The Hurricanes are trying to reach the top of the Eastern Conference when they host the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday night.
Carolina Hurricanes Stats & Form
The Carolina Hurricanes had a historic start of the season winning the first nine games, all of them in regulation. They defeated the opponents by a 2.5 goals average margin in those nine games. A week ago the Hurricanes faced the leading Florida Panthers who handed them their first loss of the season.
Rod Brind’Amour’s team showed that it was just a bad night against the Panthers and quickly bounced back, defeating the reigning NHL champions the Tampa Bay Lightning in the next game. Martin Necas scored from the left circle 3:26 into overtime for the Hurricanes (10-1-0) to set a team record for the fewest games to reach 10 wins.
The Hurricanes are allowing an NHL-low 1.91 goals per game and have a league-best plus-20 goal differential.
Carolina Hurricanes News
After the Flyers’ game, Carolina is playing Pittsburgh at home and then goes on a six-game road trip. Right wing Nino Niederreiter will not suit up for tonight game while Brett Pesce and Antti Raanta are questionable.
Philadelphia Flyers Stats & Form
The Flyers had a good start of the season winning four of their first six games but have dropped three of the last five since.
The defenseman Ryan Ellis has missed the last nine games for the Flyers which has been the main reason for their inconsistency. The 30-year-old Canadian is expected to be back on the ice next week.
The offense has also been an issue for the Flyers as they have scored only 1.4 goals per game in their last five games facing a shutdown in two of them.
Most recently they lost 3-0 in Toronto. The only Flyers’ player who had a decent night was goalie Carter Hart who finished with 30 saves.
Philadelphia Flyers News
The Flyers will play back-to-back road games against the Hurricanes and the Stars before they go back home for the next three games. Ryan Ellis is listed as questionable for tonight’s game but he is not expected to be back. Center Tanner Laczynski will also miss the matchup against the Hurricanes.
Carolina Hurricanes vs Philadelphia Flyers Head-to-Head Stats
These two have split the last 10 games with the Flyers winning three of the last five. The last time they meet in March 2020, the Flyers won 4-1 at home. The last ten games between the Hurricanes and the Flyers have seen an average of 6.5 goals.
Carolina Hurricanes vs Philadelphia Flyers Wild Betting Odds
The Hurricanes are certainly favorites to win this one which is obvious by the -111 odds. The odds for the Flyers win is set at 230 while the draw is at 348. When it comes to the game total, the odds for under 5.5 goals are at -103 with -120 for over 5.5 goals.
Carolina Hurricanes vs Philadelphia Flyers Betting Tips
After an impressive start, the Hurricanes had some troubles in the last two, and the match against the Flyers is a real chance to get back to their form from the start of the season. They are clearly the better team than the Flyers and have a deeper roster which will be the difference-maker in this matchup. Both Hurricanes win and over 5.5 goals are safe bets for tonight’s game.
- Tip Quote (Home team win): -111 by 22bet
- Tip Quote (Draw): 348 by 22bet
- Tip Quote (Away team win): 230 by 22bet
Expert betting tip: Carolina Hurricanes to win and over 5.5 goals (185 by 22bet)