Flyers at Hurricanes NHL Game
With only four games on the National Hockey League slate for Wednesday night, many people will be focused on the lead-off to the TNT Double-Header coverage as the Carolina Hurricanes host the Philadelphia Flyers. Let’s analyze and break down some critical factors for this Eastern Conference showdown in this betting preview of the Flyers vs Hurricanes NHL Game for Wednesday night in Raleigh.
Philly Flop Due?
The Philadelphia Flyers were off to an excellent start to the season, winning three of their first four games, but now coach John Tortorella’s crew has played .500 hockey in recent stretch as they wrap up a four-game road trip with this contest tonight against the Carolina Hurricanes. Forward Travis Konecny continues his hot run, leading the squad with nine goals and second in points with 13, only one behind defenseman Travis Sanheim, who paces the club with twelve assists.
Goaltender Carter Hart is projected to start in goal for the Flyers. It would be his eighth start of the season. Hart is 4-3 with a 2.52 goals-against and a .913% save percentage. In nine previous starts against the Hurricanes, Hart is 3-5-1 with a 3.17 goals-against and .905 save percentage.
GAME ODDS SIDE TOTAL PUCK-LINE
7:00 pm Philly +210 6 Over -110 +1.5 -210
Carolina -2406 Under +100-1.5 +190
Easier Breeze in Raleigh
The Carolina Hurricanes have played solid hockey despite goaltending issues and injuries. The club by the coast is weathering the storm well and have won six of their last nine games overall. Forwards Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Sebastian Aho are tied with 13 points for the club lead, while centerman Marty Necas has five goals and seven assists for twelve points, and defenseman Brady Skjei leads all blueliners with 12 points as well.
Between the pipes, 34-year old veteran Antti Raanta is projected to start. This would be his fifth start of the season, going 3-1 with a 3.03 goals-against and a .870% save percentage. In nine previous starts against the Flyers, Raanta is 6-1-2 with a 2.37 goals-against, a .924% save percentage, and one shutout.
Panthers at Hurricanes Betting Odds
Sportsbooks have the hosting Carolina Hurricanes Live NHL betting odds to win as large favorites against the visiting Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night priced in the range at -260. The Hurricanes have won six of their last eight games, and both teams have won their last contests.
Carolina has dominated this series, winning the last eight consecutive meetings; however, five of the previous six meetings were decided by one goal, and three of the seven contests went past regulation.
Concluding the Flyers at Hurricanes NHL Game Betting Preview: The total for this contest is set at six goals shaded slightly to the Under around the pick’em.
The Flyers have been trending Under the total in four of their last five games overall, while the Hurricanes have gone Under the total in six of their last seven games at home.
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