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Flyers vs Penguins Game 1 odds preview

Philadelphia FlyersPittsburgh Penguins
April 11, 7:30 PM | Consol Energy Centre

Philadelphia Flyers vs Pittsburgh Penguins Odds

47-26-9TEAM RECORD51-25-6

The Pittsburgh Penguins look to jump to a 1-0 series lead when the Philadelphia Flyers invade Consol Energy Centre on Wednesday as NHL playoff betting action kicks off.

The Flyers are banged up but have success against their state rivals. Pittsburgh is favored to win this game, to win this series and to win the Stanley Cup (where they are currently 4/1 favorites at Bovada).

The Penguins are 51-25-6 so far on the season. The Flyers, meanwhile, are 47-26-9. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Pittsburgh go 43-31-8 and the Flyers go 43-37-2 on the totals.

View Philadelphia vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Flyers were listed as +175 underdogs on the hockey moneyline at many online sportsbooks, making them an attracive dog play at Bovada. The total was set at 6 before betting started earlier in the week but had been bet down at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 3-rated Flyers taking on the No. 1-rated Penguins in this contest.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 3.4 goals per game, against a Flyers defense that ranks No. 21 at 2.8 goals allowed. The Penguins power play is averaging 19.7% while the Flyers defense kills off 81.8% of their penalties.

In their last action, Philadelphia was a 4-2 loser on the road against the Penguins. Bettors on Pittsburgh at -170 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 4-2 winner as they battled the Flyers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Penguins at -170 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

Philadelphia Flyers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Tampa Bay are 9-1
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a loss are 10-0

Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Flyers at Penguins trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 7 games
Philadelphia is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Philadelphia's last 19 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Pittsburgh's last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games at home
Pittsburgh is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games at home
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, Friday, April 13