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Penguins Heavily Favored Over Flyers in Stadium Series Contest

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers will take their historic rivalry to the great outdoors today when they collide at Heinz Field, the home of the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers, for a Stadium Series clash. Sportsbooks opened the Pens as heavy -210 home chalk with a total of 5.5.

Shark Bites
  • The Flyers are 1-5 SU in their last six games on the road against teams with winning records.
  • The total has gone UNDER in five of the Flyers' last seven games after a loss.
  • The total has gone OVER in five of the Flyers' last six games on the road against the Penguins.

Philly isn’t exactly on cruise control ahead of the big tilt. The Flyers have dropped six of their last eight games after losing to the Washington Capitals on Wednesday. Philadelphia has recorded a league second-worst 22 points (9-15-4) since their 10-game winning streak.

Pittsburgh is 1-2 in outdoor games since the concept was introduced in 2008. The Pens topped the Buffalo Sabres that year before losing to Washington in 2011 and Chicago in 2014. Philadelphia has yet to get the job done outside, as the Flyers fell to both Boston in 2010 and the New York Rangers in 2012.

As is always the case in these games, Mother Nature is set to play a major factor. Rain is expected Saturday morning in the Pittsburgh area before giving way to possible flurries at game-time.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the visiting Philadelphia Flyers before puck drop in this match found them as 188 moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5.5, according to BetOnline.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 3.8-1.7 result in favor of the Penguins today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Philadelphia Flyers vs Pittsburgh Penguins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Pittsburgh Penguins are 37-14-8 overall while the Philadelphia Flyers are 28-25-7. As for the totals, Pittsburgh is 36-19-4 on the OU, and Philadelphia is 26-25-9. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Philadelphia injuries news.

This game puts the Pittsburgh Penguins, most recently No. 4 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Philadelphia Flyers, who rate a No. 23 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 3.51 goals per game, against a Flyers defense that ranks No. 26 at 3.05 goals allowed. The Penguins power play is averaging 21.72% while the Flyers defense kills off 81.11% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 4-1 loser as they battled the Capitals at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Capitals at -160 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

Pittsburgh won its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Hurricanes on February 21. Bettors who backed the Penguins at -143 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Philadelphia is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Philadelphia is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Philadelphia's last 13 games
  • Philadelphia is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games
  • Pittsburgh is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Pittsburgh is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Philadelphia home to Colorado, Tuesday, February 28th
Pittsburgh at Dallas, Tuesday, February 28th

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