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Flyers Own Battle of Pennsylvania

The battle of Pennsylvania is always entertaining, and a new chapter in that rivalry will be written Saturday when the Pittsburgh Penguins invade the City of Brotherly Love for a date with the Philadelphia Flyers. This series has been dominated by the Flyers, however, as the Pens are a paltry 1-8 in the last nine meetings between the Eastern Conference foes.

Shark Bites
  • The OVER is 4-1-1 in the Flyers last 6 overall.
  • The Flyers are 6-1 in their last 7 home games.
  • The Penguins are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. the Eastern Conference.

Both sides are trending OVER ahead of this one. The Flyers are 4-1-1 O/U in their past six, while the Penguins have gone 9-4-2 O/U in their previous 15 matchups.

The Flyers are firing on all cylinders and enter tonight’s tilt on an 8-1-1 stretch. Key forward Jakub Voracek will likely be returning, which will provide a huge boost to the home side. Voracek has missed the Flyers’ last nine while nursing a foot injury.

The Keystone State rivals better get used to seeing each other frequently, as they’ll meet three times in the next 21 days.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, Philadelphia sat as -110 over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5 at Bovada but may move closer to puck drop.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 3.2-2.2 win for the Flyers on Saturday. 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

This season the Philadelphia Flyers are 34-23-12 overall while the Pittsburgh Penguins are 38-24-8. As for the totals, Philadelphia is 28-25-16 on the OU, and Pittsburgh is 29-29-12. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Philadelphia vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 4-ranked Philadelphia Flyers and the No. 13-rated Pittsburgh Penguins in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Philadelphia Flyers No. 20-ranked offense (2.62 goals per game) against a Pittsburgh Penguins defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.51 goals per game allowed. The Flyers powerplay has clicked at a 18.72% rate while the Penguins have a 83.49% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Penguins were a 4-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Hurricanes. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -185 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.

Philadelphia won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Blackhawks on March 16. Bettors who backed the Flyers at +166 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing Philadelphia
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games
  • Philadelphia is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh home to Washington, Sunday, March 20th
Philadelphia at New York, Monday, March 21st