Philadelphia Flyers at Carolina Hurricanes - 3/12/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Philadelphia Flyers at Carolina Hurricanes - 3/12/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Hurricanes (40-12-5) vs Philadelphia Flyers (18-29-10)

Game Info: Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 3:00 pm (PNC Arena)

Betting Odds: Carolina Hurricanes -150 / Philadelphia Flyers +320 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Carolina Hurricanes host the Philadelphia Flyers in Saturday NHL Action.

The Philadelphia Flyers come into this road contest with an overall record of 18-29-10. Through 57 games, the Flyers are 8th in the Metropolitan Division. On the season, they have found the net 144 times, good for a rank of 30th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Philadelphia is the 24th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.42 goals per game. So far, the Flyers have a strength of schedule rating of 3rd in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 28th ranked team in the NHL. The Carolina Hurricanes get set to host the Philadelphia Flyers with an overall record of 40-12-5. This mark places them 1st in the Metropolitan division.

Through 57 games, the Hurricanes have scored 193 goals, giving them an average of 3.37. This output gives them a rank of 8th among NHL teams. On defense, Carolina is the 1st ranked unit, giving up 2.35 goals per contest. So far, the Hurricanes have played the 25th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Carolina's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 3rd in the NHL.

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Through 57 games, the Philadelphia Flyers goal and overall scoring leader is Cam Atkinson with 43 points. He has reached his mark of 21 goals, on a shooting percentage of 12.3%. So far, 10.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Claude Giroux, who has 24 assists to go along with his 17 goals. However, when on the ice, the Flyers are -13 in scoring differential. Philadelphia's top goalie is Carter Hart, who is giving up an average of 2.94 goals per game.

Through 54 games, the Carolina Hurricanes' goal and overall scoring leader is Sebastian Aho, with 59 points. He has reached his mark of 25 goals, on a shooting percentage of 15.4%. So far, 48.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Andrei Svechnikov, who has 28 assists to go along with his 23 goals. 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 2.08 goals per game. In his 39 games played, he has turned in 22 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

In Philadelphia's 57 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 28-28-1. So far, the team has been less likely to go over the betting line when playing on the road, going just 10-15-1. On the season, 53.0% of Philadelphia's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 44.0% of the scoring coming from the Flyers. Coming into this game, the Hurricanes have an over-under record of 27-30. When playing at home, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 11-17. On the season, 49.0% of Carolina's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 59.0% of the scoring coming from the Hurricanes. Look for this matchup to be a low-scoring game, finishing below the over-under line of 5.5 goals.

 

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