Flyers Host Hurricanes on March 5: Philadelphia Riding 7-0 SU & ATS Streak

The Flyers are red-hot right now having won seven in a row ahead of tonight's game vs the Carolina Hurricanes. Photo by @NHLFlyers (Twitter)
  • The Philadelphia Flyers host the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday, March 5, 2020, at 7:00 pm EST
  • Flyers are 7-0 in straight up wagers and against the spread
  • See the odds and best bet for tonight’s game, which sees Philadelphia as the home favorite

The Flyers vs Hurricanes odds have Philadelphia as -140 favorites versus the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday, March 5, 2020, at 7:00 pm EST. Philadelphia is playing the second of back-to-back games, after defeating the Washington Capitals 5-2 Wednesday night. Tonight will be the fourth and final time these teams play each other this season, with Philadelphia winning two of the previous three games.

The Flyers have been one of the NHL’s hottest teams since February, winning 11 of their last 14 games, including their last seven in a row. Carolina has slowed down over that span, going 5-7-2 over the last month and 4-4-2 in their last 10 contests, but have won three of their last five road games.

Carolina Hurricanes vs Philadelphia Flyers Odds

Team Spread Moneyline Total
Carolina +1.5 (-210) +120 O 6 (-115)
Philadelphia -1.5 (+175) -140 U 6 (-105)

Odds taken Mar. 5

Flyers Profitable for Bettors

Not only have the Philadelphia Flyers won their last seven games, but they’ve also defeated opponents by two or more goals in six of those contests. The Flyers have been very profitable for players since they’ve covered both straight up and against the spread bets in each of those seven games.

The Flyers were favored (-1.5) in five of their last seven games, winning them all by at least two goals, and were +1.5 in two of those contests. Philadelphia has collectively outscored their opponents 32-15 on their current winning streak.

Both Teams Facing the Fewest Shots in League

One particular category these teams are practically identical in is shots against, with Philadelphia and Carolina respectively ranking first (28.5 per game) and second (29.4 per game). Their successes at limiting opponent’s shots are reflected by both team’s advanced stats in possession at five-on-five.

Carolina has the league’s lowest count of Corsi against (total shots), Fenwick against (total unblocked shots), and shots on net against. Philadelphia has the league’s third-lowest count of Corsi and Fenwick against, and second-lowest shots on net against. Carolina has also allowed the second-fewest scoring chances, while the Flyers have faced the fourth-fewest.

Goaltending Bailing Out Flyers Versus Hurricanes

As previously mentioned, Philadelphia won two of their last three matches versus Carolina this season, outscoring them 13-9, but have been outshot by an average of 34.3-24. Carolina has been the superior possession team at five-on-five, maintaining percentages no lower than 57.89 percent in categories like Corsi-For, Fenwick, shots on net, scoring and high danger chances, along with expected goals.

Despite being grossly outplayed by Carolina this season, Philadelphia has persevered through their goaltending, having maintained a .912 save percentage against their division rivals this season. Brian Elliott split both games against the Hurricanes but has a .884 save percentage against the team. Carter Hart posted a .971 save percentage in his only game against Carolina this season, and is tonight’s likely starter since Elliott started last night.

Best Bets

While the Flyers have been practically unstoppable lately, they’re playing the second of a back-to-back, while Carolina has not played in four nights. This will be the 12th set of back-to-back games the Flyers will have played this season. In their previous 11, they’ve gone 4-5-2 in the second of back-to-back games, losing three of their last five. Philadelphia has been unbeatable in their last seven games, but has struggled finishing out back-to-back games this season, which might not be a good combination against a well-rested Hurricanes team.

The Pick: Carolina Hurricanes (+115)

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