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Pittsburgh Penguins vs Philadelphia Flyers Betting Matchup Report

Philadelphia FlyersPittsburgh Penguins
Dec 29, 7:00 PM | Consol Energy Centre

Philadelphia Flyers vs Pittsburgh Penguins Odds

21-10-4TEAM RECORD21-11-4

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Philadelphia duelling Pittsburgh on Thursday at Consol Energy Centre.

The Penguins currently sports a record of 21-11-4. The Flyers are 21-10-4. Betting totals have seen the Penguins post a 15-18-3 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Flyers have gone 22-12-1 against the number.

View Philadelphia vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Hockey odds makers opened the Penguins as -125 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Penguins, most recently No. 1 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Flyers, who rate a No. 5 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh's No. 5-ranked offense (3.3 goals per game) against a Flyers defense that ranks No. 22 at 3 goals per game allowed. The Penguins powerplay has clicked at a 20% rate while the Flyers have a 82.1% rate on the penalty kill.

Philadelphia lost its last outing, a 5-1 result against the Lightning on December 27. Bettors who backed the Lightning at +120 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 4-2 winner at home against the Hurricanes. Bettors on Pittsburgh at -305 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Philadelphia Flyers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 9-1
After playing Tampa Bay are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4

Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Ottawa are 7-3
After playing Carolina are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Flyers at Penguins trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 9 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
Pittsburgh is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games at home
Pittsburgh is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games when playing at home against Philadelphia

Next up:
Philadelphia home to NY Rangers, Monday, January 2
Pittsburgh at New Jersey, Saturday, December 31

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