Battle of Pennsylvania: NHL odds
The Philadelphia Flyers and the Pittsburgh Penguins played to an easy OVER result on the totals last time out as they prepare to meet once again in NHL betting action on Thursday night.
Philadelphia outscored Pittsburgh 6-5 to win as a road underdog in the last meeting between the two Atlantic Division teams on February 20. That broke up a streak of three straight UNDER results between the teams dating back to last year's playoffs.
Supporters of the Penguins have seen them go 15-8 so far this season, while the Flyers are at 11-12-1. In totals betting, the Flyers are 12-11-1, while the Penguins are 14-9.
If you're going with the Flyers in this one, they were listed as moneyline underdogs of +100 on most hockey betting menus early today for today's contest. The over-under was at 6 earlier at Bovada.
The Flyers sit at No. 10 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Penguins sit at a No. 3 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Philadelphia's No. 15-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 19 at 2.9 goals per game allowed. The Flyers powerplay has clicked at a 22.2% rate while the Penguins have a 80.9% rate on the penalty kill.
Pittsburgh was a 4-3 winner in its last match at home against the Lightning. They won as -161 favorites, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.
Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 4-2 loser as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -125 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After a win are 7-3
Philadelphia Flyers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 9-1
After playing NY Rangers are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3
A few Penguins at Flyers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
Pittsburgh is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Pittsburgh's last 25 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 8 games
Philadelphia is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games at home
Philadelphia is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games when playing Pittsburgh
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