Philadelphia Flyers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins - 1/21/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Pittsburgh Penguins (31-13-5) at Philadelphia Flyers (26-17-6)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 7:30 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers +115 / Pittsburgh Penguins -135 --- Over/Under: 6
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The Pittsburgh Penguins and the Philadelphia Flyers meet in a Metropolitan division clash in NHL action from the Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday night.
The Pittsburgh Penguins will look to build on back-to-back wins after a 4-3 win over Boston last time out. Boston opened the scoring just :11 into the game and doubled their lead just 1:51 later. The Bruins made it 3-0 with just under five minutes to go in the 1st period before Dominik Simon responded just 1:27 later. Teddy Blueger made it 3-2 with the lone goal of the 2nd period just :33 into the frame before Jack Johnson tied the game at three less than two minutes into the 3rd. Bryan Rust helped Pittsburgh complete the comeback with just over seven minutes to go. Matt Murray got the win to improve to 15-6-4 on the year after stopping 35 of 38 shots faced in the winning effort.
The Philadelphia Flyers will look to build on a 4-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings in their last outing. Travis Konecny opened the scoring less than four minutes into the game before adding his 2nd goal of the game at nearly the same point of the 2nd period. Joel Farabee pushed Philly’s lead to 3-0 with just under eight minutes to go in the 2nd before Los Angeles finally got on the board just over five minutes into the 3rd. James van Riemsdyk restored the three-goal lead just 3:03 later to lock up the win. Brian Elliott got the win to improve to 11-5-3 on the year after stopping 34 of 35 shots faced in the winning effort.
Pittsburgh is 20-7 in their last 27 games overall and 6-1 in their last 7 road games while the over is 6-1 in their last 7 games against a team with a winning record. Philadelphia is 7-2 in their last 9 home games and 1-4 in their last 5 games following a win while the over is 10-3 in their last 13 games as a home underdog. The road team is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings between these two teams and Pittsburgh is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings between these two teams in Philadelphia.
The plus money with Philadelphia is tempting given the Flyers’ home form to start this year, but the issue I have is that it’s hard for me to turn down a reasonable price with a Penguins team that keeps winning games and have done really well on the road as of late. The road team has also had the majority of the recent success and the Penguins have played some darn good hockey in Philadelphia in recent years. I’ll lay the juice with the Penguins in this spot.