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Flyers Penguins Game 5 Betting

The Pittsburgh Penguins will be looking to pile up the goals for OVER bettors once again on Friday night as they host the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series.

The Penguins staved off elimination on Wednesday, cutting the Flyers' series lead to 3-1 with a 10-3 road win as an underdog on the NHL lines. The teams have scored 45 goals in four games, sending each game screaming OVER the total, most times before the first period was over.

The result has been the highest over-under for a playoff game in two decades - all sportsbooks had the total at 7, with the price -120 favoring the OVER.

Marc-Andre Fleury played better in Game 4, but Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov is rumored to have a lower-body injury and defenceman Nik Grossman is expected to miss the game.

The Penguins currently sports a record of 51-25-6. The Flyers are 47-26-9. Betting totals have seen the Penguins post a 43-31-8 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Flyers have gone 43-37-2 against the number.

View Philadelphia vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Penguins were listed as huge -185 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark including BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total very high at 7 earlier on Friday.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Penguins, most recently No. 1 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Flyers, who rate a No. 3 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh's No. 1-ranked offense (3.4 goals per game) against a Flyers defense that ranks No. 21 at 2.8 goals per game allowed. The Penguins powerplay has clicked at a 19.7% rate while the Flyers have a 81.8% rate on the penalty kill.

The Penguins were a 10-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Flyers. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at +107 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors.

Philadelphia Flyers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Tampa Bay are 9-1
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a loss are 10-0

Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

 

A few Flyers at Penguins trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Philadelphia's last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Pittsburgh's last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Pittsburgh's last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing at home against Philadelphia

Next up:
Philadelphia home to Pittsburgh, Sunday, April 22

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