistently this year. These expert handicapping tips also recommend targeting the under 6 at plus money, anticipating Raanta and Hart to hold down a tighter checking game.
Free Pick and Prediction: Carolina Hurricanes 3, Philadelphia Flyers 1