Don’t miss out on the NHL showdown between the Flyers and Penguins. The game is starting at 3:30 ET on TNT, and it’s hosted by the Penguins at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA. Get ready to place your bets! This Metropolitan division matchup has an over/under of 6 goals, and the Penguins are favored by -1.5 at home vs. the Flyers.

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS VS PITTSBURGH PENGUINS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Pittsburgh Penguins -1.5

This game will be played at PPG Paints Arena at 3:30 ET on Sunday, February 25th.

WHY BET THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS:

  • With a 1.5-goal advantage on the spread, our projections favor the Penguins to secure a 4-3 victory.
  • Take the Penguins on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Flyers (+1.5)

Is a Road Win Possible for Philadelphia?

On the season, the Flyers are 67 points in 58 games, and they are 7th in the Eastern Conference. In the Metropolitan Division, Philadelphia is 3rd with a record of 30-21-7. When playing on the road, the Flyers have gone 16-8-5.

Heading into this game, Philadelphia has dropped two straight games as the underdog, and they are 19-16-6 in that role this year. Over their last ten games, the Flyers have gone 5-5, and they are 2-3 in their last five games.

On the road this year, the Flyers have gone 23-6 on the puck line and are 35-23 overall. So far, they have 18 wins by multiple goals, and their average scoring margin is at +.1 goals per game.

Philadelphia has been the underdog in 41 of their games, and their puck line record as the underdog is 30-11. Over their last ten games, the Flyers have gone 6-4 against the puck line.

For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring Philadelphia is 5.8. The season’s average over/under line is currently at 6.1. The Flyers come in with an over/under record of 23-32-3.

Philadelphia has a 1-2 record in their last three road games. In this stretch, they averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 3. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.

For their offensive performance, the Flyers come in averaging 2.9 goals per game this season, which is 20th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 2nd in the league. The Philadelphia offense is ranked 29th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 1st in the NHL.

Philadelphia’s leading scorer is Travis Konecny. So far, he has 27 goals which is 20th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 27 assists so far.

Defensively, the Penguins come into the season ranked 24th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30.1 shots per game against Pittsburgh. For the season, they are ranked 1st in shutouts, coming in with 7 shutouts.

Entering the game, goalie Cal Petersen has started three games this season. His current record stands at 2-1, and his save percentage is 0.28%.

Will Pittsburgh Live Up to Expectations at Home?

At home this season, the Penguins have gone 14-10-4, and they are 17-14-5 as the favorite. In the Eastern Conference, Pittsburgh is in 12th place with 58 points and a record of 25-21-8. Against other teams in the Metropolitan Division, the Penguins have gone 6-8.

Over their last ten games, the Penguins have gone 4-6, and they have lost their last two games as the underdog. In their last five games, Pittsburgh has gone 2-3, and they are 1-2 over their last three games. So far this season, the Penguins have been the favorite in 36 of their 54 games.

When playing at home, the Penguins have gone 13-15 against the puck line this season, and they have an average scoring margin of +.3 goals per game. So far, Pittsburgh has 18 wins by multiple goals compared to 7 wins by just one goal.

Overall, the team’s puck line record is 26-28, and their average scoring margin when favored is at +.5 goals per game. In their last ten games at home, the Penguins have gone just 4-6 against the puck line.

For the season, Pittsburgh’s games have finished with an average of 5.6 goals per game. Their average over/under line for the season is 6.3. Overall, the Penguins have an over/under record of 19-32-3.

Philadelphia has a 1-2 record in their last three road games. In this stretch, they averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 3. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.

For their offensive performance, the Penguins come in averaging 2.9 goals per game this season, which is 27th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 16th in the league. Pittsburgh’s offense is currently ranked 26th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 22nd in the league.

Pittsburgh’s leading goal scorer is Sidney Crosby. So far this season, he has 31 goals, placing him 10th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 25 assists so far.

The Penguins defense is currently 24th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30.1 shots per game against Pittsburgh. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 1st with 7 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Philadelphia, goalie Tristan Jarry has started 36 games in this season. His current record is 15-17, and his save percentage stands at 0.841%.