NHL Betting: Pens vs. Flyers
The Philadelphia Flyers have beaten the rival Pittsburgh Penguins just once in three tries so far this season as those Atlantic Division clubs hit the ice together once again on Sunday night.
Sidney Crosby and the Penguins topped the Flyers 5-4 as a road favorite when the teams last met back on March 7, producing the second straight OVER result in Flyers vs. Penguins betting matchups. The OVER/UNDER is 6-3-1 in their past 10 meetings.
The Flyers will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 13-16-1 this season, while the Penguins are 24-8. Philadelphia is 14-14-2 against the total, while Pittsburgh is 17-14-1 versus the number.
Bettors looking to side with the Penguins in this one found them earlier as -186 favorites on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 6 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Penguins at No. 2 and the Flyers at No. 10 heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 3.6 goals per game, against a Flyers defense that ranks No. 25 at 3.1 goals allowed. The Penguins power play is averaging 23.9% while the Flyers defense kills off 84.6% of their penalties.
Philadelphia lost its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Lightning on March 18. Bettors who backed the Lightning at +100 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent PUSH bettors to the payout window.
In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 4-2 winner on the road against the Islanders. Bettors on Pittsburgh at -154 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.
Philadelphia Flyers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Tampa Bay are 9-1
After playing Tampa Bay are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3
Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing NY Islanders are 6-4
After a win are 10-0
A few Flyers at Penguins trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 8 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 9 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games at home
Philadelphia home to NY Rangers, Tuesday, March 26
Pittsburgh home to Montreal, Tuesday, March 26