Making on a bet on this NHL game featuring the Penguins versus the Flyers? The puck drops at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on NBCS. The game will be played at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. The Penguins are the favorites in this Metropolitan division matchup against Flyers. The over/under for the game is set at 6.5 goals.
PITTSBURGH PENGUINS VS PHILADELPHIA FLYERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Philadelphia Flyers +1.5
This game will be played at Wells Fargo Center at 7:00 ET on Monday, December 4th.
WHY BET THE PHILADELPHIA FLYERS:
- Coming in as 1.5 goal favorites, our projections have the Penguins picking up a 4-3 win.
- Take the Penguins on the moneyline
- On the puck line, we like Flyers (+1.5)
Can the Penguins Offense Score Enough in Philadelphia?
This season, the Penguins have put together an overall record of 11-11-2. When playing on the road, Pittsburgh has gone 6-4-1, while their home record stands at 5-7-1. Their current record places them 6th in the Eastern Metropolitan division and 11th in the Eastern conference.
Pittsburgh is 11-12 against the puck line this season. On the road, their puck line record sits at 6-5 compared to 5-7 at home. For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring Pittsburgh is 5.8. The season’s average over/under line is currently at 6.6. The Penguins come in with an over/under record of 8-14-1.
In their last three games away from home, the Penguins have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 2 goals per game in these contests.
The Penguins come into the game scoring an average of 3.1 goals per game, putting them 17th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 6th in the league. In terms of the Penguins’ offense during power plays, they are 30th in power play goals and 23rd in shorthanded goals.
Pittsburgh’s current leading scorer is Sidney Crosby. This season, he has 14 goals, which puts him 8th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Crosby has 11 assists this season.
The Flyers defense is currently 23rd in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 27.8 shots per game against Philadelphia. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 12th with 2 shutouts.
Entering the game, goalie Tristan Jarry has started 18 games this season. His current record stands at 8-8, and his save percentage is 91.8%.
Is a Home Win Possible for Philadelphia?
For the season, the Flyers currently hold an overall record of 12-10-2. On the road, Philadelphia has gone 7-4-1 and they are 5-6-1 at home. At the moment, they hold the 5th spot in the Eastern Metropolitan division and are ranked 9th in the Eastern conference.
Philadelphia is 17-7 against the puck line this season. On the road, their puck line record sits at 10-2 compared to 7-5 at home. This season, Philadelphia’s games have an average of 5.9 goals per game. The average over/under number for the season is 6.2. The Flyers come in with an over/under performance of 10-14-0.
Philadelphia has played well in their previous three home games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 2. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 3-0.
On the offensive side, the Flyers are scoring an 3 goals per game this season, ranking 22nd in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 3rd in the league. Philadelphia’s offense comes into the game ranked 27th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 2nd in the NHL.
Philadelphia’s current leading scorer is Travis Konecny. This season, he has 12 goals, which puts him 18th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Konecny has 6 assists this season.
In terms of defense, the Flyers head into the game ranked 23rd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 27.8 shots per game against Philadelphia. So far, they are 12th in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.
Goalie Carter Hart comes into the game having made 14 starts this season. So far, his record is 6-6 and he has a save percentage of 90.9%.