Penguins face off against the Flyers
The Pittsburgh Penguins and the Philadelphia Flyers have played to three straight UNDER results on the NHL betting lines as those teams renew their rivalry on Saturday.
The Penguins were upset 2-1 as a -235 home favorite on the NHL odds by the Flyers in the most recent game between the two teams on November 13. The UNDER has paid off in six of their last eight matchups.
The Flyers bring a 33-25-7 record to the battle against the 44-17-4 Penguins. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Philadelphia go 32-26-7 so far and the Penguins go 30-30-5.
The Flyers were listed earlier today as 110 moneyline underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.5.
The Flyers - Penguins odds would favor the Penguins if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Philadelphia is rated No. 9 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Pittsburgh is at No. 6.
The Penguins were a 2-0 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Capitals. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -180 on the moneyline, while the total score (2) was good news for UNDER bettors.
The Flyers were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Devils. That made winners of bettors who got New Jersey at +125 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Philadelphia's No. 14-ranked offense (2.83 goals per game) against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 5 at 2.45 goals per game allowed. The Flyers powerplay has clicked at a 19.41% rate while the Penguins have a 87.06% rate on the penalty kill.
A few Penguins at Flyers trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
Philadelphia is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games
Philadelphia is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games at home
Philadelphia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh home to Philadelphia, Sunday, March 16th