Philadelphia Flyers vs Carolina Hurricanes Betting Odds & Prediction

The Philadelphia Flyers (37-35-8) meet the Carolina Hurricanes (44-29-7) on Saturday evening at the Wells Fargo Center.

The Philadelphia Flyers (37-35-8) meet the Carolina Hurricanes (44-29-7) on Saturday evening at the Wells Fargo Center.

The Flyers have no hope of the NHL playoffs, having lost five of their last six games, including a 6-2 defeat on the road at the Dallas Stars on Tuesday evening.  On Thursday evening they were on the road at the St. Louis Blues.

The Flyers are averaging 2.94 Goals per Game at present to leave them 17th in the overall NHL standings. Defensively they are allowing 3.36 Goals per Game (29th overall). Sean Couturier has provided 32 goals for the Flyers to date, while Claude Giroux has contributed 61 assists.

At the time of writing, the Hurricanes could still secure an automatic playoff spot with a top three finish in the Metropolitan Division. However, they could also still miss out on a Wild Card spot from the Eastern Division, with the Columbus Blue Jackets and Montreal Canadiens breathing down their necks.

The Hurricanes were on home-ice against the New Jersey Devils on Thursday evening, but did their chances of a playoff spot no harm with a 4-1 win on the road at the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday evening.

The Hurricanes have averaged just 2.95 Goals per Game to date (16th overall), but have allowed only 2.71 Goals per Game (7th overall). Sebastian Aho is the leading scorer for the Hurricanes with 30 goals, while Teuvo Teravainen has provided 53 assists.

The best bet prediction here has to be the Hurricanes based on their greater desire, so they are the tips on the Money Line odds to prevail.

Pick: Money Line – Carolina Hurricanes