OVER bettors will be interested in the Penguins vs. Flyers matchup on Sunday afternoon as those clubs play Game 3 of their best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.
Philadelphia took a 2-0 lead in the series on Friday, exploding for eight goals in an 8-5 road victory as underdogs. Claude Giroux and Sean Couturier each had hat tricks for the Flyers.
Pittsburgh remains the favorite on the Game 3 odds
The Flyers bring a 47-26-9 record to the battle against the 51-25-6 Penguins. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Philadelphia go 43-37-2 so far and the Penguins go 43-31-8.
Bettors looking to side with the Flyers in this one will find them as +100 underdogs on the NHL money line at . Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 6 at its open earlier today.
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Flyers at No. 3 and the Penguins at No. 1 heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Philadelphia's No. 3-ranked offense (3.2 goals per game) against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.7 goals per game allowed. The Flyers powerplay has clicked at a 19.7% rate while the Penguins have a 87.8% rate on the penalty kill.
The Flyers were a 8-5 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Penguins. That made winners of bettors who got Philadelphia at +180 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors.
Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3
Philadelphia Flyers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 9-1
After playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After a win are 3-7
A few Penguins at Flyers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Pittsburgh's last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Pittsburgh's last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Pittsburgh is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Philadelphia's last 11 games at home
Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, Wednesday, April 18