The Pittsburgh Penguins, led by Evgeni Malkin and Bryan Rust, are prepared to take the ice against Travis Konecny, Sean Couturier, and the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center in a divisional showdown. The match gets underway at 7:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 21, and it can be viewed live on NBC Sports Network.
Pittsburgh Penguins at Philadelphia Flyers Odds
The Penguins (-130) are tabbed as the favorites at DraftKings over the Flyers (+110) and the oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at 6 goals. The odds for betting that total sit at -125 over, +105 under.
Pittsburgh is 31-18 straight up (SU) and has earned 8.7 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 49 regular season matches, 24 of its games have gone over the total, while another 24 have gone under and just one has pushed. As an away team this season, the Pens are 13-10 SU.
Pittsburgh has converted on 20.0 percent of its power play chances this year, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 14th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 81.7 percent of its penalties..
Sporting a .900 save percentage and 25.0 saves per game, Matt Murray (16-11-4) has been the primary option in goal for Pittsburgh this year. If Pittsburgh decides to rest him, however, the team could turn to Tristan Jarry (16-8-1), who has a .929 save percentage and 2.16 goals against average this year.
On the other side of the rink, Philadelphia is 26-23 straight up (SU) and has earned moneyline bettors 2.6 units this year. Through 49 regular season contests, 25 of its games have gone over the total, while 23 have gone under and just one has pushed. The team’s 16-8 SU at home this year.
The Flyers have converted on just 19.8 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 12th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 82.0 percent of all penalties.
Carter Hart (22.1 saves per game) has been the primary choice in goal for the Flyers. Hart has 15 wins, 17 losses, and three overtime losses to his credit and has recorded a subpar .905 save percentage and 2.61 goals against average this year.
Pittsburgh Penguins at Philadelphia Flyers Betting Predictions
Prediction: SU Winner – Penguins, O/U – Over
Four of Philadelphia’s last ten contests have been decided by two or more goals. The team is 1-3 overall in those games.
The Penguins are 15-8 in games where they serve fewer penalty minutes than their opponent and 21-13 when they serve fewer than 10 total penalty minutes.
Philadelphia is 5-5 in games decided by a shootout this season while Pittsburgh is 3-0 in shootouts.
The under has hit in three of Philadelphia’s last five outings.
Pittsburgh has averaged 8.2 giveaways over its last five home games, an improvement from its season average of 9.4 giveaways per game (ranked 14th).
Philadelphia is ranked 15th this season with 10.1 giveaways per game. That figure has trended down, however, as it’s averaged 8.7 giveaways over its last 10 games and 8.8 giveaways over its last five.
Pittsburgh skaters have dished out the second-most hits in the league (28.6 per game).