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Penguins, Flyers renew hostilities

The Pittsburgh Penguins have managed to pay off on the NHL betting lines in four of their last five games against the Philadelphia Flyers with the teams meeting Thursday night.

Sidney Crosby and company went 3-1 against Claude Giroux and the Flyers last season, with the OVER/UNDER splitting at 2-2 for totals bettors in those contests. The OVER/UNDER is 5-4-1 in the last 10 Penguins vs. Flyers NHL matchups.

Supporters of the Penguins have seen them go 5-1-0 so far this season, while the Flyers are at 1-6-0. In totals betting, the Flyers are 1-5-1, while the Penguins are 3-3.

View Pittsburgh Penguins vs Philadelphia Flyers Odds and Stats.

On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Philadelphia sat as 129 underdogs over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5.5 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.

This game matches up the No. 28 (Flyers) and the No. 3 (Penguins) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 3-2 winner at home against the Oilers. Bettors on Pittsburgh at -245 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

The Flyers were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Canucks. That made winners of bettors who got Vancouver at -110 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for PUSH bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Philadelphia's No. 29-ranked offense, averaging 1.43 goals per game, against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 11 at 2.5 goals allowed. The Flyers power play is averaging 6.9% while the Penguins defense kills off 77.78% of their penalties.

A few Penguins at Flyers trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Pittsburgh's last 15 games
Pittsburgh is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Philadelphia is 2-12 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games at home
Philadelphia is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Vancouver, Saturday, October 19th
Philadelphia at New York, Thursday, October 24th