The Philadelphia Flyers have lost three of their past four games against the Pittsburgh Penguins with those Atlantic Division clubs meeting in NHL betting action once again on Wednesday night.
The Penguins topped the Flyers 3-1 in the first meeting of the season between those rivals on January 19, with Tyler Kennedy, James Neal, and Chris Kunitz scoring for Pittsburgh. That was the third straight UNDER result between the Flyers and Penguins.
Pittsburgh battles the Flyers, currently with a 7-9-1 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 9-7 for the Penguins and 7-9-1 for the Flyers.
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Penguins rated this week at No. 5 and the Flyers sitting at No. 24.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh's No. 5-ranked offense (3.2 goals per game) against a Flyers defense that ranks No. 19 at 2.9 goals per game allowed. The Penguins powerplay has clicked at a 27.4% rate while the Flyers have a 83.1% rate on the penalty kill.
Philadelphia was a 7-0 winner in its last match on the road against the Islanders. They won as +110 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.
The Penguins were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Sabres. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -134 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.
Philadelphia Flyers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Tampa Bay are 9-1
After playing NY Islanders are 4-6
After a win are 4-6
Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing Buffalo are 4-6
After a win are 7-3
A few Flyers at Penguins trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 7 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games
Philadelphia is 7-14 SU in its last 21 games
Pittsburgh is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Pittsburgh's last 17 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
Pittsburgh is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games at home
Philadelphia home to Florida, Thursday, February 21
Pittsburgh home to Florida, Friday, February 22