The Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Pittsburgh Penguins look for a win after winning 10 of their last 14 games. The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 21.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Jake Guentzel leads Pittsburgh with 22 goals, Sidney Crosby has 36 assists and Bryan Rust has 150 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 77.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Tristan Jarry has allowed 91 goals on 1,013 shots and Casey DeSmith has allowed 44 goals on 506 shots.
The Philadelphia Flyers need a win after losing 10 of their last 15 games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 19.4 percent of their power play opportunities. James van Riemsdyk leads Philadelphia with 16 goals, Jakub Voracek has 31 assists and Kevin Hayes has 114 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 3.6 goals per game and are killing 73.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Carter Hart has allowed 20 goals on 192 shots faced and Brian Elliott has allowed 72 goals on 653 shots.
The Penguins are 6-1 in their last 7 road games and 22-8 in their last 30 overall. The Flyers are 1-4 in their last 5 home games and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The under is 4-1-1 in Penguins last 6 overall. The over is 11-3 in Flyers last 14 overall. The Penguins are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Philadelphia. The home team is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings. The over is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.
The Philadelphia Flyers have beaten the Penguins in five of the seven meetings this season, which includes a victory last night. There’s value with the plus money if going off history here, but the bottom line is the Pittsburgh Penguins are head and shoulders the better team this season and it’s not often lately we get these prices with them. This is a spot where I’m going to ignore the h2h and take the cheap price with the far and away more trustworthy team.