- What: Carolina Hurricanes vs. Philadelphia Flyers
- Date: Tuesday, November 28, 2023
- Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
- Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
- How to Watch: ESPN+, hulu
Two of the top teams in the NHL’s Metropolitan Division face off tonight when the Carolina Hurricanes start a three-game road trip against the Philadelphia Flyers. The Hurricanes, who were the early betting favorite to represent the Eastern Conference in the 2024 Stanley Cup Finals, are in second place in the Metropolitan Division with a 12-8-0 record. Meanwhile, the Flyers, who were not picked to make the 2024 NHL playoffs, sit in third place in the division with an 11-9-1 record, one point behind Carolina.
There have been some rumblings that the Hurricanes have had a slow start to the 2024 NHL season, but let’s not forget that the club began last year with a 10-6-5 record before finishing the year with a record of 52-21-9 and 113 points. Carolina has played well at home with a 7-2-0 record, but they are below .500 on the road with a 5-6-0 mark.
The Flyers have been a surprise early in the 2024 season as many prognosticators picked the team to finish at or near the bottom of the Eastern Conference. Things are playing out much better for the team that wrapped up 2023 with a record of 31-38-13. Philly is 5-5-0 at home in 2024.
Before we look at the betting breakdown for tonight’s matchup between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Philadelphia Flyers, check out our betting picks to win the 2024 Stanley Cup and our tips for betting on the NHL.
Carolina Hurricanes vs. Philadelphia Flyers betting picks for November 28, 2023
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Carolina Hurricanes betting breakdown
The Hurricanes were one of the more aggressive teams during the off-season, signing Michael Bunting from the Toronto Maple Leafs after he put up 46 goals and 112 points over the two previous seasons. The club also added defenseman Dmitry Orlov and Brendan Lemieux. Those signings added depth to a team that is known for rolling out one of the deeper rosters in the NHL.
Carolina is tied with the New Jersey Devils for the most goals in the Metropolitan Division with 67. However, the team’s goals allowed on the year is also 67, which ranks the club third last in the division, and a far cry from the New York Rangers, who are tops in the division at 45 goals allowed. Carolina has been fairly effective on the power play this year, connecting at a 21.62 percent rate. As for the team’s penalty kill, the Hurricanes are in the league’s bottom half, with a PK rate of 74.63 percent.
Seth Jarvis leads the ‘Canes in scoring with 17 points. Teuvo Teravainen is the team’s top goal scorer with 10, and Sebastian Aho leads the club with 12 assists.
Antti Raanta has taken over starting goaltending duties since Frederik Andersen went on injured reserve in early November with blood clots. Raanta is 6-3-0 on the season with a .854 save percentage and a 3.47 goals against average. He is coming off a game on Friday where he allowed eight goals on 14 shots.
Philadelphia Flyers betting breakdown
Judging from where they were picked to finish at the end of the 2024 NHL season, it seems as if team president Keith Jones, GM Daniel Briere, and head coach John Tortorella have the Flyers on the right path early in the 2024 campaign. Philly is in the middle of the pack as far as goals scored this year in the Metropolitan Division with 64, but their goals against of 58, makes them one of only three clubs in the division with a positive goal differential.
The Flyers have one of the worst power plays in the league, connecting on just 10.14 percent of their power play opportunities. Meanwhile, the team’s penalty kill is in the league’s top half, preventing their foes from scoring with the extra man 83.58 percent of the time.
A young core leads Philadelphia. The top three scorers on the team are Travis Sanheim, Travis Konecny, and Joel Farabee. Sanheim has 16 points on the year, while Konecny and Farabee each have 15 points. Konecny leads the team in goals with 11, and Sanheim is tops on the club in assists with 14.
Carter Hart is the Flyers starting goalie. He has a record of 6-5, and a goals against average of 2.53 to go with a save percentage of .911.
Best bets for Carolina Hurricanes vs. Philadelphia Flyers
Over their past 10 games, the Hurricanes have averaged three goals per game while giving up 2.9 goals per game. As for the Flyers, they have scored 26 goals in their past 10 games and surrendered 24. As for matchups on the season, the Hurricanes and Flyers have played twice in the 2024 campaign, with the teams combining for five goals in one game and four in the other contest. The betting pick is for the Hurricanes and Flyers to combine for less than six goals tonight.
Without Frederik Andersen, the goaltending of the Carolina Hurricanes has been suspect. Expect the young core of the Philadelphia Flyers to exploit that weakness and pick up the win on home ice. The betting pick is for the Philadelphia Flyers to beat the Carolina Hurricanes.
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