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Carolina Hurricanes

Philadelphia Flyers
20-19-9 January 21, 2014, 07:00 PM | Wells Fargo Center 25-19-6



A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Carolina duelling Philadelphia on Tuesday at Wells Fargo Center.

The Flyers sit at 25-19-6 on the season; in comparison, the Hurricanes are currently 20-19-9. Looking to wager on the totals? Philadelphia is 23-20-7 OU, and Carolina is 20-23-5 OU.

View Carolina Hurricanes vs Philadelphia Flyers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Flyers in this one found them earlier as -157 Favorite on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

The Flyers - Hurricanes odds would favor the Flyers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Philadelphia is rated No. 12 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Carolina is at No. 17.

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Last time out for Carolina, they were a 5-3 loser as they battled the Lightning at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Lightning at +105 were rewarded, while the 8 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

The Flyers were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Islanders. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -110 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Philadelphia's No. 17-ranked offense, averaging 2.74 goals per game, against a Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 18 at 2.85 goals allowed. The Flyers power play is averaging 18.18% while the Hurricanes defense kills off 79.35% of their penalties.

Next up:
Carolina at Buffalo, Thursday, January 23rd
Philadelphia at Columbus, Thursday, January 23rd

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