Carolina Hurricanes at Philadelphia Flyers - 2/21/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Carolina Hurricanes at Philadelphia Flyers - 2/21/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Flyers (15-25-9) vs Carolina Hurricanes (34-11-4)

Game Info: Monday, February 21, 2022 at 3:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)

Betting Odds: Philadelphia Flyers +150 / Carolina Hurricanes -200 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Carolina Hurricanes host the Carolina Hurricanes in Monday NHL Action.

The Carolina Hurricanes come into this road contest with an overall record of 33-11-4. Through 48 games, the Hurricanes are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. On the season, they have found the net 168 times, good for a rank of 9th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Carolina is the 2nd ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.4 goals per game. So far, the Hurricanes have a strength of schedule rating of 25th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 4th ranked team in the NHL.

The Philadelphia Flyers get set to host the Carolina Hurricanes with an overall record of 15-25-9. This mark places them 7th in the Metropolitan division. Through 49 games, the Flyers have scored 125 goals, giving them an average of 2.55. This output gives them a rank of 28th among NHL teams. On defense, Philadelphia is the 25th ranked unit, giving up 3.43 goals per contest. So far, the Flyers have played the 14th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Philadelphia's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 30th in the NHL.

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Through 48 games, the Carolina Hurricanes' leading goal scorer is Andrei Svechnikov. With his 25 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 47. On the season, he is turning 14.3% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Hurricanes have benefited from the strong play of Sebastian Aho, who is the team's overall leader in points. In Carolina's 48 games, he has come up with 21 goals on a shooting percentage of 16.0%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of 12.0 Carolina's top goalie is Frederik Andersen, who is giving up an average of 2.1 goals per game. In his 35 games played, he has turned in 19 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Through 49 games, Philadelphia's leading goal scorer is Cam Atkinson. With his 17 goals and 20 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 37. On the season, he is turning 11.3% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Flyers have benefited from the strong play of Claude Giroux, who is the team's overall leader in points. In Philadelphia's 49 games, he has come up with 16 goals on a shooting percentage of 12.9%. However, when on the ice, the Flyers are -7 in scoring differential. Philadelphia's top goalie is Carter Hart, who is giving up an average of 2.96 goals per game. In his 32 games played, he has come up with a quality start just 52 percent of the time.

In Carolina's 48 games, they have an above .500 record against the spread, going 32-15. So far, the Hurricanes have been a good bet at home as they have covered in 17 of their 23 games at PNC Arena. On the season, the Carolina Hurricanes have a per-game scoring differential of 1.1 Even when playing on the road, the team is winning games by an averge margin of 0.92 goals. Over the Panthers' last five games, they have scored 18 goals, accounting for 58% of the scoring in these contests. In 5 on 5 situations, the Carolina Hurricanes have a shooting percentage of 8.9%, placing them above the league average. Their shooting efficiency is a key reason for their offensive success as they are also generating 5 on 5 scoring chances at an above-average rate. According to advanced metrics that track the quality of a team's shots, the Hurricanes have 17.8 fewer goals than expected. For the year, the team is averaging 7.38 high danger scoring chances per game. Look for the Hurricanes to pick up the win over the Flyers.

 

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