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Flyers Offering Good Value Against Patchwork Pens

After having their win streak snapped by the unstoppable Flames, the Pens head to Philly for their last game in a five-bout trip looking to draw even with the Capitals at the top of the Metropolitan Division. Their opponents tonight have dropped three consecutive contests going into the rivalry matchup and are 0-2 against Pittsburgh this season.

SHARK BITES
  • The Penguins are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games against the Flyers.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of the Flyers' last 10 games at home.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the Penguins' last 7 games on the road against the Flyers.

Time flies when you’re chasing a playoff spot and the Flyers of Philadelphia know that all too well. They now sit seven points out with just 14 games left to go so if they don’t start rallying – and scoring goals – soon, they’ll be trading their skates for spikes and their sticks for clubs. A six-goal outburst from the Flyers a week ago gave some hope to the thought that they’d figured out their offensive issues but by allowing a total of 11 goals over the course of their next three games, a whole new can of problems has been opened in Philly.

Mike Sullivan was hoping to get out of Calgary without losing any more troops but with Patric Hornqvist, Carl Hagelin and Matt Cullen all added to the injury report after the Pens’ loss to the Flames, the fleet is looking a little sparse.

With these things considered, I think a moneyline bet on the Flyers tonight is reasonable. Philly opened as the +127 home underdog and when you consider the team’s 19-15 SU record at the Wells Fargo Center compared to the Pens’ 16-18 SU record on the road this season, it makes a lot of sense.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Philadelphia Flyers were listed earlier today as 127 moneyline underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada), while odds makers set the opening betting total around 5.5.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 4.3-1.7 win for the Penguins on Wednesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Philadelphia Flyers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Philadelphia Flyers bring a 31-29-8 record to the battle against the 43-16-9 Penguins. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Philadelphia go 30-29-9 so far and the Penguins go 41-23-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Philadelphia vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Philadelphia Flyers at No. 19 and the Pittsburgh Penguins at No. 5 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Philadelphia's No. 21-ranked offense, averaging 2.59 goals per game, against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 15 at 2.79 goals allowed. The Flyers power play is averaging 20.25% while the Penguins defense kills off 80.27% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Flames on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Flames at -117 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Philadelphia was a 5-3 loser at home against the Blue Jackets. Bettors on Columbus at -113 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 games on the road
  • Philadelphia is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Philadelphia's last 10 games at home
  • Philadelphia is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh home to New Jersey, Friday, March 17th
Philadelphia at New Jersey, Thursday, March 16th

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