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Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Philadelphia Flyers Preview 10/17/2013

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Thursday when the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Philadelphia Flyers meet at Wells Fargo Center.
Oddsmakers currently have the Penguins listed as 142-moneyline favorites versus the Flyers, while the game's total is sitting at 5½.
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.
Philadelphia:
Team record: 1-6-0 SU, ATS
Current streak: lost 3 straight games.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Tampa Bay are 7-3
After playing Vancouver are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

Pittsburgh:
Team record: 5-1-0 SU, ATS
Current streak: won 2 straight games.

is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Philadelphia
is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games on the road

When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing Edmonton are 5-5
After a win are 7-3


NEXT UP:
Pittsburgh home to Vancouver, Saturday, October 19
Philadelphia home to NY Rangers, Thursday, October 24