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Battle of Pennsylvania Has Been Lopsided Lately

The battle of Pennsylvania is always must-see TV, and Saturday’s clash between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers in the City of Brotherly Love will be no different. Hockey bettors looking to get in on some action will find no shortage of betting opportunities, too. Most shops opened the Flyers as +109 underdogs with an OVER/UNDER total of 5.5.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone OVER in seven of the Flyers' last 10 games after losing as a favorite.
  • The total has gone UNDER in four of the Penguins' last five games on the road.
  • The Flyers are 2-5 SU in their last seven games.

If you’re looking for an edge, consider the Flyers. Philly has dominated this rivalry lately, claiming four of the last five games between the clubs at the Wells Fargo Center.

Totals bettors, take note: the UNDER is red-hot when these squads collide. Five of the last six contests between the Flyers and Pens in Philadelphia have gone UNDER the closing total.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're backing the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins in this one, they Penguins listed earlier today as favorites of -120 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Those over/under total betting saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.2-2.6 victory for the Flyers. 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

Supporters of the Pittsburgh Penguins have seen them go 5-2-1 so far this season, while the Flyers are at 3-4-1. In totals betting, the Philadelphia Flyers are 6-1-1, while the Penguins are 3-2-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Philadelphia vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

It's an NHL hockey betting matchup between the No. 8-rated Philadelphia Flyers and the No. 1-ranked Pittsburgh Penguins, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Philadelphia's No. 6-ranked offense, averaging 3.5 goals per game, against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 16 at 2.88 goals allowed. The Flyers power play is averaging 26.47% while the Penguins defense kills off 80% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh won its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Islanders on October 27. Bettors who backed the Penguins at -175 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 5-4 loser as they battled the Coyotes at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Coyotes at +158 were rewarded, while the 9 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Pittsburgh is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
  • Pittsburgh is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games on the road
  • Philadelphia is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Philadelphia is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 8 games
  • Philadelphia is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Anaheim, Wednesday, November 2nd
Philadelphia at Carolina, Sunday, October 30th

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