The Philadelphia Flyers are starting to look like a worthwhile longshot pick to win the Metropolitan Division in our NHL future odds at +10000. The Flyers go after their seventh win in nine games when they host the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday.
Philadelphia is doing it primarily with defense, allowing 2.76 goals per game (eighth in the league). The Flyers snapped a two-game slide Saturday with a 1-0 shootout win over the New York Islanders.
Under bettors are 5-1-1 in the last seven Philadelphia games and 4-2 in the past six for the Hurricanes after their 3-2 win over Columbus on Sunday.
Carolina was second in the league in goals against last season but is off to a slow start on the defensive end through the first quarter, and the Hurricanes’ 7-13 record ATS is a product of their defensive struggles.
Philadelphia is +8000 to win the Eastern Conference in Las Vegas hockey odds, while Carolina is +280 to win the Metro and +550 to take the East.
Canes’ Comeback May Spark Moneyline Run
Carolina was headed for another loss Sunday after the embarrassing setback against Tampa Bay on Black Friday.
The Hurricanes would not cave in this time, scoring three straight goals to earn a rousing home victory against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Andrei Svechnikov got the winner for his first goal of the season in his 12th game since returning from a knee injury.
Svechnikov now boasts a four-game point streak and can add to a balanced offense led by Seth Jarvis and Sebastian Aho (17 points each) and Teuvo Teravainen (10 goals). Jarvis has seven points in his past four contests.
Pyotr did Pyotr things last night 💪 pic.twitter.com/XygmCff1N3
— Carolina Hurricanes (@Canes) November 27, 2023
Carolina will have to get its defense and goaltending issues straightened out to be a better bet for NHL spread picks. Pyotr Kochetkov got the win in net Sunday after Antti Raanta allowed eight goals Friday. Kochetkov has stopped 77-of-84 shots in his last four outings.
The Hurricanes are 9-4-0 over their last 13 games after a 3-4-0 start if you are betting online. They are still trying to find their division-winning form of 2022-23, though.
Balance, Defense Leads to Flyers ATS Success
Coach John Tortorella just may have Philadelphia a few steps ahead in its rebuild, but bettors have to wonder when the winning may end at the sportsbook.
The Flyers have managed just three goals in the last three games and a defenseman leads the team in scoring. Travis Sanheim has two goals and 14 assists to top Philadelphia’s balanced production.
Travis Konecny (11 goals) and Joel Farabee (eight) each have 15 points. Cam Atkinson (eight) and Owen Tippett (seven) have 14 for the Flyers. Philadelphia is 29th in the league on the power play at 10.1 percent.
The Flyers sure are paying off bettors, though. Philadelphia is 15-6 ATS and the under is 6-0-2 in its last eight against Metropolitan Division opponents. Big defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen also made his season debut Saturday after recovering from a lower-body injury.
Carter Hart is 6-5-0 in net with a .911 save percentage, while Samuel Ersson has won three straight in net after stopping all 25 shots Saturday.
Hurricanes vs Flyers Game Information
- Game: Hurricanes (12-8-0) vs Flyers (11-9-1)
- Location: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
- Day/Time: Tuesday, Nov. 28, 7:30 p.m. ET
- Hurricanes vs Flyers Live Stream: NHL.TV
Hurricanes vs Flyers Betting Lines
Best Bets for Hurricanes vs Flyers
The Hurricanes should get a boost from their comeback victory, even though they have struggled a bit on the road (5-6-0). The Flyers have been a tough beat all season, and we don’t expect them to back off yet. But we think this might be one of those games where Carolina will break out offensively. The Hurricanes have won eight of the last nine meetings overall and five in a row at Philadelphia. The under is also a good bet by the numbers. Perhaps a 3-1, 4-1 Canes win?
Best NHL Bet: Carolina -1 ½ (+160), Under 6 (-115)
Best Prop Bets for Hurricanes vs Flyers
The most goals scored in the first or second period offer the best value at +300. A two-goal Carolina victory also pays off pretty well (+450). Aho is a good bet for total goals scored; he has six goals in eight games against the Flyers in the last two seasons.
Best NHL Prop: Most goals in the second period (+300), Aho 1+ goals (+140)
Questions Of The Day
Which NHL game today offers the best value for parlay bets?
We would look to the Minnesota Wild to respond to the change in coaches. John Hynes takes over the disappointing team, which is the 1 ½-goal favorite.
Which Flyers player is most likely to go over his assist prop?
Sanheim leads the way in assists, but if you are looking at forwards, Scott Laughton and Sean Couturier are your best bets with nine each.